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Transities van Economie en Samenleving
Benoemingsdatum 01-07-2007
Oratiedatum 08-04-2008
Profiel

Through my research, I want to understand how societies develop in the long run and explain the striking differences we observe in their developmental path. Together with the young researchers working on my projects, I aim to find out why some societal arrangements are successful and others are not, and what drives the formation of these arrangements. Success can be measured economically, in GDP per capita or wealth, but also in ways which include the social aspects, such as equity and welfare, and the ecological ones, such as sustainable use of resources.

The area I primarily use to test my ideas is pre-industrial Northwestern Europe, although I recently extended the geographical comparison to other parts of Europe and the Middle East, and have also become more interested in extending my research lines into the modern period. Methodologically, I try to develop comparative analysis – both over time and across regions – as a sharp research tool, and to link detailed, empirical research to big debates and theoretical questions. I have employed this comparative analysis in order to understand the interaction of social relations with demographic patterns, different trajectories of proto-industrialization and long-run changes in agricultural productivity. In recent years, I have become increasingly interested in the fundamental issue of the organization and functioning of land, lease and labour markets, and their divergent effects, also on equality and social and ecological sustainability. By bringing these lines together, I aim to advance much further in this search for better understanding the diverse, long run interaction between economy, society and institutions, and the regional differences in this interaction, which led to the divergencies found in the world today.

Wetenschappelijke expertises
pre-industrieel
inrichten en functioneren van markten
interactie tussen economie, samenleving en instituties
lange termijn
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Short academic biography

After having worked as a lecturer, post-doctoral researcher, and visiting fellow at the universities of Utrecht, Amsterdam, and Ghent, I was appointed as senior researcher at Utrecht University in 2001. I directed various projects there and was the principal investigator and research leader of a project on the organisation of markets, and a project on pre-industrial growth and stagnation. Furthermore, I teach at the Departments of History and Economics and at University College Utrecht. In 2007, I was appointed professor of Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages at Utrecht University. As well as various editorships and memberships of international committees, I acted as the head of the section Economic and Social History between 2011 and 2014. In 2007, Utrecht University asked me to become the coordinator of the newly established university focus area “Origins and Impacts of Institutions”. Bringing together the best researchers of the departments of history, sociology, economics, law and public administration, and together with my colleagues we have developed this research area into a thriving, interdisciplinary research community, which aims to combine academic quality with societal relevance. The results were endorsed by Utrecht University in 2012 and 2013, as shown by the nomination of this interdisciplinary program as one of its four strategic themes and the associated funding for the coming four years.

In 2014, I was appointed Faculty Professor, in the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University. My chair is titled “Transitions of Economy and Society”. This title reflects more closely the work within the interdisciplinary research theme “Institutions for Open Societies” and also the start of a new, ERC-funded project, called “Coordinating for life”, on the resilience of societies and its determinants.

                           

                        Education

1993            PhD Faculty of Arts, Utrecht Uni­versi­ty

Degree: cum laude (only distinction granted for a PhD in the Netherlands, top c. 10 %)

1991            Post-graduate course Statistics, Utrecht University

1990            Post-graduate course Medieval Latin, Utrecht Uni­ver­si­ty

1988            MA History, Utrecht University (medieval history)

 

                        Positions

2013               Faculty professor Transitions of Economy and Society, faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University

Director of the research team “Coordinating for life” (2 PhD’s, 4 postdocs, own application, funded by ERC - Advanced Grant)

2011-2014     Head of the section Economic and Social History, Department of Histor­y, Utrecht University

2007-             Professor of Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages, Department of Histor­y, Utrecht University

2006-2012     Research leader, NWO, based at the Department of Histor­y, Utrecht University

Director of the research team “Economic growth and stagnation” (2 PhD’s, 3 postdocs, own  application, funded by NWO)

2001-2006     Research leader, fixed-term, NWO, based at the Depart­ment of Histor­y, Utrecht University

Director of the research team “The rise, organization and institutional framework of markets” (2 PhD’s, 1 postdoc, own application, funded by NWO)

1999-2001     Postdoctoral researcher, fixed-term, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), based at the Depart­ment of Med­ieval History, University of Amster­dam

