ICREA Professor of Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Economics Department, UPF and CREI
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27 · 08005 Barcelona
email jvoth [at] crei.cat · phone +34 93.542.2637
Hans-Joachim Voth (D.Phil, Oxford, 1996) is ICREA Research Professor at the Economics Department, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. He is an economic historian with interests in financial markets, long-run economic growth, cultural persistence, as well as political risk and macroeconomic instability. Prof. Voth is a member of CREI, the Centre for Research in International Economics at UPF, and a Research Fellow in the International Macro Program at the CEPR (London). He is an editor of the Explorations in Economic History, and is also serving as an Associate Editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
- October 2013: VOX-EU has a brief column by Vasiliki Fouka and me about our paper on German car sales in Greece during the Euro Crisis "Reprisals Remembered: German-Greek Conflict and Car Sales during the Euro Crisis" .
- August 2013: The Wall Street Journal carries an an article about "Bowling for Fascism" about my work Nico Voigtländer and Shanker Satyanath.
- August 2013: The Financial Times has an article by Mauricio Drelichman and me on lessons from Habsburg Spain for sovereign lending.
- July 2013: I am teaching at the Warwick Summer School in Economic Growth, July 7-12.
- June 2013: Shanker Satyanath, Nico Voigtländer and I have a new working paper entitled "Bowling for Fascism: Social Capital and the Rise of the Nazi Party in Weimar Germany. [coverage in Slate.]
- March 2013: The Review of Economics and Statistics is publishing Numeracy and the Impact of High Food Prices in Industrializing Britain, 1780‐1850 (joint with Joerg Baten and Dorothee Crayen).
- January 2013: I have just become an editor (with Bill Collins) of Explorations in Economic History.
- December 2012: Peter Temin's and my book Prometheus Shackled is now out with OUP (Jan 2013).
- November 2012: How the West 'Invented' Fertility Restriction [with Nico Voigtländer] is forthcoming in the American Economic Review .
- October 2012: The Review of Economic Studies is publishing Horsemen of Riches: War, Plague and Urbanization in Early Modern Europe [with Nico Voigtländer].
- August 2012: The Quarterly Journal of Economics has published Persecution Perpetuated: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Semitic Violence in Nazi Germany [with Nico Voigtländer].
- March 2012: Mauricio Drelichman's and my paper on Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt and Default in the Age of Philip II is now out in the Economic Journal.
- October 2011: The EHS has finally managed to put up the video of my April 2011 Tawney lecture.
- September 2011: Mauricio Drelichman and I just won the Explorations Prize for our article "Serial Defaults, Serial Profits: Returns to Sovereign Lending in Habsburg Spain, 1566-1600", Explorations in Economic History 48(1) 2011.
- August 2011: Jacopo Ponticelli and I have a discussion paper on "Austerity and Anarchy" at CEPR [VOXEU: summary; coverage at BBC-Radio 4, Time Magazine, CNN, WSJ, El Pais, FAZ, Freakonomics, The Guardian, L'Expansion, The Atlantic, El Economista, France24, Frankfurter Rundschau, Berliner Zeitung, CTV-Canada, Die Welt]
- July 2011: Mauricio Drelichman and I have a new CEPR discussion paper, asking "can contingent sovereign debt ever work? Our answer - yes (in the 16th century at least)
- Summer 2011: I have been asked to become an Associate Editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
- Spring 2011: Congratulations to my doctoral student Peter Koudijs, who will take up a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor at the Finance Department, Stanford GSB, in July 2011, and who is also one of the first European PhDs to join the RES tour.
- CNN has an op ed piece by me about parallels between the Dutch revolt and the independence movement in Catalonia.
- The Wirtschaftswoche has an article by me about historical experiences with currency unions.
- The Economic Focus in the Economist features my paper with Tim Leunig on process innovation.
- The Economist just made my unrest paper with Jacopo Ponticelli the topic of the Economics Focus column.
- CNN ran an op-ed piece of mine comparing Greece and Argentina in 2001.
- Der Spiegel - August 29, 2011 edition - has an interview with me about the future of the Euro [print edition, (poor) English translation here].