Julius’s PhD thesis focuses on how the interaction between knowledge, innovation, and human capital led to self-sustained growth in Britain during the eighteenth century. His research exploits micro data on teachers and students at the English universities to understand how directed scientific change depended on social interaction between teachers and students. He also explores the link the Scientific Revolution, the Industrial Enlightenment, and the Scientific Revolution using text-data and natural language processing.
Julius holds an MSc in Economic History (Research) from LSE and a BA in Philosophy & Economics from the University of Bayreuth. During the third year of his PhD, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics at Northwestern University.
Julius is interested in long-run growth, human capital, knowledge transmission, and natural language processing.
- On the Shoulders of Science - Scientific Culture as a Driver of Innovation During the Early Industrial Revolution
- Professor Max Schulze and Dr Jeremiah Dittmar