Category Archives: Turkey

Working Paper: “Economic Harbingers of Political Modernization: Peaceful Explosion of Rights in Ottoman Istanbul, 1600-1839”

(with Aslı Cansunar) “Economic Harbingers of Political Modernization: Peaceful Explosion of Rights in Ottoman Istanbul, 1600-1839” (Economic Research Initiatives at Duke Working Paper, SSRN, August 9, 2019).

Op-ed: “The Economic Costs of Erdoğan”

(with Dani Rodik) “The Economic Costs of Erdoğan” Project Syndicate, August 24, 2018

Op-ed: “Turkey’s Changing Freedom Deficit”

Turkey’s Changing Freedom Deficit.” Project Syndicate, September 15, 2016.

Edited book set: Mahkeme Kayıtları Işığında 17. Yüzyıl İstanbul’unda Sosyo-Ekonomik Yaşam / Social and Economic Life in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul: Glimpses from Court Records

cover-ib-book-vol-1-340-510-s(Ed.) Mahkeme Kayıtları Işığında 17. Yüzyıl İstanbul’unda Sosyo-Ekonomik Yaşam / Social and Economic Life in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul: Glimpses from Court Records, 10 vols. (Istanbul: İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, 2010-13).

Topics of volumes:

  • 1. Guilds and Guildsmen + Communal Affairs of Christians and Jews + Foreigners (932 pp.),
  • 2. Commercial Partnerships (659 pp.),
  • 34. State-Individual Relations, including Taxation (544+708 pp.),
  • 5678. Waqfs (584+650+677+651 pp.),
  • 910. Credit Markets and Uses of Interest (529+497 pp.).

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