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Research Interests


Economic history; institutions; human capital; demography; growth

Biography


Degrees from University of Chicago (1992), Cambridge (1985), St Andrews (1979). Fellow of British Academy. Member of Collegium Carolinum. Scientific Committee of Datini Institute. Winner of Stanley Z. Pech Prize (2008), René Kuczynski Prize (2004), Anton Gindeley Prize (2004), Gyorgy Ranki Prize (1999). Awarded Wolfson/British Academy Research Professorship (2013-16), Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (2008-11), British Academy Research Readership (2001-03). Journals: Editor of Bohemia; Editorial board of Historical Journal, Muse, Historická Demografie, and Paginae Historiae.

Recent Publications


Published Papers

Dennison, T. and Ogilvie, S. Institutions, demography, and economic growth, (2016) Journal of Economic History
Klein, A. and Ogilvie, S. Occupational structure in the Czech lands under the Second Serfdom, (2016) Economic History Review
Ogilvie, S., Küpker, M. and Maegraith, J. A nők és a házimunka anyagi kultúrája a kora újkori Württembergben: a wildbergi inventáriumok tanulságai [The Material Culture of Women and Household Work in Early Modern Württemberg: the Evidence from Wildberg Inventories]." , (2015) Korall — Társadalomtörténeti Folyóirat
Ogilvie, S. The economics of guilds, (2014) Journal of Economic Perspectives
Dennison, T. and Ogilvie, S. Does the European marriage pattern explain economic growth?, (2014) Journal of Economic History

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Ogilvie, S., Edwards, J. and Küpker, M. Economically Relevant Human Capital or Multi-Purpose Consumption Good? Book Ownership in Pre-Modern Württemberg, (2016) CWPE1655
Ogilvie, S. and Küpker, M. Human Capital Investment in a Late-Developing Economy: Evidence from Württemberg, c. 1600 – c. 1900, (2015) CWPE1528
Ogilvie, S., Küpker, M. and Maegraith, J. Household Debt in Seventeenth-Century Württemberg: Evidence from Personal Inventories, (2011) CWPE1148

Authored Books

Ogilvie, S. The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis, (2019) The Princeton Economic History of the Western World - Princeton University Press
Ogilvie, S. Institutions and European Trade: Merchant Guilds, 1000-1800, (2011) Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series - Cambridge University Press
Ogilvie, S. A Bitter Living: Women, Markets, and Social Capital in Early Modern Germany, (2003) - Oxford University Press

Chapters in Book

Küpker, M., Maegrath, J. and Ogilvie, S. Von Bebringen bis Verlassthum. Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse im Umgang mit "Inventuren und Teilungen", (2015) in the book: Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800 - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S., Küpker, M. and Maegraith, J. Die lokale Regulierung des Konsums im frühmodernen Württemberg, (2015) in the book: Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800 - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S., Küpker, M. and Maegrath, J. Private Haushaltsschulden im frühmodernen Württemberg: Belege aus den ‘Inventuren und Teilungen’ , (2015) in the book: Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800 - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S. Revolution des Fleißes - Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800, (2015) in the book: Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800 - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S. and Carus, A.W. Institutions and economic growth in historical perspective, (2014) in the book: Handbook of economic growth - North-Holland / Elsevier

Edited Books

Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800, (2015) - Jan Thorbecke Verlag

Research Activities


Centre for the Study of Governance and Society - Podcast and Book Event
The Centre for the Study of Governance and Society at King’s College London has organized a podcast and accompanying event on Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie’s book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. The event takes place on 9 May 2019 in the Department of Political Economy, King's College London, Bush House. Register here to attend.
Published on - Tuesday 7th May 2019

Ancient History and Economics
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie is in dialogue with Professor Walter Scheidel (Stanford) on “What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?” at the Newell Classics Event. This event is Cambridge’s most prestigious occasion for public-facing classical scholarship, and takes place on the 2nd May 2019 in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College. More information can be found at https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/newell-classics-event-2019.
Published on - Friday 26th April 2019

Guilds and Innovation
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give a Plenary Lecture on “Guilds and Innovation” at the CEPR / Danish Institute for Advanced Study Conference on “Accounting For The Wealth Of Nations: History And Theory”. This event is being hosted by the University of Southern Denmark in Odense on 25-26 April 2019. The full programme can be found here.
Published on - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

The European Guilds Book Launch
Princeton University Press, the Faculty of Economics and the Cambridge-INET Institute held an event to celebrate the publication of Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie's The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis book. The event took place on 14th March 2019 in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College. See a selection of photographs from the evening.
Published on - Thursday 28th March 2019

Podcast on The European Guilds
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie has made a podcast on her book, The European Guilds, for the New Books Network, an initiative dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing serious authors to a wide public. You can listen to Sheilagh’ podcast here
Published on - Thursday 21st March 2019

Research Grants


Human Capital And Economic Outcomes In A European Developing Economy, C. 1600 - C. 1900 (BRITISH ACADEMY)
Consumption, Gender And Social Capital In A German Developing Economy (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST)
Human Well-Being And The 'Industrious Revolution': Consumption, Gender And Social Capital In A German Developing Economy, 1600-1900 (ESRC)
Human Well-Being And The 'Industrious Revolution': Consumption, Gender And Social Capital In A German Developing Economy (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST)
British Academy Small Grant:Economic Structures In Early Modern Central Europe: The Czech Lands In The Seventeenth Century (BRITISH ACADEMY)
Major Research Fellowship: Social Capital And History (LEVERHULME TRUST)

Teaching


PI Paper 5 - British Industrial Revolution
PIIA Paper 9 - Debates in Historical Growth
PIIA Paper 9 - Historical Perspectives on European Growth
PIIB - Dissertation Writing Workshop
MPhil S620 - Institutions and Economic Growth in Historical Perspective
PHD40 - How to do Economics

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie













Professor of Economic History

Research Group:
Economic History

CV: Curriculum Vitae


Contact Details
Email: Sheilagh.Ogilvie@econ.cam.ac.uk
Room: 22
Office Hours: email appointment