Hans-Joachim Voth

Scientific Director, UBS Center for Economics in Society; UBS Foundation Professor of Economics at University Of Zurich

Hans-Joachim Voth (D.Phil, Oxford, 1996), holds a UBS Foundation Professorship at the Economics Department, Zurich University. He is an economic historian with interests in financial history, long-term persistence and growth, as well as political risk and macroeconomic instability. Hans-Joachim Voth is a Research Fellow in the International Macroeconomics Program at CEPR (London), and a Fellow of both the Econometric Society and of the Royal Historical Society. His research has appeared in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Growth, European Economic Review, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, as well as in three academic books (including, in 2014, Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II, Princeton University Press). He has served as Joint Managing Editor of the Economic Journal (2005-11), an Associate Editor at the QJE (2011-21), and as an editor of Explorations in Economic History (2003-05).