Current and Upcoming

Inaugural Sakıp Sabancı Lecture by Şevket Pamuk (Boğaziçi University)

April 2, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 1501

Inaugural Sakıp Sabancı Lecture

Uneven Centuries: Turkey’s Experience with Economic Development since 1820

Professor of Economics and Economic History, Boğaziçi University

Introduced by
Rashid Khalidi
Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies, Columbia University

Şevket Pamuk is Professor of Economics and Economic History at Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul. He graduated from Yale University and obtained his PhD in Economics at University of California, Berkeley. Pamuk is the author of many books and journal articles on Ottoman, Middle East, Turkish and European economic history, including The Ottoman Empire and European Capitalism, 1820-1913 (Cambridge Univ Press)A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge Univ Press) and most recently of Uneven Centuries: Economic History of Turkey since 1820 (Princeton Univ Press, 2018). He was Professor and Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies at the London School of Economics from 2008 through 2013. Pamuk was President of European Historical Economics Society (2003-2005), President of Asian Historical Economics Society (2012-2014), Editor of European Review of Economic History (2011-2014) and is a member of Academia Europea and Science Academy, Istanbul.