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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät

Research

 

Current Projects

Research Grants (recent)

  • Competition between states and the historical roots of identity (DFG, part of CRC 190 "Rationality and Competition"), with Davide Cantoni (LMU), 2017-2021
  • Regional Economic Inequality, Ethnicity and Conflicts in Turkey, 1880-2010 (Fritz Thyssen Foundation), 2017-2019
  • Macroeconomics and Financial History (European Commission, MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)), 2013-2017

 

Work in Progress

  • "On the Origins of National Identity", with Felix Kersting, Humboldt University Berlin, mimeo.
  • "Testing Marx. Income Inequality, Market Concentration and Voting in late 19th Century Germany", with Charlotte Bartels and Felix Kersting, Humboldt University Berlin, mimeo.
  • "The Great Specialization Revisited: Evidence from German Trade, 1889-2013", with Wolf-Fabian Hungerland, Humboldt University Berlin, mimeo.
  • "Regional Inequality in Turkey between 1900-1965 and the Impact of Minority Population Movements", with Günes Asik, Ulas Karakoc, Sevket Pamuk, Humboldt University Berlin, mimeo.

 

Recent Working Papers

  • "First and Second Nature Geography and Global Economic Development, 1870-2010", with Paul Caruana Galizia and Toshihiro Okubo, forthcoming in: Stephen Broadberry and Kyoji Fukao (eds.) The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World.
  • "Weber Revisited: the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Nationalism", with Felix Kersting and Iris Wohnsiedler, Humboldt University Berlin (R&R with The Journal of Economic History).
  • "Structural Transformation, Inequality and the Origins of Micro-Finance", with Marvin Suesse, Humboldt University Berlin (R&R with Journal of Development Economics).
  • "How Britain Unified Germany: Endogeneous Trade osts and the Formation of a Customs Unions", with Thilo R. Huning, Humboldt University Berlin, CEPR Discussion Paper 13634, March 2019 (under Review).
  • "Regional Economic Development in Europe, 1900-2010: a Description of the Patterns", with Joan R. Roses, CEPR Discussion Paper 12749, Feb 2018; CESifo Working Paper 6952, Mar 2018.
  • "Phoenix from the Ashes: Bombs, Homes, and Unemployment in Germany, 1945-2011", with Paul Caruana Galizia, CEPR Discussion Paper 11649, Nov. 2016.

 

Publications by Nikolaus Wolf

 

Books

 

Refereed Journals

 

Recent Policy Contributions

 

 

Chapters in Books

  • "Wirtschaftliche Anpassung und Modernisierung: Polen in der Weltwirtschaftskrise und danach" in: Klaus Ziemer et al (eds.), Polen in der europäischen Geschichte. Ein Handbuch, Hirsemann, im Erscheinen.
  • "Binnenhandel und Außenhandel" (mit Markus Lampe) und "Zahlungsbilanz" in: Thomas Rahlf (ed.), Deutschland in Daten - Zeitreihen zur Historischen Statistik, Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn, 2015, pp. 276-303.
  • "Europe's Great depression: Coordination Failure after the First World War", Chapter 3 in Nicholas Crafts and Peter Fearon (eds.), The Great depression of the 1930s. Lessons for Today, Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • "Aggregate Growth, 1913-1950" (with Joan Ramon Roses), forthcoming in The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, Volume 2, 1870-2000, Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • "Local Comparative Advantage: Agriculture and Economic Development in Poland 1870 – 1970”, in: Pedro Lains and Vincente Pinilla (eds.), Agriculture and Economic Development in Europe since 1870, Routledge, 2009, pp. 255-285.
  • "Grenzen und Ökonomie. Eine Untersuchung am Beispiel Deutschlands und Polens 1885 – 1934",  in: Etienne François, Jörg Seifarth, Bernhard Struck (eds.), Die Grenze als Raum, Erfahrung und Konstruktionen. Deutschland, Frankreich und Polen vom 17. bis 20. Jahrhundert, Campus, 2007, pp. 183-209.
  • "Oekonomische Zugaenge zur Geschichte der deutsch-polnischen Beziehungen", in: Dieter Bingen, Peter Loew, Nikolaus Wolf (eds.), Interesse und Konflikt. Die Politische Oekonomie der deutsch-polnischen Beziehungen 1900-2006, Harrasowitz, 2008, pp. 9-22.

 

Other Work

  • Book Review on Derek H. Aldcroft, Europe's Third World. The European Periphery in the Interwar Years, Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2006, published online at EH.Net.
  • Book Review on Jeffrey G. Williamson, Globalization and the Poor Periphery before 1950, MIT Press, 2006,  Journal of Economics 92 (2007), pp. 298-300.
  • Book Review on Christian Antonelli, Dominique Foray, Brownyn H. Hall, and W. Edward Steinmueller (eds.), New Frontiers in the economics of innovation and new technology: essays in honour of Paul David: Edward Elgar 2006, Economic History Review (2008).
  • "Deja Vu? Die Finanz- und Währungskrise 2007-2010 in historischer Perspektive", ARD Faktenforum, Hamburg, 14. Dezember 2010
  • "Kurze Geschichte der Weltwirtschaft", in APuZ (Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte), 1-3 (2014), pp. 9-15.

 

Recent and fortchcoming Invited Seminars

  • Paris School of Economics, Economic History Seminar, 2019
  • DIW Berlin, Panel "Ist Deutschland heute so ungleich wie vor 100 Jahren?", 2019
  • Oxford, Dept. of Economics, Departmental Seminar, 2019
  • Cambridge, Faculty of History, Quantitative History Seminar, 2019
  • London School of Economics, Keynote, 4th LSE Interwar Economic History Workshop, 2018
  • Oxford, Economic History Seminar, 2018
  • Rome, Tor Vergata, Dept. of Economics, Departmental Seminar 2018