Mr Felix Schaff

Mr Felix Schaff

PhD student

Department of Economic History

English, French, German, Italian
Key Expertise
Economic inequality, Premodern European and German History

About me

Research activity

Felix’s research focuses on the long-term development and the historical roots of economic inequality. He is particularly interested in the political economy of wealth inequality in pre-industrial times. He combines archival primary-source research with econometric applications to study how warfare, religious confession and political institutions have shaped the distribution of wealth since the Middle Ages.

Before joining the London School of Economics Felix  obtained master's degrees from the University of Cambridge (UK) and Bocconi University (Italy).

Research interests

  • Economic Inequality, Historical Political Economy, Social History, Applied Econometrics

Thesis Working Title

  • Exploring the Historical Causes of Economic Inequality in Pre-Industrial Germany, c. 1400-1800. 


  • Professor Oliver Volckart & Professor Chris Minns

Curriculum Vitae