• Research foci

    • Social history of rural areas
    • Quantitative economic history
  • Education

    Habilitation in general and Swiss modern history, University of Zurich
    Doctorate (Dr. phil.), University of Zurich
    First degree (licentiate) in history, sociology, economic history, and economics, University of Zurich
    10/1976- 07/1981
    History, sociology and economics, University of Zurich
  • Positions

    since 04/1996
    Full professor of Social and Economic History of the Modern and Contemporary Period, University of Münster
    10/1995- 03/1996
    Assistant professor, General and Swiss Modern and Contemporary History, University of Zurich
    04/1993- 09/1995
    Maître-assistant, Département d’histoire économique, University of Geneva (lectureship as part of the programme promoting young Swiss researchers)
    10/1992- 02/1993
    Acting professorship in economic history, University of Constance
    04/1986- 09/1992
    Senior assistant IT resources, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zurich
    07/1981- 03/1986
    Assistant, Research Centre for Swiss Social and Economic History, and Institute for Sociology, University of Zurich
  • External functions

    03/2020- 06/2022
    Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association)
    03/2010- 02/2012
    Verein für Socialpolitik (German Economic Association)