Prof. Dr. Jörg Baten

Director Chair of Economic History

 


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Short Bio

1997
Doctoral dissertation in Economics

University of Munich, Germany

2001
Habilitation ("second PhD")

in Economics - University of Munich, Germany

since 2001
Professor in Economic History

at the University Tübingen

2006-2012
Secretary General of the IEHA

IEHA - International Economic History Association

2004-2006
Dean

of the Economics Faculty at University Tübingen

since 2015
Co-Editor in-chief

Economics and Human Biology

2015-2017
President EHES

European Historical Economics Society

Research Interests

  • the study of welfare development and growth in economies around the world
  • the long-run development of education and human capital in global perspective
  • the determinants and effects of interpersonal violence

Published in (excerpt)

  • Review of Economics and Statistics
  • Journal of Economic Growth
  • Journal of Development Economics
  • Journal of Economic History
  • Economic History Review

Memberships & functions (excerpt)

  • Member of the Academia Europaea
  • Executive Committee Member of the International Economic History Association (IEHA).
  • Member of the Board of Trustees – Cliometric Society
  • Member of the Board (Beisitzer) – Gesellschaft fuer Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (German Social & Economic History Society)

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Lectures

  • E361 Economic History of the World: New Research
  • E362 Bachelor Thesis Seminar
  • E363 International Development Economics and Economic History
  • E364 Seminar in Applied Research
  • E460 Lecture on Empirical Studies on Migration, Trade and Growth in the Long Run
  • E560 Topics in International Economic History I
  • E561 Topics in International Economic History II

Books and edited volumes (partly forthcoming)

  • The Backbone of Europe: Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millenia (2018), edited with Richard Steckel, Charlotte Roberts and Clark S. Larsen (Cambridge University Press).
  • A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, an edited volume with 31 contributions by 27 authors, in cooperation with the International Economic History Association, Cambridge University Press).
  • How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 (2014), with Jan Luiten van Zanden, Marco Mira d’Hercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith, Marcel Timmer (eds.)). OECD, Paris.
  • Economics and Human Biology – special issue on “The Long-Run Development of Anthropometric Welfare in Latin America” (2010), with Scott Carson (eds.).
  • Social Science History – special issue on “Anthropometric History” (2004), with John Komlos (eds.).
  • Ernährung und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in Bayern, 1730-1880. Stuttgart (1999). [Nutrition and Economic Development in Bavaria, 1730-1880, English translation in progress.] Received the International Economic History Association Prize 2002 and the Alumni Dissertation price 1998.
  • The Biological Standard of Living in Comparative Perspective, with John Komlos (eds.). Stuttgart 1998.
  • Wirtschaftsstruktur und Ernaehrungslage 1750-1850, with Markus A. Denzel (eds.), St. Katharinen: Scripta Mercaturae Verlag, 1997. [Economic Structure and Nutritional Status]

Publications in Refereed Journals (partly forthcoming)

