Erol Özvar is professor of economics and economic history.
After graduating from Marmara University, he became a faculty member at the
same university. His publications include a variety of efforts to understand
changes in economic and financial institutions in the Middle East, and the
Ottoman legacy of Turkey in the early modern era. He was granted fellowship at
the Islamic finance project at Harvard Law School and spent three years as a
visiting fellow there to study some projects between 2009 through 2011.
He is the author of Osmanli Maliyesinde Malikane Uygulamasi
(Life-Term Tax Farming in the Ottoman Finances), Istanbul, 2004, which won best
book prize by Garanti Bank and the Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Center in
Prize Competition for Research on History of Banking and Finance in 2005.
He also edited with Mehmet Genç the Ottoman budgets and
financial data into two volumes, Osmanli Maliyesi: Kurumlar ve Butceler (the
Ottoman Finances: Institutions and Budgets), Istanbul, 2006. This co-edited
book was given International Halil Inalcik History Award in 2013
He is a member of Scientific Committee of Turkish
Historical Society, and an executive committee member of the International
Association of Social and Economic History of Turkey, and Fondazione Istituto
Internazionale di Storia Economica F. Datini.