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Professor Şevket Pamuk is Professor of Economics and Economic History at Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University. Professor Pamuk is a leading economic historian of the Ottoman Empire, the Middle East and modern Turkey. Pamuk graduated from Yale University and obtained his PhD degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has since taught at various universities in Turkey and the United States including Ankara, Pennsylvania, Villanova, Princeton, Michigan at Ann Arbor, Northwestern and beginning in 1994 at Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University, Istanbul as Professor of Economics and Economic History. He has also served as Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics between 2008 and 2013.  Şevket Pamuk was the President of the European Historical Economics Society, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association, a member of the Standing Committee on the Humanities of the European Science Foundation and is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Turkey. He serves on the Editorial Boards of various academic journals including European Review of Economic History and The Journal of Economic History.