Davide Cantoni

Ordinary Member, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities; Professor of Economics and Economic History at Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)

I am professor of economics and economic history at the department of economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich). My research spans political economy and economic history. I am the PI for ERC Starting Grant 716837 ("Demand for Democracy"), in which we study the evolution of political movements in Hong Kong. My other research centers around the institutional development in Germany from the Middle Ages until 1900 and the political economy of education. After studies in Mannheim and Berkeley, I graduated from Harvard in 2010, and I have been at LMU Munich since 2011. In 2019, I was awarded the Gossen Prize for the best young economist (under 45) in the German-speaking countries. I am member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies and associate editor at the Journal of the European Economic Association. At the department, I am co-PI in all programs that fund our graduate school, the MGSE (see here and here), and in our collaborative research center SFB/CRC TRR 190. I serve as placement director and as director of our department's Junior Faculty Development Program.