Mark Koyama is Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. Professor Koyama earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Oxford. He previously lectured at the University of York and spent a year at the Political Theory Project at Brown University. He is interested in how historical institutions functioned and in the relationship between culture and economic performance. Recent work explores the emergence of religious toleration and the rule of law in Europe between 1500 and 1800. Check out his personal blog.
Selected Scholarly Articles
- The political economy of expulsion: the regulation of Jewish moneylending in medieval England
- Evading the ‘Taint of Usury’: The usury prohibition as a barrier to entry
- Prosecution Associations in Industrial Revolution England: Private Providers of Public Goods?
- Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks 1100-1800
- Legal centralization and the birth of the secular state
- Unified China; Divided Europe
- The long transition from a natural state to a liberal economic order