Jacob Weisdorf joins our Scientific board


Jacob Weisdorf joins our Scientific Board. Jacob is an economic historian and currently serves as Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Denmark.

His studies consider England (the cradle of the industrial revolution), Italy and France (industrial runner-ups), and sub-Saharan Africa (a still-to-come region). He currently works on a project that investigates the impact of colonialism on gender inequality using historical marriage data from Africa; one that explores the labour market causes and consequences of technological progress using French 19th-century steam engines; and one that estimates the labour inputs of women and children across six centuries of English history.

Jacob has published his papers in outlets like the Economic Journal, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Economic Growth, the Journal of Economic History and Explorations in Economic History.

Welcome to Jacob! Please visit his website for further details.

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