Timur Kuran

Duke University - Department of Economics

213 Social Sciences Building

Box 90097

Durham, NC 27708-0204

United States

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The Islamic Commercial Crisis: Institutional Roots of Economic Underdevelopment in the Middle East

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C01-12
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Jul 2001
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics
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Citation 25

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The Islamic Commercial Crisis: Institutional Roots of Economic Underdevelopment in the Middle East

Journal of Economic History, Vol. 63, No. 2, June 2003
Posted: 17 Oct 2002
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics

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Availability Cascades and Risk Regulation

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 4, 1999, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 181, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 384
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 30 Oct 1998
Timur Kuran and Cass R. Sunstein
Duke University - Department of Economics and Harvard Law School
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Citation 61

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availability heuristic, informational cascades, reputational cascades, cost-benefit analysis

The Provision of Public Goods Under Islamic Law: Origins, Contributions, and Limitations of the Waqf System

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C01-13
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 27 Jul 2001
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics
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The Provision of Public Goods Under Islamic Law: Origins, Contributions, and Limitations of the Waqf System

Law and Society Review, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 841-97, 2001
Posted: 27 Aug 2002
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics

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Economic Modernization in Late British India: Hindu-Muslim Differences

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 92
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 25 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2012
Timur Kuran and Anantdeep Singh
Duke University - Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Center for Religion and Civic Culture
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Citation 1

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India, Islam, Hinduism, capital accumulation, inheritance, partnership, corporation, waqf, economic development

Economic Modernization in Late British India: Hindu-Muslim Differences

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 53
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 09 Aug 2010
Timur Kuran and Anantdeep Singh
Duke University - Department of Economics and University of Southern California - Center for Religion and Civic Culture
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Citation 1

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India, Islam, Hinduism, capital accumulation, inheritance, partnership, corporation, waqf, economic development

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The Scale of Entrepreneurship in Middle Eastern History: Inhibitive Roles of Islamic Institutions

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 10
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2009
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics
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Citation 5

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Entrepreneurship, Middle East, Islam, development, business history

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Cultural Integration and Its Discontents

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C02-14
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Sep 2002
Timur Kuran and William H. Sandholm
Duke University - Department of Economics and University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Economics
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Judicial Biases in Ottoman Istanbul: Islamic Justice and Its Compatibility with Modern Economic Life

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 52
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 02 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2012
Timur Kuran and Scott Lustig
Duke University - Department of Economics and Independent
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Citation 1

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The Financial Power of the Powerless: Socio-Economic Status and Interest Rates under Partial Rule of Law

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 175
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 23 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 25 Mar 2016
Timur Kuran and Jared Rubin
Duke University - Department of Economics and Chapman University - The George L. Argyros School of Business & Economics
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Rule of law, elite, status, religion, gender, court, interest rate, credit, financial market, Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, Islam, Islamic law, Sharia

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Expanding Discrimination Research: Moving Beyond Ethnicity and to the Web

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C03-2, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 03-5, Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 85, pp. 717-730, September 2004
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Feb 2003
Timur Kuran and Edward J. McCaffery
Duke University - Department of Economics and USC Gould School of Law
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Citation 1

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Discrimination, ethnicity, physical appearance, beauty, economic inequality, public opinion, mode effect,

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Explaining the Economic Trajectories of Civilizations: The Systemic Approach

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 11
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 18 Dec 2008
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics
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Citation 3

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civilization, culture, economic development, institution, institutional complementarity

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Between Consumer Demand and Islamic Law: The Evolution of Islamic Credit Cards in Turkey

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 182
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 23 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2015
Murat Çokgezen and Timur Kuran
Marmara University and Duke University - Department of Economics
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Banking, Credit card, Islam, Interest, Turkey

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Sex Differences in the Acceptability of Discrimination

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C05-7, USC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 05-17
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 28 Jul 2005
Timur Kuran and Edward J. McCaffery
Duke University - Department of Economics and USC Gould School of Law
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Discrimination, sex differences, surveys, public opinion, social desirability bias

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Institutional Roots of Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East: Civic Legacies of the Islamic Waqf

Economic Research Initiatives at Duke (ERID) Working Paper No. 171
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 13 Jun 2014
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics
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Middle East, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Arab world, Egypt, Islamic law, sharia, waqf, democracy, autocracy, civil society, political participation, collective action, coalition, corporation, foundation, trust, institutional change.

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The Absence of the Corporation in Islamic Law: Origins and Persistence

American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 53, pp. 785-834, July 2005, USC Law and Economics Research Paper No. 04-21; and USC CLEO Research Paper No. C04-16
Posted: 02 Sep 2004
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics

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Islam, Middle East, development, partnership, joint-stock company, corporation, organization, individualism, law

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Why the Middle East is Economically Underdeveloped: Historical Mechanisms of Institutional Stagnation

USC Center in Law, Economics and Organization Research Papers (CLEO), #C03-24, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 18, pp. 71-90, Summer 2004
Posted: 03 Dec 2003
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics

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The Logic of Financial Westernization in the Middle East

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 56, pp. 593-615, April 2005, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C03-14
Posted: 21 Jul 2003
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics

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Islam, Islamic world, Middle East, development, modernization, finance, interest, bill of credit, bill of exchange, banking, partnership, inheritance law, cash waqf, minorities

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The Economic Ascent of the Middle East's Religious Minorities: The Role of Islamic Legal Pluralism

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 33, pp. 475-515, June 2004, USC CLEO Research Paper No. C03-1
Posted: 24 Jan 2003
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics

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Islam, Islamic World, Middle East, Economic Development, Modernization, Choice of Law, Legal Pluralism, Minorities, Christians, Armenians, Greeks, Jews, Muslims, Partnership, Courts, Banking, Commerce, Inheritance

Ethnic Norms and their Transformation through Reputational Cascades

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 27, No. 2, Summer 1998
Posted: 25 Aug 1998
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics

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Ethnic Norms and their Transformation through Reputational Cascades

Center for Economic Studies Working Paper No. 150
Posted: 06 Nov 2003
Timur Kuran
Duke University - Department of Economics

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