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Prof. Dr. Lars Börner

Prof. Börner

Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsgeschichte


Boltzmannstr. 20
Raum 405
14195 Berlin
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Lars Börner is Junior Professor for economic history at Free University Berlin since 2008. He received his PhD in economics in 2007 from Humboldt University Berlin. He obtained a master in economics from CentER, University of Tilburg, and a master in economic history from Zurich University. He has been a visiting researcher at the economic department of Stanford University 2002/3 and 2005 and Max Weber fellow at the European University Institute at  the department of economics 2007/8.

His general fields of interests are economic history of the 13th-18th century and in economics, market design and contract theory.

His research interest is in the formal institutional analysis of markets and business units.  His focus is on the evolution of markets and market clearing mechanisms during the Middle Ages and Early Modern period in Europe. In addition, he is working on the question, how partnerships and first firm designs were created by European businessmen during same period of investigation.




Short CV



10/ 2012         Lecturer London School of Economics

 4/ 2012          Visiting Scholar Stanford University, Department of Economics

10/ 2008         Junior Professor for Economic History Freie Universität Berlin, Department of

                     Economics (currently on leave)

                     (positive evaluation 2011)



2007-2008     Research Fellow, European University Insitute, Department of Economics

                    (Max Weber Programme)

2007             PhD in Economics Humboldt Universität Berlin

2003             MA Economics, CentER University of Tilburg

2001             MA Economic History University of Zurich