  • Geography, Land Inequality and Regional Numeracy in Europe in Historical Perspective (with Ralph Hippe), Journal of Economic Growth 23-1 (2018) DOI 10.1007/s10887-017-9151-1, pp. 79-109.
  • Compulsory licensing and innovation – Historical evidence from German patents after WWI”, with Petra Moser and Nicola Bianchi, Journal of Development Economics 126 (2017): 231-242. Older version: NBER Working Paper.
  • “Institutional Quality, Cash-Crop Farming, Colonialism and Early Numeracy Development in West Africa, 18th to early 20th Century”, with Gabriele Cappelli, Journal of Economic History 77(3), 2017: 920-951. Older version: CESifo Working Paper, No. 6468
  • Farmers at the Heart of the “Human Capital Revolution”? Decomposing the Numeracy Increase in Early Modern Europe”, with Franziska Tollnek, Economic History Review 70-3 (2017), pp. 779-809 10.1111/efhr.12382. Older version: EHES WORKING PAPERS IN ECONOMIC HISTORY 33
  • Numeracy in Early Modern Korea, Japan, and China: the Age-Heaping Approach”, with Kitae Sohn, Japan and the World Economy 43 (2017), pp. 14-22. Older version: CEPR Working Paper 991.
  • “’Girl Power’ in Eastern Europe? The Human Capital Development of Central-Eastern and Eastern Europe in the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries and Its Determinants”, with Mikołaj Szołtysek and Monica Campestrini, European Review of Economic History 21-1 (2017), 29-63. Older version MPIDR Rostock Working Paper 2012-2.
  • “Economics, Human Biology and Inequality: a review of “puzzles” and recent contributions from a Deatonian perspective” Economics and Human Biology 2017, (2017), 3–8
  • Numeracy of Africans, Asians, and Europeans during the Early Modern Period: New Evidence from Cape Colony Court Registers (with Johan Fourie), Economic History Review 68, 2 (2015), pp. 632–656. Older Version “Numeracy in the 18th Century Indian Ocean Region”): ERSA Working Paper No. 270
  • Social and Intertemporal Differences of Basic Numeracy in Pannonia (1st Century BCE- 3rd Century CE)”, with Stefan Priwitzer, Scandinavian Economic History Review 63-2 (2015), 110-34.
  • “Numeracy and the Impact of High Food Prices in Industrializing Britain, 1780-1850”, with Dorothee Crayen and Hans-Joachim Voth, Review of Economics and Statistics 96:3 (July 2014), 418-430. Older Version: Universidad Pompeu Fabra Economic Working Paper No. 1120
  • “A Story of Large Land-Owners and Math Skills: Inequality and Human Capital Formation in Long-Run Development, 1820-2000” with Dácil Juif, Journal of Comparative Economics 42-2 (2014), 375-401.
  • “The Changing Shape of Global Inequality 1820-2000. Exploring a New Dataset” with Jan Luiten van Zanden, Péter Földvari, and Bas van Leeuwen, Review of Income and Wealth 60-2 (2014), 279-297. Older version: CGEH Working Paper 0001.
  • “Does Inequality Lead to Civil Wars? A global long-term study using anthropometric indicators (1816-1999)” with Christina Mumme, European Review of Political Economy 32 (2014), 56-79.
  •  “Why are you tall while others are short? Agricultural production and other proximate determinants of global heights”, with Matthias Blum, European Review of Economic History 18 (2014), 144–165.
  • War der Adel eine Elitegruppe? Die 'Numeracy' verschiedener Sozialgruppen im Georgien des 19. Jahrhunderts“ [Was the Nobility an Elite Group? Numeracy of Social Groups in Georgia during the 19th Century], with Tinatin Sirbiladze, Vierteljahrsschrift fuer Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte 101-2(2014), 125-138. Older version: Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 27. V.
  • “Portuguese Living Standards 1720-1980 in European Comparison – Heights, Income and Human Capital”, with Yvonne Stolz and Jaime Reis, Economic History Review 66-2 (2013), pp. 545-578 DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0289.2012.00658.x. V.
  • “On the Human Capital if Inca Indios before and after the Spanish Conquest. Was there a ‘Pre-colonial Legacy’?”, with Juif, Dacil-Tania, Explorations in Economic History, 2013, 50-2, 227-241.
