Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

Department of Economics

Ph.D., Yale University

Welcome to my website!

I am an assistant professor of economics at the University of Arizona.

My main research interests are economic history, and law and economics. My main research agenda explores the role legal institutions played in the historical development of Middle Eastern economies using theory and primary evidence. 

Currently, I am studying the co-existence of multiple legal systems - "legal pluralism" - and the sale of access to European law in the Ottoman Empire during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. My second line of research examines enterprise forms, corporate governance, and the effects of transplanting European commercial law in the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, and Egypt during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Contact Information:

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Department of Economics
University of Arizona 
1130 E Helen St
Tucson, AZ 85721