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The Economic History Research Group uses economic approaches to investigate the past and historical expertise to analyze how economies work. Our research interests include – but are not limited to – business cycles, climate, consumption, the environment, fertility, financial markets, guilds, human capital, inequality, living standards, market integration, property rights, serfdom, technological innovation, trade, women’s work, and the economics of institutions and government. Our research spans more than 1,000 years, from the late tenth century to the early twenty-first. We maintain strong interdisciplinary links, which extend from economics into demography, geography, history, and political science.


Dr Toke Aidt
University Reader

Research Interests
Political Economics

Dr Victoria Bateman
Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics (Gonville and Caius College)

Research Interests
Economic history; Historical development of the market economy; Economic growth from a historical perspective


Dr Francisco Beltran
Deakin Fellow in Economics, Magdalene College

Research Interests
Economic history

Dr Jeremy Edwards
Emeritus Reader in Economics

Research Interests
Economic history, the economics of institutions, and the relationship between education and economic growth.


Dr Sara Horrell
University Reader

Research Interests
British economic history, gender, work and living standards

Dr William H Janeway
Affiliated Lecturer

Research Interests
Economics of Innovation, Venture Capital


Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie
Professor of Economic History

Research Interests
Economic history; institutions; human capital; demography; growth

Dr Cristiano Ristuccia
Fellow, Tutor and Director of Studies in Economics (Trinity Hall)

Research Interests
Production, Technology and Economic Growth during the 20th Century


Dr Solomos Solomou
University Reader

Research Interests
In historical perspective, long cycles; business cycles; trade policy; exchange rate regimes and economic performance; weather and sectoral fluctuations

 

Research Grants

  • Voting Rights And Public Policy (ESRC) - Aidt, T. S.
  • Esrc - Large Grant (T. Aidt - University Of Birmingham Lead) (UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM (FB ESRC)) - Aidt, T. S.
  • Riots And The Great Reform Act Of 1832 (BRITISH ACADEMY) - Aidt, T
  • Labour Supply And Risk Mitigation In Rural Indian Households (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST) - Horrell, S.
  • Incentives, Labour Markets And Poverty Reduction (DFID) - Horrell, S.
  • An Evaluation Of Schedule D Tax Returns For British National Accounts And The Performance Of The Service Sector In Late C19th Britain (NUFFIELD FOUNDATION) - Horrell, S.
  • Major Research Fellowship: Social Capital And History (LEVERHULME TRUST) - Ogilvie, S.
  • British Academy Small Grant:Economic Structures In Early Modern Central Europe: The Czech Lands In The Seventeenth Century (BRITISH ACADEMY) - Ogilvie, S.
  • Human Well-Being And The 'Industrious Revolution': Consumption, Gender And Social Capital In A German Developing Economy (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST) - Ogilvie, S.
  • Human Well-Being And The 'Industrious Revolution': Consumption, Gender And Social Capital In A German Developing Economy, 1600-1900 (ESRC) - Ogilvie, S.
  • Consumption, Gender And Social Capital In A German Developing Economy (ISAAC NEWTON TRUST) - Ogilvie, S.
  • Human Capital And Economic Outcomes In A European Developing Economy, C. 1600 - C. 1900 (BRITISH ACADEMY) - Ogilvie, S.
  • Episodic Growth Since 1850 (ESRC) - Solomou, S.

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

  • Political Representation, Market Failure and Public Policy: A Long-run Study of the United Kingdom (JHOA) - Aidt, T. Project Summary and Output
  • Market Failures and State Successes in Public Health and Highways 1830-1912 (JHOM) - Aidt, T., Shaw-Taylor, L. and Davenport, R.
  • Real Financial Linkages and Start-Stop Phases of Economic Growth (JHLG) - Solomou, S.
  • Credit Cycles since 1870 (JHOG) - Solomou, S.
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Published Papers

Aidt, T.S., Castro, V. and Martins, R. Shades of red and blue: government ideology and sustainable development, Public Choice (2018)
Aidt, T. and Rauh, C. The Big Five personality traits and partisanship in England, Electoral Studies (2018)
Aidt, T. S. and Dutta, J. Fiscal federalism and electoral accountability, Journal of Public Economic Theory (2017)
Aidt, T. S. and Jensen,P. S. From open to secret ballot: vote buying and modernization, Comparative Political Studies (2017)
Aidt, T.S., Albornoz, F. and Gassebner, M. The golden hello and political transitions, Journal of Comparative Economics (2017)
Klein, C. and Ogilvie, S. Occupational structure in the Czech lands under the Second Serfdom, Economic History Review (2016)
Dennison, T. and Ogilvie, S. Institutions, demography, and economic growth, Journal of Economic History (2016)
Aidt, T. S. Rent seeking and the economics of corruption, Constitutional Political Economy (2016)
Horrell, S. and Oxley, D. Gender bias in nineteenth-century England: evidence from factory children, Economics and Human Biology (2016)
Bateman, V.N. Classical liberalism: the foundation for a new economics?, Critical Review (2016)