  • The Biological Standard of Living and Body Height in Colonial and Post-colonial Indonesia, 1770–2000”, with Mojgan Stegl and Pierre van der Eng, Journal of Bioeconomics 15 (2013): 103-122. Doi: 10.1007/s10818-012-9144-2; Older Version: ANU Working Papers in Economics and Econometrics 2010-514. V
  • “’Big is beautiful’? Productivité des entreprises en fonction de leur taille en Allemagne et aux États-Unis au tournant du XXe siècle, Histoire, Économie, Société 13-1 (2013), pp. 45-52 [Were large firms more productive than small firms around 1900?].
  • "Growth effects of 19th century mass migrations: “Fome Zero” for Brazil?" (with Yvonne Stolz and Tarcisio Botelho) European Review of Economic History 17-1 (2013), pp. 95-121. Older version: Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 2. V.
  • “Brain Drain in the Age of Mass Migration: Does Relative Inequality Explain Migrant Selectivity?”, with Yvonne Stolz, Explorations in Economic History 49 (2012), pp. 205-20. Older Version: CESifo Working Paper No. 3705. V.
  • “The Biological Standard of Living in Early 19th Century West Africa: New Anthropometric Evidence for Northern Ghana and Burkina Faso”, with Gareth Austin and Bas van Leeuwen, Economic History Review 65-4 (2012), pp. 1280–1302.
  •  “Convergence and Divergence of Numeracy: The Development of Age Heaping in Latin America, 17th to 20th Century”, with Kerstin Manzel and Yvonne Stolz, Economic History Review 65, 3 (2012), pp. 932–960.
  •  “The Early Regional Development of Human Capital in Europe, 1790 – 1880 (with Ralph Hippe), Scandinavian Economic History Review (2012), 60, Number 3, 1 November 2012 , pp. 254-289 [this article did win a best-article prize of the SEHR] Older Version: AFC Working Papers 11-07. V.
  • “On the Status and the Future of Economic History in the World”, with Julia Muschallik, Economic History of Developing Regions 27 (2012), pp. 93-113. Older Version: MPRA Paper 34704. V.
  •  “Growing Taller, but Unequal: Biological Well-Being in World Regions and Its Determinants, 1810-1989, with Matthias Blum, Economic History of Developing Regions 27 (2012), pp.S66-S85. V.
  • “An Anthropometric History of the World, 1810-1980: Did Migration and Globalization Influence Country Trends?” (with Matthias Blum), Journal of Anthropological Sciences 90 (2012) 221-4. doi: 10.4436/jass.90011. v.
  • Anthropometric within-country Inequality and the Estimation of Skill Premia with Anthropometric Indicators”, with Matthias Blum, Review of Economics -- Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftswissenschaften 62-2 (2011), pp.107-138. V.
  • Evolution of Living Standards and Human Capital in China in the 18-20th Centuries: Evidences from Real Wages, Age-heaping, and Anthropometrics with Debin Ma, Stephen Morgan and Qing Wang, Explorations in Economic History 47-3 (2010): 347-359. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.eeh.2009.09.003; This article in Chinese in Qishi Rencong (Review of Qing History) 2011, pp. 326-345. Older Version: LSE Economic History Working Paper No. 27870
  • “Latin American Anthropometrics, Past and Present – an Overview”, with Scott Carson, Economics and Human Biology 8 (2010), pp. 141-144.
  • “Globalization and Educational Inequality in Long-Run Development during the 17th to 20th Centuries: Latin America and other Developing World Regions”, with Christina Mumme, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 28-2 (2010), 279 -305. doi:10.1017/S021261091000008X.
  • “Foreign Direct Investment of German Companies During Globalization and ‘Deglobalization’ Periods from 1873 to 1927”, with Gerhard Kling and Kirsten Labuske, Open Economies Review 22-2 (2011), pp. 247-270. (Online first 2009), DOI: 10.1007/s11079-009-9122-z
  • “Did the Railway Increase Inequality? A Micro-Regional Analysis of Heights in the Hinterland of the Booming Ruhr Area during the Late 19th Century", with Georg Fertig, Journal of European Economic History 38 (2010), pp. 263-299.
  • “Global Trends in Numeracy 1820-1949 and its Implications for Long-Run Growth”, with Dorothee Crayen, Explorations in Economic History 47-1 (2010), pp. 82-99 doi:10.1016/j.eeh.2009.05.004 Older version: CESifo Working Paper No. 2218.
