Cihan Artunç

Assistant Professor of Economics

McClelland Hall 401Z
1130 East Helen Street
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic history
  • law and economics


PhD in Economics, Yale University, 2014

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Cihan Artunç joined the Eller College of Management in 2014 after earning his PhD in Economics at Yale University. His areas of expertise are economic history, law and economics. Specifically, he studies the role legal institutions played in the historical development of Middle Eastern economies. He also works on legal forms of firm organization, corporate governance, firm dynamics and the effect of legal reforms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Ottoman Turkey and Egypt.


  • ECON 308 World Economics History
  • ECON 309 European Economic History until the Industrial Revolution

Selected Publications

  • “Partnership as Experimentation”, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization (with Timothy W. Guinnane), forthcoming
  • "The Wealth Tax of 1942 and the Disappearance of Non-Muslim Enterprises in Turkey." (with Seven Ağır), Journal of Economic History 79, no. 01 (2019): 201-243
  • "Religious Minorities and Firm Ownership in Early Twentieth‐Century Egypt.", Economic History Review (2018)
  • "The Price of Legal Institutions: The Beratlı Merchants in the Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Empire." Journal of Economic History 75, no. 03 (2015): 720-748.