He was born on June 8, 1965 in Istanbul. After graduating from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration, Prof. Dr. Kerem Alkin continued his postgraduate education at Istanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. He received his PhD in 1993 from Istanbul University, Institute of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. He started his academic career in 1987 as a research assistant at Istanbul University Faculty of Economics.
Prof. Dr. Kerem Alkin, who has had important duties several institutions and organizations, is also a columnist for Sabah and Daily Sabah newspapers. Prof. Dr. Alkin, who speaks French and English, is married with one child.