I recently completed my PhD in the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. My thesis investigates the practice of confiscation in the Ottoman Empire, 1700s-1839, from an economic perspective. I study social and economic history of the Ottoman Empire with a particular interest in the long 18th century. I currently work as a research assistant in the Department of Economics at Anadolu University, Turkey. 

My current research interests include historical political economy, Ottoman economic history, microhistory, philosophy of history, new instutitonal economics. 

I also like to write fiction currently in the form of short stories. 

Contact Information:
Anadolu Üniversitesi Yunus Emre Kampüsü, İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Oda: 426 Eskişehir-Turkey 

E-mail: yarslantas@anadolu.edu.tr