Şevket Pamuk is Professor of Economics and Economic History at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul. He graduated from Yale University and obtained his PhD in Economics from University of California, Berkeley. He is a leading economic historian and the author of many books and articles on Ottoman, Middle East and European economic history, including A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire (Cambridge, 2000), and more recently, Uneven Centuries: Economic History of Turkey since 1820 (Princeton, 2018). Pamuk was Professor and Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies at the London School of Economics from 2008 through 2013. He was the President of European Historical Economics Society (2003-2005), the President of Asian Historical Economics Society (2012-2014), Editor of European Economic History Review (2011-2014) and a member of Academia Europea and Science Academy, Istanbul.