Mark Twain once wrote that “history doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes”, and the study of economic history helps to provide perspective on the rhyming. Some things stay the same but other things change and history provides guidance on the difference between the two. The Economic History programme aims to promote the study of European and global economic history, making CEPR the focal point for cliometric research in Europe. It seeks to improve our statistical knowledge of the past, while using the lessons of history to illuminate current debates on macroeconomic policy, economic growth, globalization, and other pressing policy issues.

Key areas include:

  • macroeconomic and financial history
  • economic growth in the very long run (1000-2000)
  • institutions and economic outcomes
  • history of the international economy

Programme Directors

Researchers

Leticia Arroyo Abad

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Associate Professor of Economics City University of New York

Martha J. Bailey

Professor, Department of Economics University Of California, Los Angeles

Sascha O. Becker

Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics Monash University; Part-time Professor of Economics University Of Warwick

Jeanet Bentzen

Associate Professor, Department of Economics The University of Copenhagen

Maristella Botticini

Vice President (Appointments) Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of Economics Bocconi University, Department of Economics & IGIER

Fellow, Economic History / CEPR Vice President

Julia Cagé

Associate Professor of Economics Professor Sciences Po Paris - University

Davide Cantoni

Professor of Economic History Bibliothek Wirtscharftswiseneschaften - University of Munich

David Chambers

University Lecturer in Finance at Judge Business School University Of Cambridge

Eric Chaney

Associate Professor of Economic History University Of Oxford

Neil Cummins

Professor of Economic History London School of Economics and Political Science

Jeremiah Dittmar

Professor of Economics London School of Economics and Political Science

Barry Eichengreen

Professor of Economics and Political Science University of California, Berkeley

Rui Esteves

Professor of International Economics and History Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Raphael Franck

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Senior Lecturer

Kyoji Fukao

Professor and Research Director of the Center for Economic Institutions at the Institute of Economic Research Hitotsubashi University

Oded Galor

Herbert H. Goldberger Professor of Economics Brown University

Pauline Grosjean

Fellow Research Associate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor, School of Economics University of New South Wales (UNSW); Professor of Economics

Richard Grossman

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Quantitative Social Science Harvard University; Andrews Professor of Economics Wesleyan University

Mark Harrison

Emeritus Professor University Of Warwick; Emeritus Professor of Economics University of Warwick

David Jacks

J.Y. Pillay Professor of Social Sciences National University Of Singapore; J.Y. Pillay Professor of Social Sciences Yale-NUS College

Clemens Jobst

Professor Professor of Economic and Social History Department of Economics, University of Bergen

Wolfgang Keller

Director of the McGuire Center for International Economics and Professor University Of Colorado Boulder

Alex Klein

Senior Lecturer in Economics University of Kent, School of Economics

Mark Koyama

Associate Professor in Economics George Mason University

Markus Lampe

Professor of Economic and Social History and Head, Institute for Economic and Social History Wu Vienna University Of Economics And Business

Debin Ma

Professor, Institute of Economic Research Hitotsubashi University; Associate Professor, Economic History Department London School of Economics and Political Science

Omer Moav

Professor of Economics Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya; Professor Professor University Of Warwick

Petra Moser

Professor of Economics Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU); Associate Professor of Economics Stern School of Business

Maurice Obstfeld

Class of 1958 Professor of Economics University of California, Berkeley

Sheilagh Ogilvie

Chichele Professor of Economic History Professor of Economic History University Of Cambridge

Nuno Palma

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), Department of Economics University Of Manchester

Sevket Pamuk

Professor of Economics and Economic History Boğaziçi University

Leandro Prados de la Escosura

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Emeritus Professor of Economic History Universidad Carlos Iii De Madrid; Emeritus Professor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Research Associate, CAGE University Of Warwick

James Robinson

Professor, Harris School of Public Policy University of Chicago

Dani Rodrik

Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy Harvard University

Paul Sharp

Professor of Business and Economics at the Historical Economics and Development Group University of Southern Denmark

Carol Shiue

Professor of Economics University Of Colorado Boulder

Martina Viarengo

Professor Associate Professor, Department of Economics Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID)

Nico Voigtländer

Associate Professor of Economics University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management

John Wallis

Professor in the Department of Economics Mancur Olson Professor of Economics University Of Maryland

Jacob Weisdorf

Full Professor of Economic History Sapienza University of Rome; Professor of Economic History University of Southern Denmark

Nikolaus Wolf

Research Fellow Centre for Economic Policy Research; Chair of Economics and Economic History Humboldt University of Berlin

Research affiliates

Philipp Ager

Research Affiliate Centre for Economic Policy Research; Professor of economics University Of Mannheim

Vellore Arthi

Faculty Affiliate Faculty Research Fellow National Bureau Of Economic Research; Assistant Professor of Economics University Of California, Irvine

Thor Berger

Associate Professor Associate Professor Associate Professor Lund University; Pro Futura Scientia Fellow XVI

Yao Chen

Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam; Assistant Professor, Erasmus School of Economics Erasmus University Rotterdam

Alan de Bromhead

Assistant Director of Queen's University Centre for Economic History Queen's University; Senior Lecturer Queen's University Belfast

Pim de Zwart

Assistant Professor in Economic and Environmental History Wageningen University

Alan Fernihough

Senior Lecturer in Economics at Queen's Management School Queen's University Belfast

Ewout Frankema

Professor of Rural and Environmental History Wageningen University & Research

Michela Giorcelli

Research Affiliate, CesIfo Cesifo; Research Affiliate, NBER National Bureau Of Economic Research; Associate Professor, UCLA University of California Los Angeles

Marc Goñi

Associate Professor Department of Economics, University of Bergen

W. Walker Hanlon

Associate Professor Northwestern University; Assistant Professor Stern School of Business, New York University (NYU)

Ruixue Jia

Visiting Senior Fellow London School of Economics and Political Science; Associate Professor University of California, San Diego; Associate Professor University of California, San Diego

Marc Klemp

Visiting Assistant Professor, Brown University; Assistant professor The University of Copenhagen

Katharina Knoll

Doctoral Candidate in Economics/Economic History Freie Universität Berlin

Anna Missiaia

Affiliated senior lecturer Senior Lecturer (Docent) in Economic History University of Gothenburg

Laura Ogliari

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics University Of Bergamo; Assistant professor, Department of Economics University Of Torino

Laura Panza

Associate Professor, Department of Economics University Of Melbourne

Mohamed Saleh

Associate Professor of Economic History. London School of Economics and Political Science

Claudia Steinwender

Professor Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (LMU); Professor MIT Sloan School Of Management

Christoph Trebesch

Professor of Economics Kiel Institute for World Economics; Professor of Economics Kiel University