Research

Publications

“Islamic Rule and the Empowerment of the Poor and Pious” , Econometrica, Vol. 82, No. 1 (January, 2014), 229–269, (Online Appendix) (Replication files)

“Institutions and Nonconvergence Traps,” joint with Philippe Aghion and Peter Howitt, in Aghion, Philippe and Peter Howitt, The Economics of Growth, MIT Press, 2009

“Religion, Politics, and Development – Essays in Development Economics and Political Economics,” IIES Monograph Series no. 68, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University

Working Papers

“‘For the Love of the Republic’ – Education, Secularism, and Empowerment,” joint with Selim Gulesci (submitted), (winner of the “UWIN Best Paper Award 2014”)

“Political Man on Horseback – Coups and Development” (submitted)
    Media: Bloomberg, FT, The Economist, HBR.

“State Discretion, Political Connections and Public Procurement: Evidence from Turkey,” joint with Esra Gürakar

“Industrial Espionage and Productivity”, (new version coming soon) joint with Albrecht Glitz
    Media: HBR, FT, WSJ.

“‘Pious Populists at the Gate’ – A Case Study of Economic Development in Turkey under AKP”, forthcoming, Economics of Transition