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PD Dr. Tobias A. Jopp

Assistant Professor

office: PT 3.0.7
phone: +49-941-943-5753
fax: +49-941-943-5752
e-mail:
Tobias.Jopp[at]ur.de

  


CV


  

  • October 2001 – October 2006: Study of Economics (graduated with diploma) at the University of Münster; focus on economic and social history and energy and resource economics.
  • October 2006 – March 2008: Doctoral studies in economics at the University of Münster (external PhD-student; advisor: Adjunct Professor Carsten Burhop.)
  • April 2008 – April 2012: Research Assistant (until September 2011) and PhD-student at the Chair for Economic, Social and Agrarian History at the University of Hohenheim (advisor: Professor Jochen Streb)
  • August 2008 – July 2010: Research Assistant at the RWI Essen. Member of the research project: „Vergangenheit und Zukunft sozialer Sicherungssysteme am Beispiel der Bundesknappschaft und ihrer Nachfolger.” (economic partial project in cooperation with the Universities of Hohenheim – Professor Jochen Streb – and Yale – Professor Timothy W. Guinnane.
  • October 2011 - December 2018: Research Assistant (until June 2012) and assistant professor at the Chair for Economic and Social History at the University of Regensburg (Professor Mark Spoerer).
  • October 2013 – March 2014: Substitute at the University of Hohenheim, at the Chair for Economic, Social and Agrarian History (Professor Sibylle Lehmann).
  • January 2019 - February 2020: Visiting lecturer at the Chair for Economic and Social History at the University of Regensburg.
  • Since March 2020: Assistant professor at the Chair for Economic and Social History at the University of Regensburg.

  


Research


  
Research interests / research focus

  • Economic history of Germany (19th / 20th century)
  • Insurance history
  • Financial markets in historical perspective
  • Economic history of warfare
  • Age/ageing/retirement in historical perspective
  • Economic history of mining
      

