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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
Reader in Economics
Director of the Keynes Fund

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 William H Janeway
Affiliated Faculty Member

Research Interests
Economics of Innovation, Venture Capital

Dr Saite Lu
Senior Teaching Associate

Research Interests
Sustainable Development, Macroeconomics, National Accounting and Structural Econometric Modelling


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

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

Professor Solomos Solomou
Professor of Economics & Economic History

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


 
 

Research Grants

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

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Published Papers

Aidt, T., Grey, F. and Savu, A. The Meaningful Votes: Voting on Brexit in the British House of Commons, Public Choice (2020)
Aidt, T.S., Chadha, J.S. and Sabourian, H. Breaking the Brexit impasse: Achieving a fair, legitimate and democratic outcome, National Institute Economic Review (2019)
Aidt, T. S. and Rauh, C. The Big Five personality traits and partisanship in England, Electoral Studies (2018)
Aidt, T.S., Lili, J. and Low, H. Are prices enough? The economics of material demand reduction, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A : Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences (2017)
Aidt, T. S. and Leon,G. J. The democratic window of opportunity: evidence from riots in sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of Conflict Resolution (2016)
Ristuccia, C. A. and Solomou, S. Can general purpose technology theory explain economic growth? Electrical power as a case study, European Review of Economic History (2014)
Edwards, J. S. and Ogilvie, S. C. Contract enforcement, institutions and social capital: The Maghribi traders reappraised, Economic History Review (2012)
Edwards, J. S. and Ogilvie, S. C. What lessons for economic development can we draw from the champagne fairs?, Explorations in Economic History (2012)
Aidt, T. S. and Shvets, J. Distributive politics and electoral incentives: evidence from seven US state legislatures, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (2012)

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Janeway, W. H., Nanda, R. and Rhodes-Kropf, M. Venture Capital Booms and Startup Financing, CWPE2147 (2021)
Aidt, T., Winer, S., Zhang, P. Franchise extension and fiscal structure in the United Kingdom 1820-1913: A new test of the Redistribution Hypothesis, CWPE2008 (2020)
Aidt, T., Grey, F., Savu, A. The Three Meaningful Votes: Voting on Brexit in the British House of Commons, CWPE1979 (2019)
Aidt, T., Rauh, C. The Rise of the “No Party” in England, CWPE1977 (2019)
Lloyd, S. and Solomou, S. The Impact of the 1932 General Tariff: A Difference-in-Difference Approach, CWPE1940 (2019)
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)
Beltrán Tapia, F., Díez-Minguela, A. and Martinez-Galarraga, J. Tracing the Evolution of Agglomeration Economies: Spain, 1860-1991, CWPE1636 (2016)
Rocha, B. and Solomou, S. The Effects of Systemic Banking Crises in the Inter-War Period, CWPE1503 (2015)
Ristuccia, C. A. and Solomou, S. Can general purpose technology theory explain economic growth? Electrical Power as a case study, CWPE1404 (2014)

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Authored Books

Bateman, V. N. The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich, (2019), Polity Press
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
Bateman, V. N. Price volatility and markets in late medieval and early modern Europe, (2014), forthcoming in A history of market performance: from ancient Babylonia to the modern world. Edited by Bert van der Spek, Bas van Leeuwen, Jan Luiten van Zanden - Routledge

Edited Books

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Related Tags:

Business Cycles

Climate History

Consumption

Consumer Revolution

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




Selected CWPE


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The Impact of the 1932 General Tariff: A Difference-in-Difference Approach, Lloyd, S. and Solomou, S.

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Franchise extension and fiscal structure in the United Kingdom 1820-1913: A new test of th..., Aidt, T., Winer, S., Zhang, P.