Professor Oliver Volckart

Professor Oliver Volckart

Professor of Economic History

Department of Economic History

+44 (0)20 7955 7861
Room No
SAR 6.10
Office Hours
Wednesday 11:00-13:00
German, Norwegian
Key Expertise
Economic History, Pre- Modern, History of Monetary History

About me

Research interests

Late medieval and early modern economic history; the Holy Roman Empire; economic and specifically monetary politics. 

Current projects

The creation of a common German currency, early 16th to mid-19th century; state formation and market integration.

Current teaching

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.

Power Politics and Princely Debts: Why Germany’s common Currency Failed, 1549-56, forthcoming in: Economic History Review 70 (2017).

Regeln, Willkür und der gute Ruf: Geldpolitik und Finanzmarkteffizienz in Deutschland, 14. bis 16. Jahrhundert, in: Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte(2009/2), pp. 101-129.

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


Expertise Details

Economic History (from a New Institutional Economics perspective); early modern Continental European History; late medieval Continental European History; pre-modern constitutional history