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Coşgel, Metin M and Boğac Ergene. The Economics of Ottoman Justice, Cambridge University Press (November, 2016).


Articles and Book Chapters

Coşgel, Metin M., Matthew Histen, Thomas J. Miceli, Sadullah Yıldırım, “State and Religion over Time, Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming. [Working Paper].

Coşgel, Metin M.,  “The political economy of institutional change: Illustrations from the Ottoman Empire, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics,” Edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume, Online edition, 2015.

Coşgel, Metin M “The Fiscal Regime of an Expanding State: Political Economy of Ottoman Taxation,” in Andrew Monson and Walter Scheidel, eds. Fiscal Regimes and the Political Economy of Premodern States, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp. 404-428. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Boğac Ergene. “Dispute Resolution in Ottoman Courts: A Quantitative Analysis of Litigations in Eighteenth Century Kastamonu,” Social Science History, 2014, 38(1&2): 183-202. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Boğac Ergene. “The Selection Bias in Court Records: Settlement and Trial in Eighteenth Century Kastamonu,” Economic History Review, 2014, 67(2): 517-34. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Boğac Ergene. “’Law and Economics’ Literature and Ottoman Legal Studies,” Islamic Law and Society, 2014, 21: 114-44. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., Boğac Ergene, and Atabey Kaygun. “A Temporal Analysis of Wealth in Eighteenth-century Ottoman Kastamonu,”Continuity and Change, 2013, 28: 1-26. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., Boğac Ergene, Haggay Etkes, and Thomas J. Miceli. Crime and Punishment in Ottoman Times: Corruption and Fines,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 2013, XLIII(3): 353–376. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Boğac Ergene, “Inequality of Wealth in the Ottoman Empire: War, Weather, and Long-term Trends in Eighteenth Century Kastamonu,” Journal of Economic History, 2012(2): 308-31. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., Thomas J. Miceli, and Jared Rubin, “The Political Economy of Mass Printing: Legitimacy, Revolt and Technological Change in the Ottoman Empire,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012, 40: 357-71. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. Thomas J. Miceli, and Jared Rubin. “Political Legitimacy and Technology Adoption,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2012, 168(3): 339-361. [Working Paper]

Baker, Matthew J., Metin Coşgel, and Thomas J. Miceli. “Debtors’ Prisons in America: An Economic Analysis,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2012, 84: 216-28. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., Haggay Etkes, and Thomas J. Miceli, “Private Law Enforcement, Fine Sharing, and Tax Collection: Theory and Historical Evidence,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2011: 546-52. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Boğac Ergene, “Intergenerational Wealth Accumulation and Dispersion in the Ottoman Empire: Observations from Eighteenth-Century Kastamonu,”European Review of Economic History, 2011, 15(2): 255-76. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “The Political Economy of Law and Economic Development in Islamic History,” in Jan Luiten van Zanden and Debin Ma, eds. Law and Long-Term Economic Change , Stanford University Press, 2011, pp. 158-77. [Working Paper]

Schirmer, Stefan; Chaudhary, Latika; Coşgel, Metin; Demonsant, Jean-Luc; Fourie, Johan; Frankema, Ewout; Garzarelli, Giampaolo; Luiz, John; Mariotti, Martine; Verhoef, Grietjie; Yan, Se; “The State and Scope of the Economic History of Developing Regions,” Economic History of Developing Regions, 2010, 25(1): 3-20. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., Thomas J. Miceli, and Rasha Ahmed, “Law, State Power, and Taxation in Islamic History,”  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2009, 71: 704-17. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Thomas J. Miceli, “Tax Collection in History,” Public Finance Review, 2009, 37(4): 399-420. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Thomas J. Miceli, “State and Religion,” Journal of Comparative Economics, 2009, 37: 402–416. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Conversations between Anthropologists and Economists,” in Stephen Gudeman, ed. Economic Persuasions, Studies in Rhetoric and Culture Series, Volume 4, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “The Socioeconomics of Consumption: Solutions to the Problems of Interest, Knowledge, and Identity,” in John B. Davis, Wilfred Dolfsma, Elizabeth Oughton, and Jane Wheelock, eds. The Elgar Handbook of Socio-Economics, 2008. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Estimating Rural Incomes and Inequality in the Ottoman Empire” International Journal of Middle East Studies 40(3): 374-75.

Coşgel, Metin M., “Agricultural Productivity in the Early Ottoman Empire,” Research in Economic History, 2006, 24: 161-87. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Taxes, Efficiency, and Redistribution: Discriminatory Taxation of Villages in Ottoman Palestine, Southern Syria, and Transjordan in the Sixteenth Century,” Explorations in Economic History, 2006, 43(2): 332-56. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Efficiency and Continuity in Public Finance: The Ottoman System of Taxation,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 2005, 37 (4): 567-86. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Thomas J. Miceli, “Risk, Transaction Costs, and Government Finance: The Distribution of Tax Revenue in the Ottoman Empire ,” Journal of Economic History, 2005, 65(3): 806-21. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Ottoman Tax Registers (Tahrir Defterleri),” Historical Methods, 2004, 37: 87-100. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Lanse Minkler , “Religious Identity and Consumption,” Review of Social Economy, 2004, 33(3): 329-341. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Lanse Minkler , “Rationality, Integrity, and Religious Behavior,” Journal of Socio-Economics 2004, Vol. 33, pp. 329-41. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Property Rights in Land: Communal Control,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Joel Mokyr, ed., 2003.

