Ottoman Empire




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

Articles and Book Chapters

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, forthcoming. [Working Paper]

Coşgel, Metin M. and Boğac Ergene. “Pluralistic Methodologies in Islamic Legal Historiography,” in Intisar A. Rabb & Mariam Sheibani eds, Roundtable on Islamic Legal History and Historiography, Islamic Law Blog, 2020-2021.

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]