  • "New Evidence and New Methods to Measure Human Capital Inequality before and during the Industrial Revolution: France and the U.S. in the 17th to 19th Centuries " with Dorothee Crayen, Economic History Review 53-2 (2010), pp. 452-478.
  • “Children’s Height and Parental Unemployment: A Large-Scale Anthropometric Study on Eastern Germany, 1994-2006.”, with Andreas Böhm, German Economic Review 11-1 (2010), pp. 1-24). Older Version: CESifo Working Paper No. 2189
  • “Quantifying Quantitative Literacy: Age Heaping and the History of Human Capital” with Brian A’Hearn and Dorothee Crayen. Journal of Economic History 69-3 (Sept 2009), pp.783-808. Older versions: CEPR Working Paper No. 7277 (2009) and Universidad Pompeu Fabra Economic Working Paper No.996
  • “On the Persistence of Human Capital and Patent Effects Around 1900 on Per capita Income levels in the 1960s”, with Kirsten Jäger, Brussels Economic Review 52-2/3 (2009), pp. 289-304.
  • „The Anthropometric History of Brazil, Lima (Peru), and Argentina during the 19th and early 20th Century” (with Ines Pelger and Linda Twrdek), Economics and Human Biology 7-4 (2009), pp. 319-333.
  • “Protein Supply and Nutritional Status in Nineteenth Century Bavaria, Prussia and France”, Economics and Human Biology 7-2 (2009), pp. 165-180.
  • "Tall and Shrinking Muslims, Short and Growing Europeans: an Anthropometric History of the Middle East, 1840-2007" with Mojgan Stegl, Explorations in Economic History 46 (2009), pp. 132-148.
  • “Gender Equality and Inequality in Numeracy – the Case of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1880-1949”, (with Kerstin Manzel), Revista de Historia Económica – Journal of Latin American and Iberian Economic History 27-1 (2009), pp. 37-74.
  • “Book Production and the Onset of Early Modern Growth”, with Jan Luiten van Zanden, Journal of Economic Growth 13-3 (2008), pp. 217-235, also older version: Universidad Pompeu Fabra Economic Working Paper No. 1030. Older Version: Universidad Pompeu Fabra Economic Working Paper No. 1030
  • “Agricultural Specialization and Height in Ancient and Medieval Europe”, with Nikola Koepke, Explorations in Economic History 45 (2008), pp. 127-146.
  • “Anthropometric Trends in Southern China, 1830-1864”, with Sandew Hira, Australian Economic History Review 48-3 (2008) 209-226.
  • “Height, Trade, and Inequality in the Latin American Periphery, 1950-2004”, with Markus Baltzer Economics and Human Biology 6-2 (2008), 191-203.
  • „Zahlenfaehigkeit und Zahlendisziplin in Nord- und Westdeutschland, 16.-18. Jahrhundert“ (with Dorothee Crayen and Kerstin Manzel), in Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftsgeschichte (2008), 217-229 [Numeracy and Number Discipline in Northern and Western Germany, 16th-18th Centuries]
  • “What made southwest German firms innovative around 1900? Assessing the importance of intra- and inter-industry externalities,” with Anna Spadavecchia, Jochen Streb, Shuxi Yin, Oxford Economic Papers 59-1 (2007), supplementary issue, pp. i105-i126.
  • “The Development and Inequality of Heights in North, West and East India, 1915-44”, with Aravinda Meera Guntupalli, Explorations in Economic History (2006) 43, iss. 4, pp. 578-608.
  • “Technological and Geographical Knowledge Spill-overs in the German Empire 1877-1918,” with Jochen Streb and Shuxi Yin, Economic History Review LIX-2 (2006), pp. 347-373.
  • “Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa 1950-80: New Estimates and New Results, ” with Alexander Moradi, World Development 33-8 (2005), pp. 1233-1265.
  • "The Biological Standard of Living in Europe During the Last Two Millennia," with Nikola Koepke, in European Review of Economic History 9-1 (2005), pp. 61-95.
  • “Making Profits in War-Time: Corporate Profits, Inequality, and GDP in Germany During WWI," with Rainer Schulz, in Economic History Review LVIII-1 (2005), pp. 34-56.
  • "Market Integration and Disintegration of Poland and Germany in the 18th Century" (with Jacek Wallusch), in Economies et Societes (2005), 39, iss. 7, pp. 1233-64
  • “Climate and its Impact on the Biological Standard of Living in North-East, Centre-West, and South Europe during the last 2000 Years”, with Nikola Koepke, History of Meteorology 2 (2005/06)
