Category Archives: Persian – فارسی

Book: The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East

long divergence coverThe Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011).
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Symposium video: “Religion, Innovation, and Economic Progress”

“Religion and the Open Society Symposium: Religion, Innovation, and Economic Progress,” Lawrence Harrison, Timur Kuran, and Robert Woodberry, Council on Foreign Relations, March 25, 2008. See video

Article: “Islam and Underdevelopment: An Old Puzzle Revisited”

Islam and underdevelopment: An old puzzle revisited,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 153 (March 1997): 41-71. Abstract

  • Farsi translation (by Yadullah Dadgar): Naqd va Nazar, 3 (Winter 1997): 310-53.
  • French translation: “L’Islam et le sous-développement: Un vieux puzzle revisité,” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines , 8 (March 1998): 27-60.
  • Turkish translation (by Cihan Dansuk and Timur Kuran): “İslâm ve Geri Kalmışlık: Eski Bir Muammaya Çözüm Arayışları,” Birikim, 137 (September 2000): 68-89. Revised form reprinted in Timur Kuran, İslâm’ın Ekonomik Yüzleri (Istanbul : İletişim, 2002): 211-253.