Ottoman Empire




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

Articles and Book Chapters

Abacı, Zeynep Dörtok, Jun Akiba, Metin M. Cosgel, and Boğaç Ergene, 2022. “Judiciary and Wealth in the Ottoman Empire, 1689–1843,” Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, 2023, 66: 43–84. [Working Paper]

Ceylan, Pınar & Metin M. Cosgel, “Quantitative Data and the Economy,” in Alexis Wick, ed. Cambridge Companion to Ottoman History, forthcoming. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Sadullah Yıldırım, “The Economic Geography of Ottoman Anatolia: People, Places, and Political Economy around 1530,” in Ebru Boyar and Kate Fleet, eds. Making a Living in Ottoman Anatolia, Brill, 2021, pp. 58-77. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Boğac Ergene. “Pluralistic Methodologies in Islamic Legal Historiography,” Journal of Islamic Law, 2021, 2(1): 243-49. [Video of workshop]

Coşgel, Metin M.,  “The political economy of institutional change: Illustrations from the Ottoman Empire,” The New Palgrave Dictionary of EconomicsEdited 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]

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., “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]