  • „Did Partial Globalization Increase Inequality? The Case of the Latin American Periphery, 1950-2000" with Uwe Fraunholz, CESifo Economic Studies 50-1 (2004), pp. 45-84. Older Version: CESifo Working Paper No. 683
  • "Looking Backward and Looking Forward: Anthropometric Research and the Development of Social Science History,” (with John Komlos), in Social Science History (2004), 2004 28(2): 191-210, also as working paper: Muenchner Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beitraege 2003-15.
  • "Creating Firms for a New Century: Determinants of Firm Creation in Southwest Germany c. 1900," in European Review of Economic History 7-3 (2003), pp. 301-329. Older Version: CESifo Working Paper No. 1065
  • "Autarchy, Market Disintegration, and Health: The Mortality and Nutritional Crisis in Nazi Germany 1933-37", with Andrea Wagner," in Economics and Human Biology 1-1 (2003), pp. 1-28. Older Version: CESifo Working Paper No. 800
  • "Mangelernährung, Krankheit und Sterblichkeit im NS-Aufschwung, 1933-37," with Andrea Wagner, in Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftsgeschichte 2003-2, pp. 99-123. [Malnutrition, Disease and Mortality during the Nazi Recovery]
  • "Climate, Grain Production and Nutritional Status in 18th Century Southern Germany" in Journal of European Economic History 30-1 (2002), pp. 9-47.
  • "Heights of Men and Women in Nineteenth Century Bavaria: Economic, Nutritional, and Disease Influences," with John Murray, in Explorations in Economic History 37 (2000), pp. 351-369.
  • "Economic Development and the Distribution of Nutritional Resources in Bavaria, 1797-1839," in Journal of Income Distribution 9 (2000), pp. 89-106
  • "Heights and real wages in the 18th and 19th centuries: an international Overview" in Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftsgeschichte 2000-1, pp. 17-32.
  • "Smallpox and Nutritional Status in England, 1770-1873: On the Difficulties of Estimating Historical Heights", with Markus Heintel, Economic History Review 51-2 (1998), pp. 360-371.
  • "Women's Stature and Marriage Markets in Pre-Industrial Bavaria", with John Murray, Journal of Family History 23-2 (1998), pp. 124-135
  • "Height and the Standard of Living", with John Komlos (a review essay), Journal of Economic History 57, No. 3 (1998), pp. 866-870.
  • "Biologischer Lebensstandard und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung: Anthropometrische Indikatoren, Ernaehrung, Gesundheit und Wohlfahrt in historischer Perspektive" Jahrbuch fuer Wirtschaftsgeschichte 1997-2, pp. 219-226. [Biological Standard of Living and Economic Development: Anthropometric Indicators, Nutrition, Health, and Welfare in Historical Perspective]
  • "Bastardy in Southern Germany Revisited: An Anthropometric Synthesis", with John Murray, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 28-1 (1997), pp. 47-56.
  • "Der Einfluß von regionalen Wirtschaftsstrukturen auf den biologischen Lebensstandard. Eine anthropometrische Studie zur bayerischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte im frühen 19. Jahrhundert," Vierteljahresschrift fuer Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte 83 (1996), No. 2, pp. 180-213. [Regional Economic Structure and Biological Standard of Living in Bavaria, Early 19th Century]
  • "Der Einfluß von Einkommensverteilung und Milchproduktion auf die regionalen Unterschiede des Ernährungsstandards in Preussen um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: Ein anthropometrischer Diskussionsbeitrag", Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 36 (1996), pp. 69-83. [Income Distribution, Milk Production and Heights in Prussia]
  • "Zum Problem der Verteilungen mit Shortfall bei der Nutzung des Indikators 'Durchschnittliche Körpergröße'," with Markus Heintel, Historical Social Research Vol. 16 (1995), No. 4, pp. 135-155. [Height Distributions with Shortfall]
  • "Regionale Wirtschaftsentwicklung, öffentliche Elektrizitätswirtschaft und Erster Weltkrieg in Baden und Württemberg: Ein quantitativ-graphischer Vergleich," Historical Social Research Vol. 16 (1991), No. 3, pp. 69-112. [Regional Economic Development, Electric Utilities, and the First World War in Southwest Germany]

