People Feature

Victoria Gierok

DPhil student
DPhil in History

Research Interests: historic development of wealth inequality in the German territories of the Holy Roman Empire (1300-1800)

I am a first-year DPhil student in Economic and Social History. My research focuses on tracing the historic development of wealth inequality in the German territories of the Holy Roman Empire. I am also interested in the relationship between wealth inequality and demographic shocks such as high-mortality pests and wars as well as the interplay of taxation and state capacity.  

My studies are funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. I hold an MA in Economics from Bocconi University.

Victoria Gierok