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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

Edwards, J. and S. Ogilvie. What can we learn from a race with one runner? A comment on Foreman-Peck and Zhou, ‘Late marriage as a contributor to the industrial revolution in England’, (2019) The Economic History Review
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

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


Ogilvie Public Lecture in Amsterdam
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give a public lecture on 19 November 2019 on “How Do Bad Institutions Survive? European Guilds, c. 1000 – c. 1880”. The lecture is hosted by the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History and will be held at Oost Indisch Huis, the seventeenth-century headquarters of the Dutch East India Company.
Published on - Tuesday 12th November 2019

Video - What Should Policy Makers Take From Prof. Ogilvie’s Research?
In this video, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie explains what she would like policy makers to take from her research. The video was recorded alongside the Thought Experiment Lecture that Professor Ogilvie delivered to officials from the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and other government departments on 18 October 2019.
Published on - Wednesday 30th October 2019

Video - What Policymakers Can Learn From Economic History
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie gave the Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office on 18 October to officials from the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and other government departments. The lecture emphasized, on the basis of European economic history, that policymakers should regard institutions as an integrated system rather than a menu from which one or two items can be chosen.
Published on - Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office
Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give the Thought Experiment Lecture at the Cabinet Office on Friday 18 October. Sheilagh will lecture to officials from Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and Number 10 on the theme of “Institutions and Economic Growth: Cautionary Tales from History”.
Published on - Monday 14th October 2019

Faculty Articles Recommended for Undergraduate Teaching
Professor Vasco M. Carvalho, Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie and Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta have all had papers submitted to the Journal of Economic Perspectives, by fellow Professor's, as articles that have found useful to support teaching.
Published on - Tuesday 24th September 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
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