Hans-Joachim Voth

Hans-Joachim Voth is a German economic historian.[1][2] In 2014 he is a professor of economics at the University of Zurich.

Early life and education

Voth studied at Oxford University.[3] He graduated with a Ph. D. in 1996.


Since 2003, Voth is a full professor of economics at Pompeu Fabra University. He is also a Research Professor at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies. In 2014 he became a professor or microeconomics at the University of Zurich.

Voth has researched and written about time management in industrial societies.[1][4][5]

Voth writes and lectures about the history of economics.[6] His most recent research is on persistence of culture over the long run, sovereign debt in historical perspective, the link between economic crisis and political violence[7] and the Great Depression and the German Interwar Economy.[8]

Voth is the editor of Explorations in Economic History, an Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and of the Journal of Economic Growth, and the former editor of the Journal of Economic History. He is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a member of CREI.


  1. 1 2 Jan de Vries (26 May 2008). The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy, 1650 to the Present. Cambridge University Press. pp. 91–. ISBN 978-1-139-47308-8.
  2. Time to give the Black Death plague its due - Winnipeg Free Press
  3. " Interview With Historian Hans-Joachim Voth: 'The Euro Can't Survive in Its Current Form'". Der Speigel, August 31, 2011. Interview by Alexander Jung and Gerhard Spörl
  4. Vanessa Ogle (12 October 2015). The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950. Harvard University Press. pp. 202–. ISBN 978-0-674-73702-0.
  5. Craig Muldrew (3 February 2011). Food, Energy and the Creation of Industriousness: Work and Material Culture in Agrarian England, 1550–1780. Cambridge University Press. pp. 291–. ISBN 978-1-139-49512-7.
  6. A shackled revolution? The Bubble Act and financial regulation in eighteenth-century England : Review of Keynesian Economics
  7. Jung, Alexander (August 31, 2011 – 12:34 PM). "Interview With Historian Hans-Joachim Voth: 'The Euro Can't Survive in Its Current Form'". Der Spiegel. Retrieved 13 February 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. "Philip G. Dwyer, ed. Modern Prussian History, 1830-1947". Reviewed by Anthony J. Steinhoff . H-Net Reviews

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