1998-1999     Visiting postdoctoral fellow, Research Foundation Flanders FWO (Fel­lowship), fixed-term, based at the Department of Medieval Histo­ry, Ghent Univer­si­ty, Belgium

1995-1998     Research fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), fixed-term, based at the Department of Mediev­al History, Univer­sity of Amster­dam

1994-1995     University Lecturer, fixed-term, Department of Mediev­al History­, University of Amsterdam

1993-1995     University Lecturer, fixed-term, Department of History, Utrecht Uni­versi­ty

1989-1993     Ph.D. student, fixed-term, Netherlands Orga­nisation for Scientific Research (NWO), based at the Dep­art­ment of Mediev­al History, Utrecht Universi­ty

 

Funding ID: current research grants

Over the past years, by way of several grants acquired within competitive application programmes, I have aimed to build a dynamic research group, mainly working on pre-industrial economic and social history. The main grants included:

Innovational Scheme grant (NWO) of € 650,000 for the period 2001-2006, for my project “The organisation of markets in late medieval Holland”);

VICI grant (largest personal grant in the Dutch innovational research incentives scheme, NWO) of € 850,000 from NWO and € 400,000 from UU for the period 2007-2012, for my project “Economic Growth and Stagnation in the Pre-Industrial Era: Iraq, Italy and the Low Countries, 600-1700”;

Grant by Utrecht University for the university focus area “Origins and Impacts of Institutions”, of which I am the main applicant and academic coordinator. This grant of € 1,226,000 for the period 2008-2012 is for the promotion of interdisciplinary research within the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.

Grant by FWO-Flanders for the research network “Comparative Rural History of the North Sea Area” (CORN), of which I am the co-applicant / member of the board (for the theme “Rural Resilience”). Funds: € 62,500 for the period 2011-2014.

         My current research grants are:

Grant by the University Board, Utrecht University for the knowledge centre Institutions of the Open Society, of which I am the main academic coordinator. These funds are allocated by the coordinator in order to develop new research projects with non-academic partners. Funds: € 400,000 for the period 2012-2013.

Grant by the ERC (Advanced Grant), for the project “Coordinating for life”, aimed at better understanding why some societies cope well with hazards and disasters, while others prove vulnerable. Funds:  € 2,250,000 for the period 2013-2018.

Present editorial positions and memberships of boards

At present I hold the following editorial positions and memberships of boards:

2017-   Member of the Social Sciences Council (Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad)

2016-  Member of the council of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR)

2016-  Member of the Academia Europaea

2013-   Fellow of the Netherlands Agricultural Historical Institute (NAHI)

2013-  Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW)

2012-  Chair of the search committee of the Prins Claus Chair

2012-  Member of the committee of research directors, faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University

2012-  Programme director of the Utrecht University strategic theme “Institutions for Open Societies”

2011-  Co-director of the CORN axis “Rural Resilience to Disaster” (FWO-network)

2010-  Member of the organization committee of the Center for Global Economic History at Utrecht University

2008-  Member of the Scientific Committee of the Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F.Datini”, Prato

2007-  Editor of the series “Rural History in Europe” (COST, Publisher: Brepols, Turnhout)

2006-  Editor of the series “Studies Stadsgeschiedenis” (Universiteit Antwerpen, Publisher: Aksant, Amsterdam)

2003-  Member of the board of the international research net­work CORN (Compara­tive Rural History of the North Sea Area, FWO-network)

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Sleutelpublicaties

van Bavel, B.J.P. (07-07-2016). The Invisible Hand? How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500. (352 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

van Bavel, Bas (2015). 'History as a laboratory to better understand the formation of institutions'. Journal of Institutional Economics, 11.1, (pp. 69-91).

