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Melike Arslan

Area(s) of Interest

Economic Sociology, Globalization, Institutions and Economic Development, Socio-legal Studies, Comparative-Historical Methods

My research focuses on how the historical evolution and the geographical diffusion of Western business laws have given a shape to current global capitalism. My previous project focused on reorganization bankruptcy laws (Chapter 11 in the US) and the transnational legal indicators (TLIs) used by international organizations (such as the WB) to measure and encourage the diffusion of these laws. My current (dissertation) project focuses on the antitrust (competition) law systems in the US and the EU, and two developing economies that were highly influenced by these systems, Mexico and Turkey.


Carruthers, Bruce G., and Melike Arslan. "Sovereignty, Law, and Money: New Developments." Annual Review of Law and Social Science 15.1 (2019): Lawsocsci-101518-042625. Web. 

Arslan, Melike, "Connecting Facts to Conclusions: The Quality and Performance of Law in the World Bank's Doing Business Indicators”, International Journal of Law in Context (forthcoming)

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