Ritschl, Albrecht

Professor Albrecht Ritschl  

Department

Position held

Fellow, Macroeconomics Programme

 

Professor of Economic History

 

Experience keywords:

debt crises; financial crises; historical business cycles; macroeconomic history; monetary history

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My main research area has been the Great Depression of the inter-war years. I have worked extensively on Germany's macroeconomic performance during that period, including the reparation conflict and the German debt default. More recently my work has moved into US monetary and labour policies during that period. Other areas of interest include measurement and analysis of historical business cycles and their propagation.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Banking; Financial Services; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Languages:

French [Spoken: Basic, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6482

Publications

2016

Ritschl, Albrecht and Sarferaz, Samad and Uebele, Martin (2016) The U.S. business cycle, 1867–2006: a dynamic factor approach The Review of Economics and Statistics, 98 (1). 159-172. ISSN 0034-6535

2014

Ritschl, Albrecht and Sarferaz, Samad (2014) Currency versus banking in the financial crisis of 1931 International Economic Review, 55 (2). 349-373. ISSN 0020-6598

Ritschl, Albrecht O. and Vonyó, Tamás (2014) The roots of economic failure: what explains East Germany's falling behind between 1945 and 1950? European Review of Economic History, 18 (2). 166-184. ISSN 1361-4916

2013

Ritschl, Albrecht (2013) Reparations, deficits, and debt default: the Great Depression in Germany In: Crafts, Nicholas and Fearon, Peter, (eds.) The Great Depression of the 1930s: Lessons for Today. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 110-139. ISBN 9780199663187

2012

Ritschl, Albrecht (2012) Reparations, deficits, and debt default: the Great Depression in Germany Economic history working papers, 163/12. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ritschl, Albrecht (2012) Transfers small, debt relief big: the Marshall Plan and postwar Germany. In: Penn Social Science and Policy Forum, co-sponsored by Penn Economic History Forum, 2 November 2012, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ritschl, Albrecht (2012) Does Germany owe Greece a debt? A historical perspective on the European debt crisis. In: Economics conference 2012: European Monetary Union: lessons from the debt crisis, Vienna, Austria

Ritschl, Albrecht (2012) The German transfer problem, 1920-33: a sovereign-debt perspective European Review of History, 19 (6). 943-964. ISSN 1350-7486

Ritschl, Albrecht (2012) Was 2008 the new 1929? right and wrong comparisons between the Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession of 2008 Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 13. 36-57. ISSN 1465-6493

Ritschl, Albrecht (2012) The German transfer problem, 1920-1933: a sovereign debt perspective European Review of History, 19 (6). 943-964. ISSN 1350-7486

Ritschl, Albrecht (2012) War 2008 das neue 1929? Richtige und falsche Vergleiche zwischen der Grossen Depression der 1930er Jahre und der Grossen Rezession von 2008 Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, 13 (S1). 36-57. ISSN 1465-6493

2011

Wolf, Nikolaus and Ritschl, Albrecht O. (2011) Endogeneity of currency areas and trade blocs: evidence from a natural experiment Kyklos, 64 (2). 291-312. ISSN 0023-5962

2010

Ritschl, Albrecht and Salferaz, Samad (2010) Crisis?: What crisis?: currency vs. banking in the financial crisis of 1931 CEP Discussion Paper, No. 977. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ritschl, Albrecht and Straumann, Tobias (2010) Business cycles and economic policy, 1914-1945 In: Broadberry, Stephen and O'Rourke, Kevin H., (eds.) Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe. Cambridge economic history of modern Europe, 2. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 156-180. ISBN 9780521882033

2009

Ritschl, Albrecht and Straumann, Tobias (2009) Business cycles and economic policy, 1914-1945: a survey Economic History Working Papers, 115/09. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ritschl, Albrecht (2009) War 2008 das neue 1931? Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte, 69 (20). 27-32. ISSN 0479-611X

Eichengreen, Barry and Ritschl, Albrecht (2009) Understanding West German economic growth in the 1950s Cliometrica, 3 (3). 191-219. ISSN 1863-2505

Boerner, Lars and Ritschl, Albrecht (2009) The economic history of sovereignty: communal responsibility, the extended family, and the firm Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 165 (1). 99-112. ISSN 0932-4569

Uebele, Martin and Ritschl, Albrecht (2009) Stock markets and business cycle comovement in Germany before World War I: evidence from spectral analysis Journal of Macroeconomics, 31 (1). 35-57. ISSN 0164-0704

Ahmadi, Pooyan Amir and Ritschl, Albrecht (2009) Depression econometrics: a FAVAR model of monetary policy during the Great Depression CEP Discussion Papers, CEPDP0967. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ahmadi, Pooyan Amir and Ritschl, Albrecht (2009) Depression econometrics: a FAVAR model of monetary policy during the Great Depression Economic History Working Papers, 130/09. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2008