Curtis, Daniel & van Bavel, Bas (2015). Better understanding disasters by better using history: Systematically using the historical record as one way to advance research into disasters. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, (pp. 1-32) (32 p.).

van Bavel, B.J.P. (2011). Markets for land, labor, and capital in northern Italy and the Low Countries, twelfth to seventeenth centuries'. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 41, (pp. 503-531) (28 p.).

van Bavel, B.J.P. (2010). The medieval origins of capitalism in the Netherlands’. Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 125, (pp. 45-80) (36 p.).

van Bavel, B.J.P. (2010). Manors and Markets. Economy and Society in the Low Countries, 500-1600. (492 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Alle publicaties
  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P., Ansink, J.H. & van Besouw, B. (2017). Understanding the economics of limited access orders - Incentives, organizations and the chronology of developments. Journal of Institutional Economics, 13 (1), (pp. 109-131).
  2016 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Curtis, D.R., van Bavel, B.J.P. & Soens, T.E.G. (2016). History and the Social Sciences - Shock Therapy with Medieval Economic History as the Patient. Social Science History, 40 (4), (pp. 751-774) (24 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2016). Path dependency: - Institutional change from the perspective of Economic and Social history. Economic and Social History Review, 1, (pp. 33-44) (12 p.). translated by Jin Wanfeng.
van Besouw, B., Ansink, J.H. & van Bavel, B.J.P. (2016). The economics of violence in natural states. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 132 (A), (pp. 139–156).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (07-07-2016). The Invisible Hand? How Market Economies have Emerged and Declined Since AD 500. (352 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2016 - Vakpublicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (17-11-2016). De stijging en daling van het arbeidsaandeel over de lange termijn. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 4743, (pp. 698-701).
  2016 - Populariserende publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (26-07-2016). Europa moet zijn wankele fundament herzien - Op de lange termijn is de markteconomie niet te verenigen met vrijheid en sociale welvaart. Financieel Dagblad
  2016 - Overige resultaten
B.J.P. van Bavel (17-12-2016). Interview met Bas van Bavel door Werner Trio bij Klara Radio VRT . 'Een nieuwe kijk op de markteconomie'.
  2015 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Curtis, Daniel & van Bavel, Bas (2015). Better understanding disasters by better using history: Systematically using the historical record as one way to advance research into disasters. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, (pp. 1-32) (32 p.).
van Bavel, Bas (2015). 'History as a laboratory to better understand the formation of institutions'. Journal of Institutional Economics, 11.1, (pp. 69-91).
  2014 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2014). Emerging and declining markets for land, labour and capital: Iraq from c. 700 BC to c. 1100 AD. (144 p.). Leiden: Brill.
van Bavel, B.J.P., Campopiano, M. & Dijkman, J.E.C. (2014). Factor markets in early Islamic Iraq, c. 600-1100 AD. Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 57 (2), (pp. 262-289) (28 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2014). New perspectives on factor markets and ancient Middle Eastern economies: a survey. Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 57 (2), (pp. 145-172) (28 p.).
van Bavel, Bas (2014). 'Vermogensongelijkheid in Nederland'. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 99 (4688), (pp. 392-395) (4 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2014). Vermogensongelijkheid in Nederland: de vergeten dimensie. In Monique Kremer & Mark Bovens (Eds.), Hoe ongelijk is Nederland? Een verkenning van de ontwikkeling en gevolgen van economische ongelijkheid (pp. 79-100) (22 p.). Amsterdam: WRR / Amsterdam University Press.
  2013 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P., Bosker, E. M., Buringh, E & van Zanden, J.L. (2013). Economy. In P. Clark (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Cities in World History (pp. 385-402) (18 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Thoen, E. (2013). Rural history and the environment. A survey of the relationship between property rights, social structures and sustainability of land use. In B.J.P. van Bavel & E. Thoen (Eds.), Rural societies and environments at risk. Ecology, property rights and social organisation in fragile areas, Middle Ages-twentieth century (pp. 15-42) (28 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Thoen, E. (2013). Rural societies and environments at risk. Ecology, property rights and social organisation in fragile areas, Middle Ages-twentieth century (Brepols, Turnhout, 2013) 329 pp. (375 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