Publications in Scholarly Journals and Edited Volumes (partly forthcoming, partly refereed)

  • “The History of Violence in Europe: Evidence from Cranial and Postcranial Bone Traumata” with Richard Steckel, in Richard Steckel et al., “The Backbone of Europe: Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia (Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 300-324.
  • Agricultural Specialization, Urbanization, Workload and Stature“ with Nicholas Meinzer and Richard Steckel, in Richard Steckel et al., “The Backbone of Europe: Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia (Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 231-252.
  • “Growth disruption in children: Linear enamel hypoplasias” with Zsolt Bereczki, Zsolt Bereczki, Maria Teschler-Nicola, Antonia Marcsik, Nicholas J. Meinzer, in Richard Steckel et al., “The Backbone of Europe: Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia (Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 175-197.
  • “Multidimensional Patterns of European Health, Work, and Violence over the Past Two Millennia” with Richard Steckel, Clark Spencer Larsen, Charlotte Roberts, in Richard Steckel et al., “The Backbone of Europe: Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia (Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 381-396.
  • “The European History of Health Project: Introduction to Goals, Materials, and Methods” with Richard Steckel, Clark Spencer Larsen, Charlotte Roberts, in Richard Steckel et al., “The Backbone of Europe: Health, Diet, Work and Violence over Two Millennia (Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 1-10
  • “Historical Perspectives on Global Inequality. A Review Essay“ (2018), Journal of Social and Economic History/Vierteljahrschrift fuer Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, .
  • “Global perspectives on economics and biology”, with Nicholas Meinzer, in Komlos, John and Inas Kelly (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology, Oxford: OUP, 2016, 344-67.
  • “Age-Heaping-Based Human Capital Estimates,” with Tollnek, Franziska, in Diebolt, Claude, Haupert, Michael (Eds.): Handbook of Cliometrics, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, 2016, 131-154.
  •  “The Middle East and Central Asia 1500-2010”, with Rima Ghanem, in Baten, J. (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, Cambridge University Press), 208-239.
  • “Southern, Eastern and Central Europe 1500-2010” in Baten, J. (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, Cambridge University Press), 42-73.
  • “A History of the Global Economy – the ‘Why’ and the ‘How’”, in Baten, J. (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, Cambridge University Press). 1-12.
  • “The Sputnik Shock, the Pisa Shock: Human Capital as a Global Growth Determinant,” in Baten, J. (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, Cambridge University Press). 74-78.
  • “Was There a ‘Curse of Natural Resources’?” in Baten, J. (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, Cambridge University Press), 158-162.
  • “Latin America 1500-1800: Early Contact, Epidemics, and Numeracy Development,” in Baten, J. (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, Cambridge University Press), 163-164.
  • “Institutional Development in World Economic History,” in Baten, J. (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, Cambridge University Press). 310-318.
  • “Human Stature as a Health Indicator in Colonial Empires,” with Kris Inwood, in Baten, J. (ed.), A History of the Global Economy: 1500 to the Present (2016, Cambridge University Press), 274-278.
  • “Human Height”, with Matthias Blum (2014) in Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Hercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith, Marcel Timmer (eds.),  How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820. OECD, Paris, 117-138.
  • “Personal Security since 1820”, with Winnie Bierman, Péter Földvari and Jan Luiten van Zanden (2014) in Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Hercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith, Marcel Timmer (eds.), How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820. OECD, Paris, 139-158.
  • “Income inequality since 1820”, with Mikolai Moatsos, Jan Luiten van Zanden, Péter Földvari and Bas van Leeuwen (2014) in Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Hercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith, Marcel Timmer (eds.), How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820. OECD, Paris, 199-211.
  • “Introduction”, with Jan Luiten van Zanden, Marco Mira d’Hercole, Auke Rijpma, Marcel Timmer (2014) in Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Hercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith, Marcel Timmer (eds.), How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820. OECD, Paris, 23-36.
  • “Regional Determinants of Firm Creation in the Russian Empire. Evidence from the 1870 Industrial Exhibition” with Dominic Behle, in Russian Economic History Yearbook (2010) [in Russian].
  • “Population and Living Standards 1914-45” (with Robert Millward), in: Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, ed. S.Broadberry and K.O’Rourke, Cambridge: C.U.P. (2010), pp. 232-263, ISBN 978-0-521-88202-6.
  • „Measuring Gender Well-Being with Biological Welfare Indicators” with Aravinda Guntupalli, in Bernard Harris, Lina Galvéz and Helena Machado (eds.), Gender and Well-Being in Europe. Historical and Contemporary Perspectives”. Ashgate: Farnham, 2009, pp. 59-84. ISBN 978 0 7546 7264 7.
  • „Was machte südwestdeutsche Unternehmen innovativ? Intra- und interindustrielle Externalitäten um 1900“, with Anna Spadavecchia and Jochen Streb, in Gert Kollmer-von Oheimb-Loup and Jochen Streb (eds.), Finanzierung von Innovationen, Steiner: Stuttgart (2010), 55-69.
  •  „Ursachen und Folgen erfolgreicher Patentaktivitäten im Deutschen Kaiserreich: Ein Forschungsbericht“, in Walter, Rolf (ed.). Innovationsgeschichte. Franz Steiner: Stuttgart 2007, pp. 249-277.
  • „Globalisierung und Ungleichheit: Einige neue Forschungen und neue Quellen zu Lateinamerika, Afrika, Asien und Europa,“ in Vierteljahrschrift fuer Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (2004) [Globalization and Inequality in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. New Research and New Sources]
  • "Die Zukunft der kliometrischen Wirtschaftsgeschichte im deutschsprachigen Raum," in Günther Schulz et al. (eds.), Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Arbeitsgebiete - Probleme - Perspektiven, 100 Jahre Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Stuttgart: Steiner 2004, pp. 639-655. [The Future of Cliometrics – a Literature and Project Review]
  • "Anthropometrics, Consumption and Leisure: The Standard of Living,“ in Sheilagh Ogilvie/Richard Overy (eds.), Germany: A New Social and Economic History, vol. III: 1800-1989. London: Edward Arnold, 2003, pp. 383-422
  • "Human Stature and Climate: The Impact of Past Climate on Living Standards" in G. Wefer, W.H. Berger, K. Behre, E. Jansen (eds.), Climate Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm. Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2002, pp. 327-338.
  • "A Most Difficult Case of Estimation: Argentinian Heights, 1770-1840", with Ricardo Salvatore, in John Komlos/Joerg Baten (eds.): The Biological Standard of Living in Comparative Perspective. Stuttgart 1998, pp. 90-96.

