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Alexander Engel

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2011-2012


Alexander Engel

Alexander Engel teaches at the Institute for Economic and Social History at Göttingen University, where he received his PhD with a dissertation on the emergence of modern markets in the global dye business, Farben der Globalisierung: Die Entstehung moderner Märkte für Farbstoffe 1500-1900 (2009). He has co-authored a volume on the price history of pre-modern times Preisgeschichte der vorindustriellen Zeit (2006). His research interests include the history of markets and prices, business and marketing history, globalization, and the history of knowledge and economic thought. As a Kennedy fellow, Engel will be in residence at the CES during the academic year 2011-2012, to work on a history of futures exchanges and risk in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2011-2012, CES, Harvard
  • Visiting Scholar 2011-2012, CES, Harvard