Emrah Gülsunar

Doctoral Student

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Economic History


  • Political Economy


My main research area is long-term formal institutional change and its mutual relationship with long-term economic development. I mainly focus on the legislative activities of British Parliament, and examine the acts and statutes of the Parliament both quantitative and qualitative aspects from mid-18th to mid-19th century to be able to understand how Parliamentary legislation is affected by the first industrialization of Britain, and then how it affected it back. I also examine the political economy of these legislative activities, and try to understand what kind of socio-economic conflicts were hidden behind it. I mainly use Parliamentary Archives and Hansard Archives as my main data sources.