dr. Bas van Leeuwen
B.vanLeeuwen@uu.nl
Researcher

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Born in 1978, studied Dutch Law, European Law, Economic History, and Russian History at the University of Utrecht. MA-theses about the economic influences on the Polish politics in the 1960s and 1970s (De doorwerking van de economische situatie op de Poolse maatschappelijke verhoudingen) and the dynamics of the Dutch 'Poldermodel' (Corporatisme en Deregulering: dualisme als oplossing voor de 'crisis van de welvaartsstaat').
From 2001 to 2006 worked on a phD-project on human capital formation and the standard of living in South-East Asia in the twentieth century.This project, which focussed on the effect of formal and informal education on economic growth and the institutional problems developing countries encounter in the field of education, resulted in a thesis titled "Human Capital and Economic Growth in India, Indonesia and Japan: A quantitative analysis, 1890-2000".
Is involved in the project Indonesian Economic Development.
Is also working on the reconstruction of the English (1300-1850) and Dutch (1500-1800) national accounts at the Economics Department, University of Warwick.
Is also working on the estimation of Babylonean price volatility (ca. (400-150 BC) at the Faculty of Humanities, Free University.
Is also working on human capital and economic growth in East and West Europe ca. 1870-2010 at the Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.
Is working on the construction and maintenance of the data hubs "Human Capital " and "Early Economies ".
Main fields of interest are price volatility, human capital and national accounting from the 500 BC to the twentieth century.

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All publications
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Ni, Yuping, Xu, Y. & van Leeuwen, B. (2016). Calculating China’s Historical Economic Aggregate: A GDP-centered Overview. Social Sciences in China, 37 (4), (pp. 56-75) (20 p.). Please note this is a translated version of: Zhongguo Lishi Shiqi Jingji Zongliang Guzhi Yanjiu: Yi GDP De Cesuan Wei Zhongxin Ni, Y., Xu, Y. & van Leeuwen, B. 2015 In : Zhongguo Shehui Kexue (Social Science in China). 5, p. 187-202 15 p..
Xu, Y. & van Leeuwen, B. (2016). China in World Industrialization. China Economist, 11 (6), (pp. 98-109) (12 p.). A translated version from: van Leeuwen, B. & Xu, Y. 2016, 'Zhongguo Gongye de Changqi Biaoxian jiqi Quanqiu Bijiao:1850-2010Nian-Yi Zengjiazhi Hesuan wei Zhongxin,' Zhongguo Jingjishi Yanjiu (Journal of Chinese Economic history research). p. 39-50 11 p..
van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2016). Economic mobility in a colonial and post-colonial economy: the case of Indonesia. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 47 (2), (pp. 171-191).
van Leeuwen, B. & Xu, Y. (2016). Silverization of China during the Ming-Qing Transition (ca. 1550-1700) and the Consequences for Research into the Babylonian Economy. In Kristin Kleber & Reinhard Pirngruber (Eds.), Silver, Money and Credit. - A Tribute to Robartus J. van der Spek on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday on 18th September 2014. (pp. 119-132). Leiden: PIHANS. Uitgaven van het Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten te Leiden.
van Leeuwen, B. & Xu, Y. (2016). Zhongguo Gongye de Changqi Biaoxian jiqi Quanqiu Bijiao:1850-2010 Nian-Yi Zengjiazhi Hesuan wei Zhongxin. Zhongguo Jingjishi Yanjiu (Journal of Chinese Economic history research), 5, (pp. 39-50) (11 p.).
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Broadberry, S., Campbell, B., Klein, Alex, Overton, Mark & van Leeuwen, B. (2015). British Economic Growth 1270-1870. (461 p.). Cambridge: Cambridge Universtiy Press.
Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B. & Didenko, D. (2015). Capital formation and economic growth under central planning and transition - A theoretical and empirical analysis, ca. 1920–2008. Acta Oeconomica, 65 (1), (pp. 27-50) (23 p.).
van Leeuwen, B., Foldvari, P. & Didenko, D. (2015). Inspiration vs. perspiration in economic development of the Former Soviet Union and China (ca. 1920–2010). Economics of Transition, 23 (1), (pp. 213-246) (33 p.).
van Leeuwen, B. (2015). Nongye Geming De Lianghua: Ping Shi Zhihong - The Quantification of The Agricultural Revolution: A Review of Shi Zhihong's . Zhongguo Jingjishi Yanjiu (Journal of Chinese Economic history research) (5), (pp. 31-37) (7 p.).
Ni, Yuping, Xu, Y. & van Leeuwen, B. (2015). Zhongguo Lishi Shiqi Jingji Zongliang Guzhi Yanjiu: Yi GDP De Cesuan Wei Zhongxin. Zhongguo Shehui Kexue (5), (pp. 187-202) (15 p.).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
van der Spek, R.J., van Leeuwen, Bas & van Zanden, Jan Luiten (2014). A History of Market Performance - From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World. (547 p.). Oxford: Routledge.
Hassink, Wolter & van Leeuwen, Bas (2014). A Note on Height and Surnames: The Role of Networks. Journal of the Asian Pacific Economy, 19 (4), (pp. 579-587).
van Leeuwen, Bas & Li, Jieli (2014). Education since 1820. In Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira D'Ercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith & Marcel Timmer (Eds.), How Was Life? Global Well-Being Since 1820 (pp. 87-100) (13 p.). Paris: OECD Publishing.
