Prof. Dr. Aslan graduated in 1993 from Hacettepe University, Department of Public Finance, with the highest CGPA. He received his master's degree in economics from the American University-Washington DC in 1997 and his doctorate in economics from George Mason University in 2004. Aslan worked as an assistant at George Mason University between 2001-2004, and he worked as a faculty member at Eskişehir Osmangazi University between 2004-2014. In 2014, he started to work at Yıldırım Beyazıt University in Ankara. Aslan has been concentrating on comparative political economies of the Middle Eastern countries, public economy, global political economy and institutional economics.