  
Talks in symposia, workshops and research seminars

  • 3/2020: Conference "Birth and affirmation of the Airbus Group (1960s-1980s), Toulouse
    (Title of the presentation: How political were Airbus and Boeing sles in the 1970s and 1980s?)
  • 3/2019: III. Kongress für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Regensburg
    (Title of the presentation: Full steam ahead: Insider Knowledge, stock trading, and the nationalisation of the Railways in Prussia, 1875-1884)
  • 5/2018: 43rd Economic and Business History Society Conference, Jyväskyla
    (Title of the presentation: On the economics of forced Labor: Did Prisoners-of-War depress German coal mining productivity in World War I?)
  • 1/2018: Forschungsseminar Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Regensburg
    (Title of the presentation: Zur Frage der Produktivität von Kriegsgefangenen im Ersten Weltkrieg am Beispiel des Ruhrkohlenbergbaus)
  • 4/2017: II. Kongress für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Bonn
    (Title of the presentation: Wahrnehmung messen. Geschichte im Spiegel von Finanzmarktdaten)
  • 1/2017: EURHISFIRM European Long-Run Firm Data Workshop, Frankfurt
    (Title of the presentation: Historische Finanz- und Unternehmensdaten in Deutschland)
  • 9/2016: Colloque international Lyon: L’économie allemande de la Première Guerre mondiale dans le contexte européen
    (Title of the presentation: Wie nahm der Kapitalmarkt den Ersten Weltkrieg wahr?)
  • 11/2015: Forschungsseminar Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Regensburg
    (Title of the presentation: Zur totalen Faktorproduktivität im deutschen Bergbau (1914-1938))
  • 3/2015: Economic History Society Annual Conference, Wolverhampton
    (Title of the presentation: Did the Central and Allied Powers form credible alliances in World War I?)
  • 3/2015: German Economic History Conference, Münster
    (Title of the presentation: Did the Central and Allied Powers form credible alliances in World War I?)
  • 12/2014: Oberseminar Bayerische Landesgeschichte, Universität Regensburg
    (Title of the presentation: Wahrnehmung messen. Geschichte im Spiegel von Finanzmarktdaten)
  • 11/2014: Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft zur preußischen Geschichte e. V., Wesel
    (Title of the presentation: Wahrnehmung messen: Was sagen Staatsanleihepreise über die Beziehungen zwischen Preußen und dem Reich aus?)
  • 4/2014: 10th European Social Science History Conference, Wien, Österreich
    (Title of the presentation: Turning points in World War I: Evidence from
    the capital markets)
  • 4/2014: Forschungsseminar Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Regensburg
    (Title of the presentation: Sovereign debt traded during World War I: Investors‘ perceptions on the Allied and Central Powers‘ war efforts)
  • 9/2013: Forschungsseminar Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Mannheim
    (Title of the presentation: How did the capital market evaluate Germany’s prospects for winning World War I? Evidence from the Amsterdam market for government bonds)
  • 5/2012: Forschungsseminar Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Regensburg
    (Title of the presentation: Die Kosten und Nutzen von Größe in einem frühen Sozialversicherungssystem: Die deutschen Knappschaftsvereine 1854–1920)
  • 3/2012: Jahrestagung des Wirtschaftshistorischen Ausschusses des Vereins für Socialpolitik
    (Title of the presentation: Die Kosten und Nutzen von Größe in einem frühen Sozialversicherungssystem: Die deutschen Knappschaftsvereine 1854–1920)
  • 9/2011: 9th European Historical Economics Society (EHES) Conference, Dublin, Irland
    (Title of the presentation: Implicit rates of return in a mutual insurance system: Evidence from German miners' Knappschaft funds, 1861-1920)
  • 11/2010: 3rd jointly ESTER/GLOBALEURONET Research Design Course, Wien, Österreich
    (Title of the presentation: The costs and benefits of fund size: German miners’ Knappschaft insurance, concentration, and the hunt for minimum efficient scale, 1854-1923)
  • 8/2010: 14th Annual Conference of the European Business History Association (EBHA), Glasgow, Schottland
    (Title of the presentation: The hazard of merger by absorption: Why some Knappschaften merged and others did not, 1861-1920)
  • 6/2010: RWI Brown Bag Seminar, Essen, Deutschland
    (Title of the presentation: Historical evidence on intergenerational redistribution: German miners’ Knappschaft funds, 1867-1920)
  • 5/2010: 6th BETA Workshop in Historical Economics, Straßburg, Frankreich
    (Title of the presentation: Does size matter? Empirical evidence on the relationship between size and exposure to actuarial risk for 19th and early 20th century Knappschaft insurers)
  • 4/2010: 8th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC), Gent, Belgien
    (Title of the presentation: Social Security and Intergenerational Redistribution: The German Miners' Knappschaften Since 1867)
  • 3/2010: 56th Annual Meeting of the Business History Conference (BHC), Athens/Georgia, USA
    (Title of the presentation: The Welfare State Evolves: German Knappschaften, 1854-1923)
  • 2/2010: 3rd Ruhr Graduate School Doctoral Conference in Economics, Bochum, Deutschland
    (Title of the presentation: How to reduce risk? Internal and External Growth of German Knappschaften as Risk Policy Options, 1854-1923)
  • 10/2009: Abschlusstagung des Projekts "Vergangenheit und Zukunft sozialer Sicherungssysteme am Beispiel der Bundesknappschaft und ihrer Nachfolger", Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Deutschland
    (Title of the presentation: Ein risikoreiches Geschäft? Internes und externes Wachstum als risikopolitische Instrumente der Knappschaftsvereine, 1854-1922)
  • 9/2009: Brown Bag Seminar, Department of Economics, Yale University, New Haven, USA
    (Title of the presentation: How to reduce risk? Internal and External Growth of German Knappschaften as Risk Policy Options, 1854-1923)
  • 8/2009: 15th World Economic History Congress (WEHC), Utrecht, Niederlande
    (Title of the presentation: Financing invalidity insurance in German mining: The case of the Knappschaften from a generational accounting perspective, 1854-1922)
  • 7/2009: Zweites Doktorandenkolloquium des Forschungszentrums Innovation und Dienstleistung (FZID), Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Deutschland
    (Title of the presentation: Ein innovatives soziales Sicherungssystem auf dem Prüfstand: Die preußischen Knappschaftsvereine 1854-1922)

  


Publications


>> Complete List of Publications


  
A) Monographs

War, Bond Prices, and Public Opinion: How Did the Amsterdam Bond Market Perceive the Belligerents’ War Effort During World War I? Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (Economy and History 2), forthcoming Winter 2020, 295 pages (plus Online Appendix of 153 p.).

Historische Statistik lehren. Quellenkritische Vermittlung von Zielen und Methoden statistischen Arbeitens in der Geschichtswissenschaft (with Mark Spoerer). Schwalbach: Wochenschau Verlag, 2017, 56 p.

Insurance, Fund Size, and Concentration: Prussian Miners‘ Knappschaften in the Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Centuries and Their Quest for Optimal Scale, Berlin: Akademie Verlag (Beihefte des Jahrbuchs für Wirtschaftsgeschichte 16), 2013, 273 p.
  


