Late medieval and early modern economic history; the Holy Roman Empire; economic and specifically monetary politics.
The creation of a common German currency, early 16th to mid-19th century; state formation and market integration.
EH102 Pre-industrial Economic History
EH204 Money and Finance: From the Middle Ages to Modernity
Select publications - please also see highlighted publications below and CV for full list.
The Dear Old Holy Roman Realm: How Does it Hold Together? Monetary Policies, Cross-cutting Cleavages and Political Cohesion in the Age of Reformation, forthcoming in: German History 38,4 (2020).
Bimetallism and its Discontents: Cooperation and Coordination Failure in the Empire’s Monetary Policies, 1549-59, in: Journal of Social and Economic History 105,2 (2018), pp. 201-220.
(with M.-S. Schulze and D. Chilosi) Benefits of Empire: Capital market integration north and south of the Alps, 1350-1800, in: The Journal of Economic History 78,3 (2018), pp. 637-672.
Wettbewerb und Wettbewerbsbeschränkung im vormodernen Deutschland, 1000 bis 1800 (Die Einheit der Gesellschaftswissenschaften 122, ed. by Karl Homann), Tübingen 2002 (Mohr-Siebeck).
View Professor Volckart's CV here: Professor Oliver Volckart CV