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Religion and state capacity: Ottoman Europe in 1530
(, XVIII World Economic History Congress, 2018)
We study the relationship between religion and state capacity in the European districts of the Ottoman Empire in the year 1530. Starting from a small tribe settled in northwestern Anatolia at the end of the thirteenth ...
Comparative development in the Middle East
(, XVIII World Economic History Congress (WEHC), 2018)
Whereas certain regions and countries in the Middle East are currently enjoying incomes that are among the highest in the world, others are in extreme poverty. Although much of this difference may be attributable to climate ...
The political economy of trade and production in Ottoman Anatolia
(, Koç Üniversitesi, 2017)
This paper studies the emergence of Malikane Divani system and its impact on economic outcomes in the Ottoman Empire in 16th century. Developing an argument based on state capacity, it empirically establishes a strong ...