Mr Simon Hinrichsen

Mr Simon Hinrichsen

PhD Student

Department of Economic History

Danish, English
Key Expertise
Sovereign debt/defaults, international/war finance/reparations

About me

Simon’s research focuses on war debts, reparations, and sovereign debt defaults in economic history. His research spans the last 200 years, from the Napoleonic Wars to more recent emerging market economic crises. He looks at how countries have incurred large debts during and after wars and under what circumstances those debts can be repaid, and at what costs to the broader economy.  

Simon holds a BSc from Copenhagen Business School and a MSc in Economic History from LSE.

Research interests

  • Sovereign debt and defaults, open economy macroeconomics, international finance, war finance, war reparations.

Dissertation title

  • Essays on war reparations and sovereign debt: Two hundred years of war debts and default, from the Napoleonic Wars to Iraq.


  • Professor Albrecht Ritschl, Dr Natacha Postel Vinay

Recent working papers

Curriculum Vitae


Expertise Details

Sovereign debt and defaults; open economy macroeconomics; international finance; war finance; war reparations.