  2013 - Populariserende publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P., Jongerius, A. & Schenk, E.J.J. (30-03-2013). We zijn er niet met een sociaal akkoord. NRC Handelsblad, (pp. 10) (1 p.).
  2012 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P., Dijkman, J.E.C., Kuijpers, H.M.E.P., Zuijderduijn, C.J. & van der A, D. (2012). The organisation of markets as a key factor in the rise of Holland from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century: a test case for an institutional approach. Continuity and Change, 27 (3), (pp. 347-378) (32 p.).
  2011 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2011). Manors and Markets. Economy and society in the Low Countries (500-1600): a synopsis. Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis, 8 (2), (pp. 62-65) (4 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2011). Markets for land, labor, and capital in northern Italy and the Low Countries, twelfth to seventeenth centuries'. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 41, (pp. 503-531) (28 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2011). Recensie: Van meenten tot marken. Een onderzoek naar de oorsprong en ontwikkeling van de Gooise marken en de gebruiksrechten op de gemene gronden van de Gooise markegenoten (1280-1568). Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 126.3, (pp. 93-94) (2 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2011). Review of Marha C. Howell, Commerce Before Capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600. Journal of Economic History, 71.3, (pp. 803-804) (2 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2011). The medieval Low Countries as a testing ground for new ideas on economic and social development. A reply from the author of 'Manors and Markets’. Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis, 8 (2), (pp. 125-137) (13 p.).
  2011 - Overige resultaten
van Bavel, B.J.P., Dijkman, J.E.C. & Campopiano, M. (19-05-2011). Land, lease and labour in Iraq, 600-1100. Some preliminary thoughts on factor Markets, their Context and Effects. KNAW Colloquium 'The Efficiency of Markets in Pre-industrial Societies: the Case of Babylonia (c. 400-60 BC) in Comparative Perspective.
  2010 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2010). De SER als kloppend hart van de Nederlandse overlegeconomie – resultaten, bedreigingen en kansen’. In T Jaspers, B.J.P. van Bavel & J Peet (Eds.), SER, 1950-2010. Zestig jaar denkwerk voor draagvlak (pp. 257-278) (22 p.). Amsterdam: Boom.
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Hoyle, R.W. (2010). Introduction: social relations, property and power in the North Sea area, 500-2000. In B.J.P. van Bavel & R.W. Hoyle (Eds.), Social relations: Property and power (pp. 1-23) (23 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2010). Manors and Markets. Economy and Society in the Low Countries, 500-1600. (492 p.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2010). 'Mariënweerd en de heren van Culemborg. Machtsverhoudingen, goederenbezit en ontginningen in het gebied tussen Lek en Linge (11de-13de eeuw). In AJ Blommers (Eds.), Rond de Kulenborg. Ridders en ontginningen in het gebied tussen Linge en Lek, 1100-1318 (pp. 43-56) (14 p.). Culemborg.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2010). Rural Revolts and Structural Change in the Low Countries, thirteenth – early fourteenth centuries’. In R Goddard, JL Langdon & M Muller (Eds.), Survival and discord in medieval society. Essays in honour of Christopher Dyer (pp. 249-268) (20 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P., Jaspers, T. & Peet, J. (2010). SER, 1950-2010. Zestig jaar denkwerk voor draagvlak. (296 p.). Amsterdam: Boom.
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Hoyle, R.W. (2010). Social relations: Property and power. (375 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P., van Cruyningen, P & Thoen, E. (2010). The Low Countries, 1000-1750’. In B.J.P. van Bavel & R.W. Hoyle (Eds.), Social relations: Property and power (pp. 169-197) (28 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2010). The medieval origins of capitalism in the Netherlands’. Bijdragen en Mededelingen Betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 125, (pp. 45-80) (36 p.).
  2009 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P., De Moor, T. & van Zanden, J.L. (2009). Introduction: Factor markets in global economic history. Continuity and Change, 24 (Special Issue 01 (Factor markets in global economic history)), (pp. 9-21) (13 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2009). 'Rural development and landownership in Holland, c.1400-1650'. In O. Gelderblom (Eds.), The political economy of the Dutch Republic (pp. 167-196) (30 p.). Ashgate.
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Gelderblom, O (2009). 'The economic origins of cleanliness in the Dutch Golden Age'. Past & Present (205), (pp. 41-69) (29 p.).
