“Economic growth and inequality. Explaining divergent regional growth paths in pre-industrial Europe (Late Middle Ages-19th century)”.

The History Department (Research Group Economy-Ecology-Demography) at Ghent University (Belgium) announces four vacancies for researchers within the GOA project funded by Ghent University on “Economic growth and inequality. Explaining divergent regional growth paths in pre-industrial Europe (Late Middle Ages-19th century)”. We are looking for three PhD students and one Postdoctoral researcher.

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Three PhD positions in Economic and Social History

The PhD students will be based at the History Department of Ghent University (Belgium), and will be part of a research team, coordinated by prof. Erik Thoen, prof. Eric Vanhaute, prof. Koen Schoors, prof. Thijs Lambrecht and prof. Isabelle Devos (project-leaders and PhD supervisors). The PhD students will also be guided by external advisors and co-supervisors prof. Jane Whittle (University of Exeter, UK), prof. Paolo Malanima (Magna Graecia University, Catanzaro, IT) and prof. Markus Cerman (Universität Wien, AT).
• One PhD student will study rural economic development in Southern England between c.1300-1800. The specific area will be chosen together with the successful candidate and the external supervisor.
• A second PhD student will study rural economic development in Tuscany (Italy) between c.1300-1800. The specific area will be chosen together with the successful candidate and the external supervisor.
• A third PhD student will study rural economic development in Central or East-Central Europe between c.1300-1800. The specific area will be chosen together with the successful candidate and the external supervisor.

We offer a full-time PhD position (1,0 fte) beginning October 1st 2015, consisting of an initial period of 12 months which, after a satisfactory first year, will be extended with another 36 months (4 years in total).

Postdoctoral position in Economic and Social History

Job description
The postdoctoral researcher will work within the GOA project funded by Ghent University “Economic growth and inequality. Explaining divergent regional growth paths in pre-industrial Europe (Late Middle Ages-19th century)” which aims to explain regionally divergent paths of economic development in Europe. The project will search for the roots of modern economic growth using a long-term, regionally differentiated and comparative analysis of the divergent trajectories of economic growth. Regional dynamics as well as social relations, rather than national frameworks, are central to the project. A comparative analysis will developed, using selected European regions as test areas. The postdoctoral researcher will study rural economic developments in Flanders in the pre-industrial period in an international comparative context and assist the supervisors in the coordination of the project. He/She will also develop the comparative and interpretative framework together with the team of supervisors. He/She will publish in academic journals of high standard.

We offer a full-time postdoc position (1,0 fte), beginning 1st October 2015, consisting of an initial period of 12 months which, after a satisfactory first year, will be extended by another 36 months (4 years in total)

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