Discussion Papers and Work under Review

  • “Silver, Murder, and Institutions: Did the "Curse of Resources" impact on Homicide Rates? Global evidence since 1890”, with Jessica Baier, CEPR Working Paper 12397
  • “The Evolution of Human Capital in Africa, 1730 – 1970: A Colonial Legacy? with Gabriele Cappelli. CEPR Working Paper 11273.
  • Heights and Development in a Cash-Crop Colony: Living Standards in Ghana, 1870-1980” (with Alexander Moradi and Gareth Austin). Working Paper LSE/Tuebingen/Oxford, to be revised and resubmitted Economic History Review. Older version: ERSA Working Paper 325.
  • “Why have the Heights of Indians Increased so Slowly?” with Tim Hatton, Working Paper, Univ. Tuebingen
  • “Girl power Generates Superstars in Long-term Development: Female Autonomy and Human Capital Formation in Early Modern Europe” (with Alexandra M. de Pleijt)
  • The Human Capital of Religious Minorities in Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition Era”, with Dácil Juif.
  • `Valkyries? Was gender Equality High in the Scandinavian Periphery since Viking Times?' with Laura Maravall
  • “The Biological Standard of Living in Contemporary East Asia: Education and Socioeconomic Correlates of Self-reported Heights of Men and Women from China, South Korea, and Taiwan,” with Daniel Schwekendiek
  • Elite Violence and Elite Numeracy in European Regions from 500 CE to 1900 CE: A Co-Evolution?” with Thomas Keywood.
  • “Land inequality and Numeracy in Early Modern Spain: The Case of Andalucía”, with María del Carmen Pérez-Artés
  • “Interpersonal violence in South Asia, 900-1900”, with Sarah Gust.
  • “Determinants of Violence in Eastern and Western Europe, 5th-19th Century”, with Thomas Keywood
  • “Women count. Gender (In-)Equalities in the Human Capital Development in Asia, 1900-1960, with Julia Friesen and Valeria Prayon, to be revised and resubmitted: Australian Economic History Review. Older Version: Tübingen Working Papers in Economics and Finance 29
  • “Human Capital, Institutions, Settler Mortality, and Economic Growth in Africa, Asia and the Americas”, with Valeria Prayon.
  • “Global Long-term Human Capital Stock Series 1830-1970” with Nicholas Meinzer
  • “Long-run Welfare Development in Africa -- An Anthropometric Study on the Influence of Colonialism”
  • “Patenting Abroad and Human Capital Formation,” with Kirsten Jäger
  • “Do Numeracy and Health Determine Labour Productivity in Tsarist Russia?” (with Dominic Behle).
  • “Expansion and Survival of Firms in the “First Phase of Globalisation”
  • “War, Crisis, and the Capital Market: The Anomaly of the Size Effect in Germany, 1872–1990” with Margaryta Korolenko
  • “Growth Accounting in Times of Turbulence and Death: Efficiency, Technology, Capital Accumulation and Human Capital 1929-1950” (with Kerstin Enflo), also older version: Universidad Pompeu Fabra Economic Working Paper No. 1024.
  • “The Long Run Development of Capital Accumulation around the Globe: Estimates for 77 Countries, 1925-65” with Kerstin Enflo, Working Paper Univ. Lund and Tuebingen.
  • “Grain Price Fluctuations and Witch Hunting in Bavaria", with Ulrich Woitek, Working Paper Univ. Tuebingen and Zuerich. Older Version: University of Glasgow, Business School – Economics, Working Papers 2001_9
  • “The Selectivity of Argentina’s Immigrants: Characteristics and Determinants (1900-1930)”, with Linda Twrdek.
  • “Changes in prehistoric subsistence and biological standard of living in Southwest Asia and Europe: a working paper” (with Eva Rosenstock)

Ph.D. students and Post-Docs

Current: Dr. Kleoniki Alexopoulou PostDoc Project Exploring numeracy trends in Africa and the Middle East, 1700 – 1970: How large was the colonial impact? Jessica Baier (Explaining Regional Homicide Rates in Latin America in Long-Run Perspective); Monica Campestrini (Numeracy in Italy); Moritz Falck (Economic Growth, Demographic Bulges & Organized Violence); Rima Ghanem (Mathematical Economics of Human Capital and Growth); Sarah Gust: Violence in South Asia, 1100-2000; Thomas Keywood (Violence in the Long run); Dr. Laura Maravall Buckwalter (PostDoc Project: Nutrition, Violence and ResourceCultures of the Viking Age and Global Developments since the Early Middle Ages.) Maria Del Carmen Pérez Artés (Numeracy in Spanish Regions: Long-Term Development).