  
B) Most recent articles in refereed journals

War, coal, and forced labor: Assessing the impact of prisoner-of-war employment on coal mine productivity in World War I Germany. Forthcoming in: The Journal of Economic History, 2021.

Diskurs, Narrativ, Sonderweg, Hitler, Turn: Konjunkturen geschichtswissenschaftlicher Begriffe im „Clio Viewer“ (with Mark Spoerer and Lino Wehrheim). Forthcoming in: Historische Zeitschrift, 2021.

Government bonds traded at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange 1914-1919: The full cross-section of daily prices. Forthcoming in: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte 108/3, 2021.

Did the financial markets see the outbreak of the Great War coming? Forthcoming in: Revue d’économie financière, Frühjahr/Sommer 2021.

The determinants of sovereign bond liquidity during WWI. In: Economics Letters 196, 2020. DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2020.109555.

Ten years of daily stock prices on seven major Prussian railways (1875-1884): An introduction to the data (with Michael Buchner). In: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte 107(3), 2020, S. 364-375. DOI: doi.org/10.25162/vswg-2020-0008.

Zur Konjunktur des Zählens – oder wie man Quantifizierung quantifiziert. Eine empirische Analyse der Anwendung quantitativer Methoden in der deutschen Geschichtswissenschaft (with Michael Buchner, Mark Spoerer and Lino Wehrheim). In: Historische Zeitschrift 310(3), 2020, S. 580-621. DOI: doi.org/10.1515/hzhz-2020-0019.
  


  
C) Most recent articles in non-refereed journals/collective volume articles/book chapters

Die Einführung der Bismarckschen Sozialversicherung und ihre Folgen für die Arbeits- und Lebensverhältnisse (with Jochen Streb). In: Jan-Otmar Hesse/Ulrich Pfister/Mark Spoerer/Nikolaus Wolf (eds.), Deutschland 1871: Die Nationalstaatsbildung und der Weg in die moderne Wirtschaft, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming early 2021.

Produktivität und negative Rationalisierung im deutschen Steinkohlenbergbau 1948-2018: Ein Beitrag zur historischen Aufarbeitung langfristigen Strukturwandels. Forthcoming in: Der Anschnitt. Zeitschrift für Montangeschichte 73(1), 2021.

Firms and the German war economy: Warmongers for the sake of profit? In: Stephen Broadberry/Mark Harrison (eds.), The Economics of the Great War: A Centennial Perspective, London: CEPR Press, 2018, pp. 85-93, available at voxeu.org.

Börsenkurse und Schlachtenglück. Zur Wahrnehmung des Ersten Weltkriegs durch den Kapitalmarkt. In: Blick in die Wissenschaft 35/36, 2017, pp. 35-39.

Die Bestände des Staatsarchivs Kattowitz zum Knappschaftswesen in Preußen. In: Mark Spoerer/Roman Smolorz (eds.), Der Archivkurs im Sommersemester 2017. Austausch und Begegnungen in Polen zwischen Archivarinnen und Archivaren, Historikerinnen und Historikern, Regensburg 2017, pp. 11-18.
  


  
D) Discussion papers

On the business cycle of counting – or how to quantify quantification. An empirical analysis of the application of quantitative methods in German historiography (with Michael Buchner, Mark Spoerer and Lino Wehrheim). In: RESH Discussion Papers No. 7, 2020.

How political were Airbus sales in the 1970s and 1980s? (with Mark Spoerer) In: RESH Discussion Papers No. 5, 2020.

Teaching historical statistics: A source-critical intermediation of objectives and methods of statistical approaches in historiography (with Mark Spoerer). In: RESH Discussion Papers No. 3, 2020.

A happiness economics-based Human Development Index for Germany (1920-1960). In: RESH Discussion Papers No. 2, 2020.

Full steam ahead: Insider knowledge, stock trading and the nationalisation of the railways in Prussia around 1879 (with Michael Buchner). In: EHES Working Papers in Economic History No. 151, 2019.
  


   
Reviewer for scientific journals

Business History Review
Economic History Review
Economics Bulletin
European Review of Economic History
Financial History Review
International Review of Social History
Journal of Economic History
Public Choice
  



Awards


  

  • 2013: Friedrich-Lütge-Award for outstanding PhD-theses, bestowed by the Society of Social and Economic History
      
  • 2010: Travel grant by the Society for Business History to participate at the European Business History Association Conference in Glasgow
      
  • 2010: Alfred D. Chandler, jr. Travel Grant by the Business History Conference

   



  1. FACULTY OF PhILOSOPHY, ART, HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
  2. Department of History

Tobias Jopp

Chair for Economic and Social History

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