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Prof. Dr. Erik Hornung

University of Cologne
Center for Macroeconomic Research
Seminar for Economic and Business History

Room 7.36
Universitätsstr. 24
50931 Köln

Tel: +49 (0)221 470-23 31
Fax: +49 (0)221 470-52 09

E-Mail: hornung(at)wiso.uni-koeln.de

Consulation hours: Wednesday 11-12 a.m. (only by appointment)

Research Focus

Economic History, Long-run Economic Growth and Development, Technological Diffusion, Human Capital

 

 

Publikationen

 

 

Working Papers

Capital-Skill Complementarity and the Emergence of Labor Emancipation (with Quamrul Ashraf, Francesco Cinnirella, Oded Galor, and Boris Gershman), CESifo Working Paper 6423

Bismarck's Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline (with Stefan Bauernschuster and Anastasia Driva), CESifo Working Paper No. 6601, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 12200, CAGE Discussion Paper No. 336

 

Articles in Refereed Journals

Landownership Concentration and the Expansion of Education (with Francesco Cinnirella), Journal of Development Economics, 121, 2016, 135-152. [DOI]

Railroads and Growth in Prussia, Journal of the European Economic Association, 13(4), 2015, 699-736. [DOI]

iPEHD - The ifo Prussian Economic History Database (with Sascha O. Becker, Francesco Cinnirella, Ludger Woessmann), Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History, 47(2), 2014, 57-66. [DOI]

Immigration and the Diffusion of Technology: The Huguenot Diaspora in Prussia, American Economic Review, 104 (1), 2014, 84-122. [DOI]

Education and Catch-Up in the Industrial Revolution (with Sascha O. Becker, Ludger Woessmann), American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 3(3), 2011, 92-126. [DOI]

 

 

Monographien

Human Capital, Technology Diffusion, and Economic Growth - Evidence from Prussian Census Data
ifo Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsforschung 46, 2012.

 

 

Bookchapters

Land Inequality, Education, and Marriage: Theory and Empirical Evidence (with Francesco Cinnirella), in M. Cervellati and U. Sunde (Eds.), Demographic Change and Long Run Development, MIT Press, Cambridge
CESifo Working Paper No. 6072, CEPR Discussion Paper No. 11486

 

 

Short Bio

 

Erik Hornung is Professor of Economic History at the University of Cologne. His main research interests are the determinants of long-run development and economic growth. He uses microeconometric methods to analyze the driving forces of the transition to the modern economic growth including aspects of institutional change, human capital formation, and technological diffusion.

Hornung studied economics and technics at the University of Stuttgart, the University of Ottawa, and the University of Hohenheim. He worked in the Department of Human Capital and Innovation at the ifo-Institute and as a tax advisor in the Transfer Pricing Group of Deloitte and Touche GmbH before joining the Max Planck Institute of Tax Law and Public Financen as a senior research fellow. He completed his Ph.D. at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2012. The Leibniz Association rewarded his work with the Dissertation Award 2013. Hornung was a research fellow at the University of Warwick in 2012 and is a CEPR and CESifo research affiliate. From 2016 to 2017, he was Professor of Economics with a specilization in quantiative Economic History at the University of Bayreuth.