Joachim Voth holds the UBS Chair in Macroeconomics and Financial Markets at the Economics Department, University of Zurich. Voth is one of the managing editors of the Economic Journal and associate editor at the QJE. Voth’s area of specialization is economic and financial history.
Formerly a professor at UPF, Barcelona, Voth has been in Zurich since 2014. Voth has served as editor of Explorations in Economic History, and of the European Review of Economic History. Voth’s research has been published in four of the top 5 journals in economics, as well as in books and field journals. Principal areas of research include long-run economic growth, the history of sovereign debt, causes and consequences of the Nazi Party’s rise to power, and the economic history of the Industrial Revolution. Voth has published three academic books with OUP and Princeton UP, five popular books, and over 50 articles. These have appeared (inter alia) in the AER, the QJE, JPE, RESTUD, RESTAT, the EJ, the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of Economic Growth, the European Economic Review, and Explorations in Economic History. Their research has also been profiled in The Economist, the FT, the New York Times, Financial Times Deutschland, Wall Street Journal, NZZ, Handelsblatt, FAZ, Le Monde, Vanguardia and De Volkskraat.
Voth’s many research awards include, the Albert Hirschman Award by Foreign Policy, the EHA’s Alexander Gerschenkron Prize, the Gino Luzzatto Prize from the European Historical Economics Society, the Larry Neal Prize for best paper in Explorations in Economic History, and a Ramon y Cajal research distinction from the Spanish Ministry of Education.