Finished Ph.D.s (25 as first ref.).
Prof Alexander Moradi (Height, Political Violence and Economic Development in Africa 1950-2000), taught at Oxford University 2005-08, now prof at U Bolzano, publications include REStat, EJ, World Development, JEH. Prof. Gerhard Kling (Merger Effects in the First and Second Era of Globalization), worked as Ass. Professor of Finance at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands, is now tenured senior lecturer at the U of Southampton. Received an offer as professor at SOAS. He received the young researcher’s award of the Economic History Society 2003 and the IEHA prize for world-best doctoral research, competition in Helsinki 2006; publications include Explorations in Economic History and many other; Prof. Daniel Schwekendiek (Health Economics of North Korea, 1950-2000) was PostDoc at Oxford Univ. and at Univ. of Berkeley, now Prof. at Sungkyunkwan U (Seoul); published in Economic History Review, Social Science and Medicine and many other SSCI-listed journals; Prof. Dácil-Tania Juif (Regional Human Capital in Latin America). Juif published in the EEH and the J of Comparative Economics; she is Prof. at Caqrlos II Univ. de Madrid; Dr. Matthias Blum (Worldwide Inequality, Living Standards and its Determinants), lecturer at Belfast Univ., he published in EEH, EHB, EHR and many other journals; Dr. Aravinda Meera Guntupalli (Anthropometric and Health Determinants of Regional Productivity Development in India, 1900-2000), published in Explorations in Economic History and many other, works as lecturer at the Univ. of Southampton; Dr. Nikola Koepke (2008, An Anthropometric History of the Ancient Period) was lecturer at Oxford University, now on tenure track at U Barcelona; published in Explorations in Economic History and the European Review of Economic History. Dr. Mojgan Stegl (Anthropometric History of the Middle East), published in Explorations in Economic History, teaches as Post-Doc at the Univ. of Duisburg. Dr. Ralph Hippe (Human Capital and Economic Growth in European Regions) Hippe published in various refereed journals and taught at the London School of Economics, education research now for the European Commission at ISPRA/Italy; Dr. Nicholas Meinzer, (Migration and the Biological Standard of Living during the Early Middles Ages); Dr. Yvonne Stolz (Human Capital and Selectivity of Migrants), published in Economic History Review and other journals; Dr. Dorothee Crayen (2009, A Global History of Human Capital), published in JEH, EEH and EHR, works in Economics and Statistics Dept, IHK Schwerin; Dr. Kirsten Labuske (Innovations, Schooling and International Trade, 1870-1913) published in German Economic Review, was visiting professor at Univ. Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and now at the Conference Board, Brussels/New York; Dr. Markus Baltzer (2006, Capital Markets in Crisis: 1871-73), published in European Review of Economic History and in Applied Economic Letters, holds a tenured research position at the German Federal Bank. Franziska Tollnek (Family Structure and Human Capital: Assessing the Clark Hypothesis); Dipl.-Volksw. Dr. Carolina Vicario (Human Capital and Social Mobility). Dr. Dipl.Vw. Daniel Steinberg (Ressources and Migrant Selectivity); Dr. Kerstin Manzel (2010, Long Run Human Capital Development in Latin America and Iberia) published in Revista de Historia Económica, now in a research position at the German Statistical Office. Dr. Christina Mumme (Human Capital, Deprivation and Civil War), research department at the Oesterr. Kontrollbank, Vienna; Dr. Valeria Prayon (Human Capital in Africa and Asia); Dr. Nikolinka Fertala (GK: Immigrant Entrepreneurs) was a lecturer at the University of Economics in Vienna, Dept. Computational Statistics, publications include Empirica. Dr. Norman Müller (The Political Economy of Education in the Long Run), now at the Federal Institute for Educational Research. Dr. Shuxi Yin (Innovation Spill-overs during the German Growth Success), worked as a lecturer at the Hangzhou University, the University St. Gallen, now Assistant Professor at Shantou University, publications include EEH and HER. Dr. Linda Twrdek Living Standards in Latin America and the Caribbean), published twice in Economics and Human Biology, works in the research dept of the AOK Baden-Wuerttemberg. Dr. Dominic Behle (Applying Data Envelopment Analysis to Wartime Situations). Dr Julia Muschallik (jointly advised with K. Pull, I was second ref.: Economics of University Education and Mentoring);

Finished Post-Docs (5):
Dr. Gabriele Cappelli, works now as assistant professor at Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona;
Dr. Eva Rosenstock (
PostDoc-Project: Biological Living Standards, 8000 – 1000 BC), works now as lecturer at the Free University of Berlin.
Dr. Uwe Fraunholz (PostDoc-Project: Multimedia Applications in Teaching Economic History, April 2001-Oct 2002). Fraunholz works as lecturer at the University of Dresden;
Dr. Jacek Wallusch (Post-Doc, Pre-industrial Cliometrics and Time-Series Analysis, Oct-Dec 2002), works as tenured lecturer at the University of Poznan, publications include EEH.
Dr. Qing Wang (Human Capital Formation and Monetary History of China, 1700-1900) worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Univ. of Munich, now Shanghai.