  2008 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Schofield, P.R. (2008). The development of leasehold in northwestern Europe, c. 1200-1600. (213 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2008). The emergence and growth of short-term leasing in The Netherlands and other parts of northwestern Europe (eleventh-seventeenth centuries). A chronology and a tentative investigation into its causes. In B.J.P. van Bavel & P.R. Schofield (Eds.), The development of Leasehold in northwestern Europe, c. 1200-1600 (pp. 179-213) (35 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2008). The emergence of lease and leasehold in a comparative perspective: definitions, causes and consequences. In B.J.P. van Bavel & P.R. Schofield (Eds.), The development of leaseholds in northwestern Europe, c. 1200-1600 (pp. 11-30) (20 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P., De Moor, T. & van Zanden, J.L. (2008). The institutional organization of land markets: introduction. Continuity and Change, 23, (pp. 9-11) (3 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2008). The organization and rise of land and lease markets in Northwestern Europe and Italy, c. 1000-1800. Continuity and Change, 22, (pp. 13-53) (41 p.).
  2008 - Overige resultaten
B.J.P. van Bavel (13-11-2008). ‘The medieval origins of modern capitalism'. CISH, pre-conference International Congress of Historical Sciences (CISH).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (08-04-2008). Markt, mensen, groei en duurzaam welzijn? Economie en samenleving van de Middeleeuwen als laboratorium. (32 p.). Utrecht: Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen.
  2007 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2007). The transition in the Low Countries. Wage labour as an indicator of the rise of capitalism in the countryside, 1300-1700. Past & Present, 2 (supplement), (pp. 286-303) (18 p.).
  2007 - Overige resultaten
B.J.P. van Bavel (08-06-2007). Markets for land, labour and capital between town and countryside, 12th-16th centuries. Northern Italy and the Low Countries compared. Wenen, Oostenrijk, Economic town-country relations in Europe in the later Middle Ages and at the beginning of the early modern period.
  2006 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2006). Comparative rural history of the North Sea area. Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2006). Rural wage labour in the 16th-century Low Countries: an assessment of the importance and nature of wage labour in the countryside of Holland, Guelders and Flanders. Continuity and Change, 21, (pp. 37-72) (36 p.).
  2004 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Hoppenbrouwers, P.C.M. (2004). Landholding and land transfer in the North Sea Area (late Middle Ages - 19th century). In B.J.P. van Bavel & P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers (Eds.), Landholding and land transfer in the North Sea Area (late Middle Ages - 19th century) (pp. 13-43) (31 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2004). Structures of landownership, mobility of land, and farms sizes. Diverging developments in the northern parts of the Low Countries, c. 1300 - c. 1650. In B.J.P. van Bavel & P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers (Eds.), Landholding and land transfer in the North Sea Area (late Middle Ages - 19th century) (pp. 131-148) (18 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. & van Zanden, J.L. (2004). The jump-start of the Holland economy during the late-medieval crisis, c. 1350 - c. 1500. Economic history review, 57 (3), (pp. 503-532) (30 p.).
  2003 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2003). Early proto-industrialization in the Low Countries? The importance and nature of market-oriented non-agricultural activities in the countryside in Flanders and Holland, c. 1250 - 1570. Revue Belge de Philologie et de Histoire, 81 (4), (pp. 181-237) (57 p.).
  2003 - Vakpublicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2003). Landbouw, bosbouw en visserij in het hertogdom Gelre in de late Middeleeuwen (tot 1600). In et al Jacobs, I.D. (Eds.), Het hertogdom Gelre. Geschiedenis, kunst en cultuur tussen Maas, Rijn en IJssel (pp. 282-287) (6 p.). Utrecht.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2003). The land market in the North Sea area in a comparative perspective, 13th-18th centuries. In Cavachiocci, S. (Eds.), Il mercato della terra secc. XIII-XVIII. Atti delle "Settimane di Studi" e altri convegni (pp. 119/183-145/188). Prato.
  2002 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Lucassen, L. (2002). Een differentiële grens. Over de integratie van de Middeleeuwen in de economische en sociale geschiedenis. Tijdschrift voor sociale geschiedenis, 28 (2), (pp. 129-146) (18 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2002). Freedom and growth. The rise of states and markets in Europe, 1300-1750. NEHA-bulletin, (pp. 80-83) (4 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Lucassen, L. (2002). Lange lijnen, fraaie vergezichten. Middeleeuwse perspectieven voor de sociale en economische geschiedenis. Thema-nummer Tijdschrift voor sociale geschiedenis. (126 p.). Hilversum: Verloren.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2002). People and land: Rural population developments and property structures in the Low Countries, c. 1300 - c. 1600. Continuity and Change (17), (pp. 9-37) (29 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2002). Proto-industrie tussen de Gelderse rivieren? Een eerste verkenning naar de niet-agrarische, marktgerichte activiteiten op het platteland van het Gelderse rivierengebied, 1300-1600. Bijdragen en mededeelingen (pp. 55-78) (24 p.). Arnhem : Gouda Quint.