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Aidt, T. S., Leon, G. and Satchell, M. The Social Dynamics of Collective Action: Evidence from the Captain Swing Riots, 1830-31, CWPE1751 (2017)
Beltràn Tapia, F., Díez-Minguela, A., Martínez-Galarraga, J. The Shadow of Cities: Size, Location and the Spatial Distribution of Population in Spain, CWPE1749 (2017)
Aidt, T. S. and Rauh, C. The Big Five personality traits and partisanship in England, CWPE1745 (2017)
Ogilvie, S., Edwards, J. and Küpker, M. Economically Relevant Human Capital or Multi-Purpose Consumption Good? Book Ownership in Pre-Modern Württemberg, CWPE1655 (2016)
Beltrán Tapia, F., Díez-Minguela, A. and Martinez-Galarraga, J. Tracing the Evolution of Agglomeration Economies: Spain, 1860-1991, CWPE1636 (2016)
Aidt, T. S., Castro, V. and Martins, R. Shades of red and blue: Political ideology and sustainable development, CWPE1635 (2016)
Aidt, T. S. Rent seeking and the economics of corruption, CWPE1621 (2016)
Ogilvie, S. and Küpker, M. Human Capital Investment in a Late-Developing Economy: Evidence from Württemberg, c. 1600 – c. 1900, CWPE1528 (2015)
Rocha, B. and Solomou, S. THE EFFECTS OF SYSTEMIC BANKING CRISES IN THE INTER-WAR PERIOD, CWPE1503 (2015)
Aidt, T. S. and Leon, G. The Democratic Window of Opportunity: Evidence from Riots in sub-Saharan Africa, CWPE1417 (2014)

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Authored Books

Bateman, V.N. Markets and growth in early modern Europe, (2016), Routledge

Chapter in Book

Bateman, V.N. Milton Friedman, (2018), forthcoming in Great economic thinkers. Edited by Jonathan Conlin - Chicago University Press
Bateman, V.N. John Maynard Keynes, (2018), forthcoming in Great economic thinkers. Edited by Jonathan Conlin - Chicago University Press
Aidt, T.S. Corruption, (2018), forthcoming in Oxford handbook of public choice. Edited by Roger Congleton, Stefan Voigt - Oxford University Press
Aidt, T.S. and Leon, G. The coup: competition for office in authoritarian regimes, (2018), forthcoming in Oxford handbook of public choice. Edited by Roger Congleton, Stefan Voigt - Oxford University Press
Küpker, M., Maegrath, J. and Ogilvie, S. Von Bebringen bis Verlassthum. Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse im Umgang mit "Inventuren und Teilungen", (2015), forthcoming in Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800. Edited by Sigrid Hirbodian, Sheilagh Ogilvie, R. Johanna Regnath - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S., Küpker, M. and Maegraith, J. Die lokale Regulierung des Konsums im frühmodernen Württemberg, (2015), forthcoming in Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800. Edited by Sigrid Hirbodian, Sheilagh Ogilvie, R. Johanna Regnath - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S., Küpker, M. and Maegrath, J. Private Haushaltsschulden im frühmodernen Württemberg: Belege aus den ‘Inventuren und Teilungen’ , (2015), forthcoming in Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800. Edited by Sigrid Hirbodian, Sheilagh Ogilvie, R. Johanna Regnath - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S. Revolution des Fleißes - Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800, (2015), forthcoming in Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800. Edited by Sigrid Hirbodian, Sheilagh Ogilvie, R. Johanna Regnath - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
Ogilvie, S. and Carus, A.W. Institutions and economic growth in historical perspective, (2014), forthcoming in Handbook of economic growth. Edited by Steven Durlauf, Philippe Aghion - North-Holland / Elsevier
Ogilvie, S. Serfdom and the institutional system in early modern Germany, (2014), forthcoming in Schiavitu e servaggio nell'economia Europea secc. XI-XVIII / Serfdom and slavery in the European economy 11th - 18th centuries. Edited by Simonetta Cavaciocchi - Firenze University Press

Edited Books

eds. Revolution des Fleißes, Revolution des Konsums? Leben und Wirtschaften im ländlichen Württemberg von 1650 bis 1800, (2015) - Jan Thorbecke Verlag
eds. Horrell, S. Work, female empowerment and economic development, (2008) - Routledge
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Business Cycles

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Consumption

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Industrious Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Environmental Economics

Historical Demography

European Marriage Pattern

Financial History

Merchant Guilds

Craft Guilds

Human Capital

Education

Inequality

Living Standards

Market Integration

Property Rights

Serfdom

Technological Innovation

Trade History

Women’s Work

Women's History

Gender History

Institutions

Corruption

Democracy

Economic History Research Group




This seminar series is a combination of eight seminar programmes. See the Faculty of History's seminar pages to more information.


Recent Publications


Dennison, T. and Ogilvie, S. Institutions, demography, and economic growth Journal of Economic History [2016]

Klein, C. and Ogilvie, S. Occupational structure in the Czech lands under the Second Serfdom Economic History Review [2016]

Horrell, S. and Oxley, D. Gender bias in nineteenth-century England: evidence from factory children Economics and Human Biology [2016]



Latest CWPE


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Human Capital Investment in a Late-Developing Economy: Evidence from Württemberg, c. 160..., Ogilvie, S. and Küpker, M.

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THE EFFECTS OF SYSTEMIC BANKING CRISES IN THE INTER-WAR PERIOD, Rocha, B. and Solomou, S.

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Economically Relevant Human Capital or Multi-Purpose Consumption Good? Book Ownership in P..., Ogilvie, S., Edwards, J. and Küpker, M.