Ritschl, Albrecht (2008) The Anglo-German industrial productivity puzzle, 1895-1935: a restatement and a possible resolution Journal of Economic History, 68 (2). 535-565. ISSN 1471-6372

Eichengreen, Barry and Ritschl, Albrecht (2008) Understanding West German economic growth in the 1950s Economic History Working Papers, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Boerner, Lars and Ritschl, Albrecht (2008) The economic history of sovereignty: communal responsibility, the extended family, and the firm Economic History Working Papers, 110/08. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ritschl, Albrecht and Sarferaz, Samad and Uebele, Martin (2008) The U.S. business cycle, 1867-1995: dynamic factor analysis vs. reconstructed national accounts Economic History Working Papers, 112/08. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ritschl, Albrecht (2008) The Anglo-German productivity puzzle, 1895-1935: a restatement and a possible resolution Economic History Working Papers, 108/08. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Ebell, Monique and Ritschl, Albrecht (2008) Real origins of the great depression: monopoly power, unions and the American business cycle in the 1920s CEPDP, 876. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 9780853282839

2005

Ritschl, Albrecht (2005) The pity of peace: Germany's economy at war, 1914-1918 and beyond In: Broadberry, Stephen and Harrison, Mark, (eds.) The Economics of World War I. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 41-76. ISBN 9780521852128

Ritschl, Albrecht (2005) Inflation and relative price variability under a gold standard: evidence from Germany (1850-1912) In: Broadberry, Stephen and Harrison, Mark, (eds.) The Economics of World War I. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 41-76. ISBN 9780521852128

2004

Ritschl, Albrecht (2004) Spurious growth in German output data, 1913-1938 European Review of Economic History, 8 (2). 201-223. ISSN 1361-4916

2003

Ritschl, Albrecht (2003) Modern Germany, 1815-1990 In: Mokyr, Joel, (ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 409-417. ISBN 9780195105070

2002

Ritschl, Albrecht (2002) Dancing on a volcano In: Balderston, Theo, (ed.) The World Economy and National Economies in the Interwar Slump. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 105-142. ISBN 9780333738641

Boerner, Lars and Ritschl, Albrecht (2002) Individual enforcement of collective liability in premodern Europe Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 158 (1). 205-213. ISSN 0932-4569

Ritschl, Albrecht (2002) International capital movements and the onset of the Great Depression: some international evidence In: James, Harold, (ed.) The Interwar Depression in an International Context. Schriften des Historischen Kollegs (51). Oldenbourg, Munich, Germany, 1-14. ISBN 9783486566109

Ritschl, Albrecht (2002) Deficit spending in the Nazi recovery, 1933–1938: a critical reassessment Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, 16 (4). 559-582. ISSN 0889-1583

2001

Ritschl, Albrecht (2001) Nazi economic imperialism and the exploitation of the small: evidence from Germany's secret foreign exchange Economic History Review, 54 (2). 324-345. ISSN 1468-0289

1998

Ritschl, Albrecht (1998) Reparation transfers, the Borchardt hypothesis, and the Great Depression in Germany, 1929-1932: a guided tour for hard-headed Keynesians European Review of Economic History, 2 (1). 49-72. ISSN 1361-4916

1996

Ritschl, Albrecht O. (1996) An exercise in futility: growth and decline of the East German economy In: Crafts, Nick and Toniolo, Gianni, (eds.) Economic Growth in Europe since 1945. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 498-540. ISBN 9780521499644

Ritschl, Albrecht (1996) Sustainability of high public debt: what the historical record shows Swedish Economic Policy Review, 3 (1). 175-198. ISSN 1400-1829

1995

Ritschl, Albrecht and Komlos, John (1995) Holy days, working days, and nutrition in the late 18th century Habsburg monarchy Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 26. 57-66. ISSN 0022-1953

Berger, Helge and Ritschl, Albrecht (1995) Germany and the political economy of the Marshall Plan, 1947-52: a revisionist view In: Eichengreen, Barry, (ed.) Europe's Postwar Recovery. Studies in macroeconomic history. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 199-245. ISBN 9780521482790

Ritschl, Albrecht and Broadberry, Stephen (1995) Real wages, productivity and unemployment in Britain and Germany during the 1920's Explorations in Economic History, 32. 327-349. ISSN 0014-4983

1992

Borchardt, Knut and Ritschl, Albrecht (1992) Could Bruening have done it?: a Keynesian model of interwar Germany, 1925–1938 European Economic Review, 36 (2-3). 695-701. ISSN 0014-2921

1989

Ritschl, Albrecht (1989) Prices and production: elements of a system-theoretic perspective Physica-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 9780387913568

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