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Lampe Markus

Univ.Prof.Dr. Markus Lampe

Institute for Economic and Social History
Building D4 / 3rd Floor, Welthandelsplatz 1, A-1020 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 31336 / 5801
Fax: +43 1 31336 / 905801

Pure / CV

Office Hours:
Friday, 9.00 am - 10.30 am
Currently office hours are held via MS Teams, presential meetings are an absolute exception. Please send me an e-mail (see above) at least the day before, so I can generate a meeting link. It is also possible to agree on office hours on other days and times by e-mail.


Professor of Economic and Social History at WU since September 2015 and Head of the Institute for Economic and Social History since October 2015.  Prior to these appointments, he was Associate Professor for Economic History and Institutions at the Department for Social Sciences at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

Research areas  
  • History of international trade and trade policy

  • Economic history of Denmark in the nineteenth century, especially agricultural history

  • History of international communication systems (post and telegraph)

  • Real estate markets and economic development: Spain, 1900-1930

Publications (Selection)
  • “Effects of Bilateralism and the MFN Clause on International Trade: Evidence for the Cobden-Chevalier Network, 1860-1875”, Journal of Economic History 69:4 (2009), pp. 1012-1040 (Journal Link).

  • (with Ingrid Henriksen and Paul Sharp): “The Role of Technology and Institutions for Growth: Danish Creameries in the late Nineteenth Century”.  European Review of Economic History 15 (2011), pp. 475-493 (Journal Link).

  • (with Antonio Tena-Junguito and Felipe Fernandes Tâmega), “How much trade liberalization was there in the world before and after Cobden-Chevalier?”, Journal of Economic History 72:3 (2012), pp. 708-740 (Journal Link)

  • (with Juan Carmona and Joan Rosés), „Housing affordability during the urban transition in Spain”, Economic History Review 70:2 (2017), 632-658 (Journal Link)

  • (with Paul Sharp): A Land of Milk and Butter. How Elites Created the Modern Danish Dairy Industry. Chicago University Press (2018) (Verlagswebsite)

  • (with Alan de Bromhead, Alan Fernihough and Kevin H. O’Rourke), „When Britain Turned Inward: The Impact of Interwar British Protection”, American Economic Review 109:2 (2019) (Journal Link)

Research Projects (Selection)
  • Principal Investigator in Project „The Vienna Real Estate Market, 1868-1990. The first long-run real estate price index for Austria” (2018-2020), funded by OeNB’s Anniversary Fund (fides)

  • Researcher in project on “Inequality and Conflicts: Historical studies on the impact of institutions on economic development” (2014-16) funded by Fundación Ramón Areces, PI: Jordi Domenech (at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Principal Investigator in project on “Historical experiences in the formation of optimum currency areas” (2012-14), funded by Fundación Ramón Areces (at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • Team member in FP7 project “TRADEDEPRESSION: Trade and the Great Depression in a long-run perspective” (2010-2015), ERC Advanced Grant to Principal Investigator Kevin O’Rourke (University of Oxford)