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PhD Job Market 2020-21

Information about our job market candidates for the current academic year. 

 If you would like to get in touch for further inforation please contact Dr Neil Cummins, our Head of PhD Programmes (


Thea Don Siemion
PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Macroeconomics; financial history; the Great Depression; hyperinflations.

Thesis title: 'Money, Debt and the Balance of Payments in Poland's Great Depression'

CV available here: Thea Don-Siemion [PDF]

Research Interests: Macroeconomics; financial history; the Great Depression; hyperinflations.

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Hanzhi Deng
PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Public finance; state capacity and local governance; institutional transitions and economic development; political economy of modern and contemporary China

Thesis Title: The Making of Regional Fiscal States in China: Striving Paths towards Modernization, 1850s-1930s

CV available here: Hanzhi Deng [PDF]

jKohler 2019

Jennifer Kohler
PhD Candidate

Research interests: Political economy, African economic history, culture and institutions.

Thesis title: 'Culture and Institutions in African Economic History'

CV: Jennifer Kohler CV [PDF]

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Ivan 2019

Ivan Luzardo Luna

Primary: Labor Economics and Quantitative Economic History.
Secondary: Financial Economics, Development Economics and Latin America.

Thesis Title: The Economic History of British Interwar Unemployment, 1920-1939

CV: Ivan Luzardo Luna CV [PDF]


Maanik Nath
PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Business and economic history, political economy and development studies. 

Thesis title: 'The State and Rural Credit Markets in South India, 1930-1960'.

CV available here: Maanik Nath CV [PDF]

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Placements 2019-20

Mattia Bertazzini

Mattia Bertazzini

Nuffield College, Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Economics (2019)

Thesis Title: "The economic impact of Italian colonial investments in Libya and in the Horn of Africa, 1920-2000."

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Sijie Hu

Sijie Hu
PhD Candidate

Assistant Professor, Renmin University of China

Research interests: Historical and economic demography, Chinese population history, social stratification and social mobility.

Thesis title: 'A New Examination of Chinese Fertility, 1400-1900'

CV available here: Sijie Hu CV [PDF]

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Dr Enrique Jorge Sotelo

Placement: Visiting Professor at the Department of Economic History and Institutions at Universitat de Barcelona (UB Economics)

Research interests:  Monetary and Financial History; Financial Crises; Central Banking; Monetary Policy Implementation; Political Economy of Financial Development and Financial Crises.

Thesis title:  “Escaping” the Great Depression: monetary policy, financial crises and banking in Spain, 1921-1935 

CVAvailable here

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