Global Perspectives: Turkey's Economy: What happened, and what next?

Thu 12 Oct 2023, 18:30 - 19:45

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In recent years, Turkey has been experiencing one of the highest rates of inflation in the world and faces a range of economic challenges. But how did they get there?

In this next edition of our Global Perspectives series, Professor Simon Goldhill FBA invites Professor Şevket Pamuk FBA to examine Turkey’s economic policies in recent decades, discussing the causes and effects of these policies, whilst setting out potential trajectories for the future.

This event is made possible due to generous support from the S T Lee Fund.


Professor Şevket Pamuk FBA, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul

Şevket Pamuk graduated from Yale University and obtained his PhD in Economics from University of California, Berkeley. He is also Professor of Economic History at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul. He is the author of many books and articles on Ottoman, Middle East and Turkish economic history, most recently of Uneven Centuries: Economic History of Turkey since 1820 (Princeton University Press, 2018). Pamuk was President of European Historical Economics Society and Co-Editor of European Economic History Review.


Professor Simon Goldhill FBA, University of Cambridge, British Academy Foreign Secretary & Vice-President

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This event will take place at the Royal Society (The Kohn Centre) (6 - 9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG), with an in-person audience, and will be live streamed on Vimeo.

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