  2001 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2001). Elements in the transition of the rural economy: Factors contributing to the emergence of large farms in the Dutch river area (15th-16th centuries). In P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers & J.L. van Zanden (Eds.), From peasants to farmers? The transformation of rural economy and society in the Low Countries (Middle Ages - 19th century) in light of the Brenner debate (pp. 179-201) (23 p.). Turnhout: Brepols, verschenen als: CORN Publication Series 4.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2001). Land, lease and agriculture: The transition of the rural economy in the Dutch river area from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century. Past & Present, 172 (3), (pp. 3-43) (41 p.).
  2001 - Vakpublicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2001). Elements in the transition of the rural economy: Factors contributing to the emergence of large farms in the Dutch river area (15th-16th centuries). In Zanden, J.L. van Hoppenbrouwers, P.C.M. (Eds.), From peasants to farmers? The transformation of rural economy and society in the Low Countries (Middle Ages-19th century) in the light of the Brenner debate (pp. 179-201) (23 p.).
van Bavel, B.J.P., van Herwijnen, G. & Verkerk, C.L. (2001). Land, water en bewoning: Waterstaats- en nederzettingsgeschiedenis in de Zeeuwse en Hollandse delta in de Middeleeuwen. Een keuze uit de verspreide opstellen van Peter A. Henderikx. (351 p.). Hilversum: Verloren.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2001). Landbouw, bosbouw en visserij. In J. Stinner & K.H. Tekath (Eds.), Gelre-Geldern-Gelderland. Geschiedenis en cultuur van het hertogdom Gelre (pp. 261-267) (7 p.). Geldern.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2001). Landwirtschaft, Waldbau und Fischerei. Veroffentlichungen des historische Vereins fur Geldern und Umgegend, 100, (pp. 261-267) (8 p.).
  2000 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, Bas (2000). 'Schakels tussen abdij en stad. De stadshoven van de norbertijner abdijen in de Nederlanden, ca. 1250-ca. 1600',. Analecta Praemonstratensia, 76, (pp. 133-157).
  2000 - Vakpublicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (2000). Eendenkooien in het Hollandse en Gelderse rivierengebied. Aanleg en vroegste exploitatie. Historisch geografisch tijdschrift (20), (pp. 16-20) (5 p.).
  1999 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
van Bavel, B.J.P. (1999). A valuation of arable productivity in the central part of the Dutch river area, ca. 1360 - ca. 1570. In B.J.P. van Bavel & E. Thoen (Eds.), Land productivity and agro-systems in the North Sea Area (Middle Ages - 20th century). Elements for comparison (pp. 297-309) (13 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (1999). Arable yields and total arable output in the Netherlands from the late Middle Ages to the mid-19th century. In B.J.P. van Bavel & E. Thoen (Eds.), Land productivity and agro-systems in the North Sea Area (Middle Ages - 20th century). Elements for comparison (pp. 85-112) (28 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. & Thoen, E. (1999). Land productivity and agro-systems in the North Sea Area (Middle Ages - 20th century). Elements for comparison. (382 p.). Turnhout: Brepols.
van Bavel, B.J.P. (1999). Transitie en continuïteit. De bezitsverhoudingen en de plattelands-economie in het westelijk gedeelte van het Gelderse rivierengebied (ca. 1300-ca. 1570). (720 p.). Hilversum: Verloren.
  0 - Overige resultaten
B.J.P. van Bavel (0). The Organisation of Markets as a Key Factor in the Rise of Holland, Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries. A Test Case for an Institutional Approach. The Organisation of Markets as a Key Factor in the Rise of Holland, Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries. A Test Case for an Institutional Approach.
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Through my research, I want to understand how societies develop in the long run and explain the striking differences we observe in their developmental path. Together with the young researchers working on my projects, I aim to find out why some societal arrangements are successful and others are not, and what drives the formation of these arrangements. Success can be measured economically, in GDP per capita or wealth, but also in ways which include the social aspects, such as equity and welfare, and the ecological ones, such as sustainable use of resources.