Coşgel, Metin M., “The Commitment Process in a Religious Commune: The Shakers,”  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, March 2001, 40(1): 27-38.

Coşgel, Metin M. and Brad Andrew, “Membership in a Religious Commune: The Shakers, 1850-70,” Explorations in Economic History, 2001, 38: 273-95. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “The Family in Utopia: Celibacy, Communal Child-Rearing, and Continuity in a Religious Commune,” Journal of Family History, October 2000, 25(4): 491-503.

Andrew, Brad and Metin M. Coşgel, “Regional Differences in the Size and Composition of Communal Membership: The Shakers, 1850-70,” Communal Societies, 2000, 20: 45-58.

Murray, John E. and Metin M Coşgel, “Between God and Market: Influences of Economy and Spirit on Shaker Communal Dairying, 1830-1875,”  Social Science History, Spring 1999, 23(1): 41-65. [Working Paper]

Murray, John E. and Metin M Coşgel, “Regional Specialization in Communal Agriculture: The Shakers, 1850-1880,” Communal Societies, 1999, pp. 73-84. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M.  and Thomas J. Miceli , “Job Rotation: Cost, Benefits, and Stylized Facts,”  Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, June 1999, 155(2): 301-20. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and John E. Murray, “Productivity of a Commune: The Shakers, 1850-80,”  Journal of Economic History, June 1998, 58(2): 494-510. [Working Paper]

Murray, John E. and Metin M Cosgel, “Market, Religion, and Culture in Shaker Swine Production, 1788-1880,” Agricultural History, Summer 1998, 72(3): 552-73. [Working Paper]

Langlois, Richard N. and Metin M. Coşgel,  “The Organization of Consumption,” in Marina Bianchi, ed., The Active Consumer: Novelty and Surprise in Consumer Choice, New York : Routledge, 1998, pp. 107-21. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “The Power of the Rhetorical Perspective: A Reply to Fontaine,” History of Political Economy, Summer 1998, 30(2): 285-87.

Coşgel, Metin M., “Consumption Institutions,” Review of Social Economy, Summer 1997, 55(2): 153-71. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., John E. Murray, and Thomas J. Miceli , “Organization and Distributional Equality in a Network of Communes: The Shakers,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, April 1997, 56(2): 129-44.

Coşgel, Metin M., “Metaphors, Stories, and the Entrepreneur in Economics,” History of Political Economy, Spring 1996, 28(1): 57-76.

Coşgel, Metin M. “Audience Effects in Consumption,” Economics and Philosophy, 1994, 10(1): 19-30.

Coşgel, Metin M., “Market Integration and Agricultural Efficiency of Communal Amana,” Communal Societies, 1994, 14: 36-48.

Miceli, Thomas J. and Metin M. Coşgel, “Reputation and Judicial Decision Making,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Spring 1994, 23(1): 31-51. [Reprinted in Alain Marciano, ed., Law and Economics: A Reader, London and New York: Taylor and Francis, Routledge, 2009, pp. 268-86. Also reprinted in Lee Epstein, ed. The Economics of Judicial Behaviour ] [Working Paper]

Langlois, Richard N. and Metin M. Coşgel,  “Frank Knight on Risk, Uncertainty, and the Firm: A New Interpretation,” Economic Inquiry, July 1993, 31: 456-65. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Religious Culture and Economic Performance: Agricultural Productivity of the Amish, 1850-80,” Journal of Economic History, June 1993, 53(2): 319-31. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Rhetoric in the Economy: Consumption and Audience,” Journal of Socio-Economics, Winter 1992, 21(4): 363-77. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M., “Risk Sharing in Medieval Agriculture,” Journal of European Economic History, Spring 1992, 21(1): 99-110.

Coşgel, Metin M., “Scattering and Contracts in Medieval Agriculture: Challenges Ahead,” Journal of Economic History, Sept. 1990, 50(3): 663-68. [Working Paper]


Book Reviews

Review of Fatih Ermiş, A History of Ottoman Economic Thought: Developments before the Nineteenth Century, EH.NET Book Review, December, 2014.

Review of Timur Kuran, The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East, published in  Journal of Economic History, December, 2011.

Review of Philip L. Cottrell, Monica Pohle Fraser and Iain L. Fraser, editors, East Meets West: Banking, Commerce and Investment in the Ottoman Empire, EH.NET Book Review, December 2008.

Review of Nelly Hanna, ed. Money, Land, and Trade: An Economic History of the Muslim Mediterranean , EH.NET Book Review, August 2003.

Review of Calvinists Incorporated by Anne K. Knowles, EH.NET Book Review, March, 1998.

Review of Economics as Literature by Willie Henderson, History of Economic Ideas. Review of  Social Limits to Economic Theory by Jon Mulberg, Journal of Economic Literature, December 1996.

Review of Family, Church, and Market by Royden K. Loewen, Journal of Economic History,  June 1994. Review of America ‘s Utopian Experiments by Brian J. L. Berry, Communal Societies, 1993.