New ERC Horizon 2020 Starting Grant in Economic History: Spoils of War: The Economic Consequences of the Great War in Central Europe

Tamás Vonyó is an Assistant Professor at Bocconi University in Milan Dr Tamás Vonyó has been awarded €1.49 million to conduct research on a ‘Spoils of WAR’ project, which aims to set a new standard in the economic history of the world wars by investigating how the First World War affected regional economic development and industrial organisation in the Habsburg Empire […]

CfP: The nutrition transition and beyond: dietary change in the world since 1945

FERNANDO COLLANTES (University of Zaragoza) and ERNST LANGTHALER (Johannes Kepler University Linz) would like to propose a session on dietary change since 1945 for the upcoming Rural History 2019 conference (Paris, 10-13 September). As a preparation, they are happy to issue now this informal call for papers.  They would like to shape the session around […]

Mikołaj Malinowski won the Figuerola Prize awarded biennially for the best article published in the European Review of Economic History

Mikołaj Malinowski is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Lund University Serfs and the city: market conditions, surplus extraction institutions, and urban growth in early modern Poland  European Review of Economic History. 2016, 2, volume 20, pp. 123–146. Abstract of the article: I investigate the relation between institutions, markets, and preindustrial economic growth. In particular, I analyze the […]

Thor Berger won the Gino Luzzatto Dissertation Competition for to the best PhD Dissertation on any subject relating to the economic history of Europe, defended during the period July 2015 to June 2017 Thor Berger is a postdoctoral fellow atLund University Engines of Growth: Essays in Swedish Economic History A central task for economic historians is […]

Remembering Gunnar

By: Cormac Ó Gráda, Dublin Karl Gunnar Persson 19 March 1943 – 14 September 2016 In last his email to me Gunnar Persson was full of the joys of life, looking forward to his trip to Buriano (where he died suddenly a few days later) and explaining how his sons had discovered a way of […]

A great scholar and friend has passed away

By: Paul Sharp I always used to joke that I wanted to be like Gunnar when I grew up. What did I mean by that? Certainly I could never hope to be half the scholar he was. No, what I admired most about Gunnar, and the most important thing which my former supervisor and dear […]

Gunnar Persson: a personal memoir

Karl Gunnar Persson was professor in  Economic History at University of Copenhagen and one of the founders of EHES Written by: Giovanni Federico Gunnar Persson was tall, big, a little overweight, and a very, very nice man. He loved reading, classical music, cycling, football, eating and drinking good wine, and was a very good cook. He […]

Karl Gunnar Persson has passed away

Professor Karl Gunnar Persson This morning I was reached by the sad news that professor Karl Gunnar Persson has left us. He was one of the founders of the European Historical Economics Society, its first president and the first editor of the European Review of Economic History. More importantly Karl Gunnar Persson was one of […]

Beyond GDP: A Long-Term View on Human Wellbeing and Inequality

EHES Summer school – apply now How much better is life today than it was in the past? And do we always need income growth to improve welfare? This summer school is devoted to exploring a new research avenue that uses broad indicators of human welfare and the standard of living to measure levels and […]

International conference on economic and business history of Latin America

Call for papers As part of the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile, the Faculty is hosting an International Conference on the Economic and Business History of Latin America to be held on December 12th, 2014 in its premises in Santiago, Chile. The conference invites contributions in […]