This research group aims to carry out academic studies relying on economic theories using historical data. Turkey inherited appreciable archival sources -both from the Imperial and Republican periods- which would enable us to produce cliometric studies. Basing itself upon these numerical sources and theoretical framework, our group is going to conduct academic inquiries in this realm which had been neglected for a long time in Turkish academia. In this way, it would contribute to catch up the level of studies of some European countries which have already constructed an overwhelming literature in cliometrics. Besides, for the sake of distinctiveness, this group will try to articulate the geographical information systems as being a component, supportive and/or comprehensive part of the Turkish cliometric studies. In this respect, this group would not be stuck on the historical analysis but would depict forecasts about possible special progress and transformation in the future.