Postdoc in Lund: Economic History with Innovation Focus

The department of Economic History, Lund Univerity, announces one or more position/s as Postdoctoral fellow/s.

Job assignments

The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History with innovation focus. She/he must be willing to interact with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master’s Theses.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

To be qualified for employment as Postdoctoral fellow, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Innovation studies, Sociology, Economic Geography, Statistics, History), awarded no more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or leave due to illness). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.

For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and other publications.

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History. The holder of the position will participate in a research group at the Department of Economic History dealing with Swedish innovations, funded by VINNOVA (The Swedish Agency for innovation systems). She/he is expected to be able to work with statistical analysis of existing new databases and complement the current group in competences and co-write articles as well as conduct independent own analyses.

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

– international experience

– other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to do research

– ability to engage and inform society at large about research

The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants’ ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.


Applications should be written in English and must include:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Publications including publication list

4. Certificates, references, etc

Type of employment

Full time position. Limit of tenure, two years

Lund University has an individual salary policy. Applicants are encouraged to propose a suitable salary in their application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


Last application date 16.Nov.2015 11:59 PM CET


Convocatoria: Ayudas de investigación del Banco de España

Queridos amigos y querido Secretario General:

me complace enviaros la siguiente noticia:

ha salido la convocatoria del Banco de España de ayudas a la investigación en economía e historia economica. La información está disponible en:

os ruego que le deis la máxima difusión y con cierta urgencia, pues el plazo de solicitud termina el 15 de diciembre próximo y la preparación de la solicitud requiere tiempo;

quedo a vuestra disposición para cualquier detalle;


Pablo Martin-Aceña

Catedratico de Economía, Historia e Instituciones Económicas

Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales

Universidad de Alcala

Plaza de la Victoria, s/n

28803 Alcala de Henares

Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Tel. + 34 91 885 4234

email: pablo.martin @

Un poste à pourvoir à Londres

Histoire Eco
Association Française d’Histoire Économique (AFHE).

Un poste d’histoire économique est vacant à la London School of Economics :

Patrick Fridenson
Centre de Recherches Historiques
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
190-198 Avenue de France
75244 Paris cedex 13

Position of Teaching Assistant and PhD Student in Latin American Economic History at the University of Geneva

Position of Teaching assistant in Economic History at the University of Geneva

Applications are invited for a position as teaching assistant (assistant-doctorant) in Economic History in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Geneva. The position involves 4 hours of teaching per week in bachelor programmes in social sciences and international relations. It also includes responsibility for the grading of student assignments, the preparation, supervision and grading of exams and involvement in the supervision of student projects and masters’ theses in economic and social history. The successful candidate is also expected to work on his/her own research and write a PhD dissertation on the economic history of Latin America. He / she will be further required to play an active role in the intellectual life of the Department of History, Economics and Society and to undertake a limited number of administrative tasks.

The candidate must hold a Master degree in the field of economic history, economics or history. He / she must be fluent in both French and English. A working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is highly desirable.


March 1, 2016 or upon agreement.


Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, photocopy of the Master degree must be submitted exclusively online by clicking on "Postuler/Apply now".

Information on the position can be obtained at

Additional Information

The contract will be for a duration of a maximum of five years, with renewal every two years (2+2+1). The first year is a trial period, during which it is allowed to terminate the contract with a notice period of three months for the end of a month.

Gross salary (annual) CHF 66’067. Amount possibly increased according to candidate’s experience.

EHA Committee on Administration: Search for an Executive Director

The Economic History Association is looking for an Executive Director for a five-year term beginning in the fall of 2017. The Executive Director keeps the Association’s records, oversees its elections, prepares reports and carries on correspondence for its committees and board of trustees, and serves as liaison with the press that publishes the Journal of Economic History. The Executive Director also serves as the Association’s treasurer, manages its membership, and serves ex officio on standing committees. Applications should be sent to Philip Hoffman, the chair of the EHA committee on administration, at pth @, no later than March 1, 2016.

Reconocimiento Metlac a miembros de la AMHE por investigación histórica ferroviaria (México, 15 de octubre de 2015)

Estimados miembros y amigos de la AMHE:

Por este medio la Asociación Mexicana de Historia Económica felicita a sus miembros Arturo Grunstein Dickter, Guillermo Guajardo Soto, Sandra Kuntz Ficker (presidenta), y Paolo Riguzzi por haber sido merecedores al primer reconocimiento Metlac al Mérito en Investigación Histórica Ferroviaria. Este premio fue entregado ayer en el Museo Soumaya de la Ciudad de México. ¡Felicidades!

Carlos Marichal

Secretario del Consejo de Honor de la AMHE

Manuel Bautista

Miembro de la Mesa Directiva de la AMHE, 2013-2016

Nueva York, 16 de octubre de 2015.

Con información del Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos:

La Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles y el Centro Nacional para la Preservación del Patrimonio Cultural Ferrocarrilero realizaron la primer entrega del reconocimiento Metlac al Mérito en Investigación Histórica Ferroviaria, el cual se otorgó a siete investigadores, quienes a través de su esfuerzo, disciplina, compromiso y talento han logrado destacar y convertirse en ejemplo e inspiración para los estudios del ferrocarril en México: Arturo Grunstein Dickter, de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Guillermo Guajardo Soto, de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Sandra Kuntz Ficker, de El Colegio de México; Paolo Riguzzi, de El Colegio Mexiquense, Emma Yanes Rizo del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia; Luz Carregha Lamadrid, de El Colegio de San Luis, y Sergio Ortiz Hernán, con una distinción de manera póstuma.


Beca: Europe and America: Enhancing University Relations by Investing in Cooperative Actions (EURICA)

Tercera convocatoria

La tercera, siendo la última convocatoria EURICA, estará abierta del 1 de septiembre hasta el 1 de diciembre del 2015. Las solicitudes se validarán, se evaluarán y se seleccionarán entre diciembre del 2015 y abril del 2016, en mayo del mismo año se publicarán los resultados.

En esta última convocatoria hay algunas diferencias importantes:

1) Las becas ya no se ofrecen por país, sino por grupo, lo que resultará en una oferta de becas diferente que en las dos convocatorias anteriores. Los grupos son:

  • Grupo A Latinoamérica – Europa: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
  • Grupo B Latinoamérica – Europa: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, México
  • Europa – Latinoamérica: todos estudiantes/investigadores/personal de una universidad socia EURICA europea y con nacionalidad de un país de la unión europea.

2) Para los postulantes latinoamericanos: sólo se aceptarán solicitudes con destino Universidad de Valladolid si el candidato pertenece al grupo A o al Target Group 3. Por lo tanto, postulantes del grupo B dentro de los Target Group 1 o 2 ya no pueden postularse para ir a Valladolid.

3) Debido a la fecha de cierre del proyecto EURICA (julio del 2017), la duración máxima es de 10 meses.

Todos los becarios seleccionados para la tercera generación empezarán (excepción: staff) en el 2016 todas las movilidades tienen que haber terminado antes del 14 de julio del 2017.