II. Congress for Economic and Social History – April 19-21, 2017

Check out the program for the II. Congress for Economic and Social History on “Integration and disintegration of Europe: Contributions from economic and social history” to be held on April 19–21, 2017 at Bonn University. Participants who are not presenting a paper can register via Email (vswg-office[at]uni-bonn.de) until 31 March...

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FAZ: Häuser lohnen sich mehr als Aktien

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, February 12, 2017, by Dennis Kremer. “Immobilien sind die beste Geldanlage, sagt Wirtschaftshistoriker Moritz Schularick. Er hat die Häuserpreise seit dem Jahr 1870 erforscht.” Professor Schularick, wie kommt man auf die verrückte Idee, Häuserprise aus 16 verschiedenen Ländern von 1870 bis heute zu vergleichen? “Daran ist nichts...

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Süddeutsche: Haus schlägt Aktie

Süddeutsche, January 12, 2017, by Markus Zydra. “Welches Investment hat sich in der Geschichte des modernen Kapitalismus am meisten gelohnt? Anleihen, Aktien oder Immobilien? Es ist eine der spannendsten Fragen der Finanzwissenschaft, die der Wirtschaftshistoriker Moritz Schularick, 41, zusammen mit Kollegen nun beantwortet hat. […] “Wohnimmobilien – und nicht etwa...

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The Economist: “The hole at the heart of economics”

Free Exchange, November 22, 2016, by R.A. “Institutions are organisations or patterns of behaviour built by societies to help solve social or economic problems which the law or private markets cannot fully address. Economists have not entirely ignored them. […] Yet for many of the most important questions within economics,...

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Felipe Valenica Caicedo wins Enrique Fuentes Quintana Award

Felipe Valencia Caicedo, assistant professor at the Macrohistory Lab, has been selected as a winner of the Enrique Fuentes Quintana Award. An 18-member jury for the academic year 2014-2015 selected Dr. Valencia’s thesis, entitled “Three Essays in Economic Long-term Persistence”, out of 78 submissions in the category of Social Sciences. The...

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Job opening: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f)

The Macrohistory Lab at Bonn University is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (payscale E13 TV-L, 100%) in economic history, empirical macroeconomics and related fields. Salary is dependent on experience and is in the range of EUR 43,000 to EUR 52,000(gross)per annum according to dispositions for postdoctoral fellows. Additional funds...

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