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Examining the link between the bitterness of lost jobs and clinging to religion: Evidence from Chinese import shocks
(, Association for the study of religion, economics, and culture seventeenth annual conference, 2018)
While prolonged debates exist pertaining to the relationship between labor market conditions and religion, there is little empirical work examining the causal effect of structural changes in employment conditions on religion. ...
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 ...
The private provision of public goods through waqfs in Ottoman Istanbul
(, Ibn Haldun University, 2017)
Pious foundations also known as waqfs in the Islamic world have been one of the major achievement of Islamic civilization. They have served not only as financial institution but also the way of supplying all sort of social ...
Religiosity: Identifying the effect of pluralism
(, Elsevier, 2019)
Economists and sociologists have long disagreed over the effect of pluralism on religios- ity, the question of whether the number religions in a society lessens or heightens peo- ple’s beliefs and participation. The ...