The area I primarily use to test my ideas is pre-industrial Northwestern Europe, although I recently extended the geographical comparison to other parts of Europe and the Middle East, and have also become more interested in extending my research lines into the modern period. Methodologically, I hope to tried to develop comparative analysis – both over time and across regions – as a sharp research tool, and to link detailed, empirical research to big debates and theoretical questions. I have employed this comparative analysis in order to understand the interaction of social relations with demographic patterns, different trajectories of proto-industrialization and long-run changes in agricultural productivity. In recent years, I have become increasingly interested in the fundamental issue of the organization and functioning of land, lease and labour markets, and their divergent effects, also on equality and social and ecological sustainability. By bringing these lines together, I aim to advance much further in this search for better understanding the diverse, long run interaction between economy, society and institutions, and the regional differences in this interaction, which led to the divergencies found in the world today.

Most of my papers can be asscessed (and downloaded) at:

https://uu.academia.edu/BasvanBavel

Project:
Coordinating for Life. Success and failure of Western European societies in coping with rural hazards and disasters, 1300-1800
01-03-2014 tot 01-03-2019
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

Societies in past and present are regularly confronted with major hazards, which sometimes have disastrous effects. Some societies are successful in preventing these effects and buffering threats, or they recover quickly, while others prove highly vulnerable. Why is this? Increasingly it is clear that disasters are not merely natural events, and also that wealth and technology alone are not adequate to prevent them. Rather, hazards and disasters are social occurrences as well, and they form a tough test for the organizational capacities of a society, both in mitigation and recovery. This project targets a main element of this capacity, namely: the way societies have organized the exchange, allocation and use of resources. It aims to explain why some societies do well in preventing or remedying disasters through these institutional arrangements and others not. In order to do so, this project analyses four key variables: the mix of coordination systems available within that society, its degree of autarky, economic equity and political equality. The recent literature on historical and present­day disasters suggests these factors as possible causes of success or failure of institutional arrangements in their confrontation with hazards, but their discussion remains largely descriptive and they have never been systematically analyzed. This research project offers such a systematic investigation, using rural societies in Western Europe in the period 1300­1800 ­ with their variety of socio­economic characteristics ­ as a testing ground. The historical perspective enables us to compare widely differing cases, also over the long run, and to test for the variables chosen, in order to isolate the determining factors in the resilience of different societies. By using the opportunities offered by history in this way, we will increase our insight into the relative performance of societies and gain a better understanding of a critical determinant of human wellbeing.

Rol: Promotor & onderzoeksleider Financiering
3e geldstroom - EU: ERC Advanced Grant
Projectleden

Afgesloten projecten

Project:
Economic growth and stagnation in the pre-industrial era: Iraq, Italy and the Low Countries, 600-1700 01-06-2007 tot 01-06-2012
Algemene projectbeschrijving

The pre-industrial era was characterized by sharp differences in economic growth, both spatially and chronologically. This research project aims to clarify some of the underlying causes of such differences by focusing on the institutional organization of the exchange of land, labour, capital and goods, since this critically influences the allocation of scarce resources and thus the potential for economic growth. In order to better understand why these institutions acquired their specific and often highly distinct nature, their development will be studied in the context of the socio-political organization of the area. It is hypothesized that the emergence of a favourable institutional organization requires a power balance between social organizations and actors, creating dynamism and flexibility. If, however, this balance becomes disrupted, with one social group becoming dominant, the existing institutional organization of exchange, which apparently serves the interests of this dominant group, becomes locked-in, leading to the stagnation of the area. This hypothesis will be tested for the most notable pre-industrial cases of economic growth in western Eurasia, which are also exemplary of different types of socio-political systems, namely: Iraq in the early Middle Ages, Italy in the high Middle Ages and the Low Countries in the late Middle Ages/early modern period. The project will investigate how in these three areas such social organizations as the state, foundations, guilds and households shaped and applied the rules of exchange, and how the often diverging arrangements and their functioning were influenced by the relative power of the actors and interest groups involved. The rise and relative decline of these areas, which successively operated at the cutting-edge of economic growth, form excellent cases with which to test the hypothesis by means of a comparative analysis, enabling us to make an innovative contribution to the debate about the causes of geographical differences in wealth and poverty.

