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
EH314 Political economy and economic policies: Europe from the High Middle Ages to the French Revolution
"The Dear Old Holy Roman Realm: How Does it Hold Together? Monetary Policies, Cross-cutting Cleavages and Political Cohesion in the Age of Reformation", was awarded the prize for best article submitted to German History in 2019.
Select publications - please also see highlighted publications:
"Voting Like Your Betters: The Bandwagon Effect in the Diet of the Holy Roman Empire," forthcoming in German History 49, no. 1 (2023).
(with G. Federico and M.-S. Schulze) "European Goods Market Integration in the Very Long Run: From the Black Death to the First World War", Journal of Economic History, no. 1 (2021): 276-308
"The Dear Old Holy Roman Realm: How Does it Hold Together? Monetary Policies, Cross-cutting Cleavages and Political Cohesion in the Age of Reformation", in German History 38,4 (2020): 365-86. Awarded the German History Society Article Prize as best article submitted in 2019.
"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).
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