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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, C. 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 - Társadalomtömtörténeti folyóirat / Korall - Journal of Social History
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

Chapter 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 Wüttemberg von 1650 bis 1800 - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S., Küpker, M. and Maegraith, J. Die lokale Regulierung des Konsums im frühneuzeitlichen Wüttemberg, (2015) in the book: Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Wüttemberg von 1650 bis 1800 - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S., Küpker, M. and Maegrath, J. Private Haushaltsschulden im frühneuzeitlichen Wüttemberg. Belege aus den "Inventuren und Teilungen", (2015) in the book: Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Wüttemberg von 1650 bis 1800 - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S. Revolution des Fleißes. Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Wüttemberg von 1650 bis 1800, (2015) in the book: Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Wüttemberg 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 Wüttemberg von 1650 bis 1800, (2015) - Jan Thorbecke Verlag

Recent Activities


Prof. Ogilvie to give Keynote Lecture in Helsinki
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie is giving the public keynote lecture at the final conference of the project on "The Making of Commercial Law" in Helsinki on 26 September 2017. - Published on: Monday 4th September 2017

Prof. Ogilvie to give the Figuerola Lecture 2016-17
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give the Figuerola Lecture in Economic History in Madrid on 14 December 2016. This annual lecture in economic history and policy opens the academic year at the University Carlos III de Madrid and addresses an audience of academics and the general public. - Published on: Thursday 1st December 2016

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie awarded British Academy/Wolfson Research Professorship
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie has been awarded a three-year British Academy/Wolfson Research Professorship to study human capital and historical economic growth. - Published on: Wednesday 5th June 2013

Sheilagh Ogilvie’s book honoured at the Sorbonne
The Sorbonne will hold two days of events on Sheilagh Ogilvie’s book, Institutions and European Trade, an evening lecture on 24 January and a one-day conference on 25 January 2013 at which international scholars will discuss her work on institutions and exchange - Published on: Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Sheilagh Ogilvie Podcast
Sheilagh Ogilvie on “What a 16th-Century Guild Teaches Us About Competition” - Published on: Wednesday 14th March 2012

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
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