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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



Of­fice Hours:
Fri­day, 9.00 am - 10.30 am
Of­fice hours also avail­able on ap­point­ment out­side these hours (by Email).


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).

  • (mit In­grid Hen­riksen und 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).

  • (mit  An­to­nio Ten­a-Jun­guito und 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)

  • (mit Paul Sharp): “Greas­ing the Wheels of Rural Trans­form­a­tion? Mar­gar­ine and the Com­pet­i­tion for the Brit­ish But­ter Mar­ket”, Eco­nomic His­tory Re­view 67:3 (2014), pp. 769-792 (Journal Link)

  • (mit Nikolaus Wolf) “Binnen­han­del und Außen­han­del”, in: Tho­mas Rahlf (ed.), Deutsch­land in Daten. Zeitreihen zur His­tor­ischen Stat­istik, Bonn: Bundeszen­t­rale für polit­ische Bildung, 2015, pp. 278-291 (Journal Link)

Re­search Pro­jects (Se­lec­tion)
  • 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)

  • Par­ti­cip­at­ing re­searcher in re­search pro­ject on “The struc­ture and dy­nam­ics of Ger­man For­eign Trade, 1880-1912“; fun­ded by the Ger­man Re­seach Found­a­tion - Deutsche Forschungs­ge­meinsch­aft, Prin­cipal In­vestig­ator: Nikolaus Wolf (Hum­boldt Uni­versität zu Ber­lin).