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Victoria Gierok

Non-Stipendiary Research Fellow
British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow

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

I am an economic historian interested in the political economy of pre-industrial Germany - historically more accurately described as the Holy Roman Empire. My research investigates long-run economic inequality, poverty and public finance in the German territories of the Holy Roman Empire, ca. 1300-1800.

I received my DPhil (PhD) in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford in May 2022 under the supervision of Professor Stephen Broadberry. My PhD was funded by the AHRC-Nuffield Scholarship and the Global History of Capitalism Scholarship at Brasenose College. I also hold an MSc in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

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