Metin Coşgel is professor of economics at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of The Economics of Ottoman Justice: Settlement and Trial in the Sharia Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2016; with Boğac Ergene). He has published numerous research articles on the economic history of the Ottoman Empire, political economy of religion, and economics of social institutions. His personal website includes a list of his publications and working papers with links.

His current research interests include the deep roots of comparative development in the Middle East and Eastern Europe and the historical origins and political economy consequences of ethnic, racial, and religious diversity around the world. He maintains a website on The Economic History of the Ottoman Empire.