 
Rol: Onderzoeksleider & uitvoerder Financiering
2e geldstroom - NWO
Projectleden
Project:
Zestig jaar SER. 07-12-2009 tot 31-12-2010
Algemene projectbeschrijving
 
Rol: Onderzoeksleider Financiering
3e geldstroom - overig
Projectleden
Project:
Macht, markt en economische ontwikkeling. Opkomst, organisatie en institutionele ontwikkeling van markten in Holland, 11e en 16e eeuw 01-09-2001 tot 01-05-2008
Algemene projectbeschrijving

The research has reconstructed, analyzed and to a large extent explained the organization and development of markets in Holland. The development of markets was a slow and intermittent process, over many centuries, taking its shape under the interaction of various social groups and organizations, often clashing in pursuit of their own interests. This analysis for the land and capital markets also revealed the strong links that existed between the two. One of the most crucial results of this analysis is the insight gained in the role of authorities in the development of this institutional framework, and in economic development in general. This role can be negative, as often argued for France and many other parts of Europe, but in Holland it turns out to have been mostly positive. This applies particularly to the role of authorities on the local level of the village and the city, the latter often dominated by merchants, but also on a regional or central level.


            The explanation for this exceptional situation appears to lie in the balance between different parties involved in political decision-making, both political bodies and organizations, and social groups, precluding dominance by way of power and necessitating these parties to co-operate or at least to arrive at a rational compromise. In its turn, this situation appears to be rooted in the period of occupation of Holland, i.e. the high Middle Ages, as Holland was colonized by free peasants under a territorial lord, creating a situation of exceptional freedom and a near-absence of non-economic force, with the nobility gaining only a weak position, in contrast to most other parts of Western Europe.


            This situation evolved at a regional level, and the regional analysis forms one of the innovative aspects of the research. It highlights the regional aspect in social and institutional organization, and thus also in its effects on economic growth, and it analyses the formation of this regional constellation, thus offering a counterweight to the emphasis usually put on national entitities. Innovative is also the interdisciplinary approach, linking insights from fields usually separated by sharp academic boundaries, such as the history of law and religion, antropology, and political, social and economic history.


            There is also innovation in the methodology employed, in particular in the empirical tests designed to analyze the link between institutional change, the rise of markets and economic growth in the later Middle Ages, to be further elaborated in the remaining part of the research period. The analysis undertaken up to now show that already in the late Middle Ages Holland possessed a favourable institutional organization of markets, even compared to advanced regions sich as Flanders and England, allowing for a strong rise of markets, low interest rates and a high mobility of land, all stimulating economic growth. Lastly, by linking this organization to the constellation emerging during the occupation of Holland in the high Middle Ages, the research offers an empirical analysis of path-dependency, and a contribution to the theory in this field.


 

 
Rol: Onderzoeksleider Financiering
2e geldstroom - NWO: NWO Vernieuwingsimpuls/VIDI grant 016.024.004
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • dr Erika Kuijpers
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2016- Member of the scientific committee of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) 

2016-  Member of the council of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR)

2016-  Member of the Academia Europaea

2014- Member of the

2013-  Fellow of the Netherlands Agricultural Historical Institute (NAHI)

2013-  Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW)

2012-  Member of the committee of research directors, faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University

2012-  Programme director of the Utrecht University strategic theme “Institutions for Open Societies”

2011-  Co-director of the CORN axis “Rural Resilience to Disaster” (FWO-network)

2010-  Member of the organization committee of the Center for Global Economic History at Utrecht University

2008-  Member of the Scientific Committee of the Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F.Datini”, Prato

2007-  Editor of the series “Rural History in Europe” (COST, Publisher: Brepols, Turnhout)

2006-  Editor of the series “Studies Stadsgeschiedenis” (Universiteit Antwerpen, Publisher: Aksant, Amsterdam)

2003-  Member of the board of the international research net­work CORN (Compara­tive Rural History of the North Sea Area, FWO-network)

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