Foldvari, Peter & van Leeuwen, Bas (2014). Educational and income inequality in Europe, ca. 1870–2000. Cliometrica, 8 (3), (pp. 271-300).
Foldvari, Peter, van Leeuwen, Bas & van der Spek, R.J. (21.08.2014). Growing silver and changing prices - the development of the money stock in ancient Babylonia and medieval England. In Robartus Johannes van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden & Bas van Leeuwen (Eds.), A History of Market Performance - From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World (pp. 489-505). Routledge.
Moatsos, Michail, Baten, Joerg, Foldvari, Peter, van Leeuwen, Bas & van Zanden, Jan Luiten (2014). Income inequality since 1820. In Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d'Ercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith & Marcel Timmer (Eds.), How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 (pp. 199–215). OECD Publishing.
van Leeuwen, Bas, Foldvari, Peter & van Zanden, Jan Luiten (2014). Long-run patterns in market performance in the Near East, the Mediterranean and Europe from Antiquity to c. AD 1800. In R.J. van der Spek, Bas van Leeuwen & Jan Luiten van Zanden (Eds.), A History of Market Performance - From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World (pp. 506-525). Oxon: Routledge.
Foldvari, Peter & van Leeuwen, Bas (21.08.2014). Market performance in early economies: concepts and empirics - With an application to Babylon. In Robartus Johannes van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden & Bas van Leeuwen (Eds.), A History of Market Performance - From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World (pp. 19-44). Routledge.
van der Spek, R.J., van Leeuwen, Bas & van Zanden, Jan Luiten (2014). Markets from Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World - An Introduction. In R.J. van der Spek, Bas van Leeuwen & Jan Luiten van Zanden (Eds.), A History of Market Performance - From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World (pp. 1-16). Oxon: Routledge.
van der Spek, R.J., van Leeuwen, Bas & van Zanden, Jan Luiten (2014). Markets from Babylon to Belfast - Some concluding remarks. In R.J. van der Spek, Bas van Leeuwen & Jan Luiten van Zanden (Eds.), A History of Market Performance - From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World (pp. 529-544). Oxon: Routledge.
van der Spek, Robartus & van Leeuwen, Bas (2014). Quantifying the integration of the Babylonian economy in the Mediterranean world using a new corpus of price data, 400-50 BC. In F. de Calatay (Eds.), Long-term quantification in ancient history (pp. 73-92) (20 p.). Bari: Edipuglia.
de Zwart, Pim, van Leeuwen, Bas & Li, Jieli (02.10.2014). Real wages since 1820. In Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira D'Ercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith & Marcel Timmer (Eds.), How was life? global well-being since 1820 (pp. 73-86) (14 p.). Paris: OECD Publishing.
Foldvari, Peter & van Leeuwen, Bas (21.08.2014). Risk aversion and storage in autarkic societies - from Babylonian times until the era of globalization. In Robartus Johannes van der Spek, Jan Luiten van Zanden & Bas van Leeuwen (Eds.), A History of Market Performance - From Ancient Babylonia to the Modern World (pp. 473-488). Routledge.
van Zanden, Jan Luiten, Baten, Joerg, Foldvari, Peter & van Leeuwen, Bas (2014). The Changing Shape of Global Inequality 1820--2000; Exploring a New Dataset. Review of Income and Wealth, 60 (2), (pp. 279-297) (19 p.).
Plopeanu, Aurelian, Foldvari, Peter, van Leeuwen, Bas & van Zanden, Jan Luiten (2014). Where Do Ideas Come from?The Relation between Book Production and Patents from the Industrial Revolution to the Present. European Journal of Science and Theology, 10 (3), (pp. 131-147) (17 p.).
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Xu, Y. & van Leeuwen, B. (2013). 19 Shiji Zhongguo Dazhong Shizhilv De Zaigusuan - A re- estimation of mass literacy in China in the 19th century. Qingshi Luncong (Qing Forum) (1), (pp. 240-247) (8 p.).
Didenko, D., Foldvari, P. & van Leeuwen, B. (2013). Inspiration and Perspiration Factors in Economic Growth: The Former Soviet Union Area versus China (ca.1920-2010). Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series, 283.
Foldvari, P., van Leeuwen, B. & van Zanden, J.L. (2013). The Contribution of Migration to Economic Development in Holland 1570–1800. De Economist, 161 (1), (pp. 1-18) (18 p.).
Didenko, D., van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2013). The spread of human capital in the former Sovjet Union aresa in a comparative perspective:Exploring a new dataset. Journal of Eurasian Studies, 4 (2), (pp. 123-135) (13 p.).
  2012 - Scholarly publications
van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2012). Capital accumulation and growth in Hungary, 1924-2006. Acta Oeconomica, 61 (2), (pp. 143-164) (21 p.).
Foldvari, P., Gall, J., Marks, D. & van Leeuwen, B. (2012). Indonesia’s regional welfare development, 1900-1990: new anthropometric evidence. Economics and Human Biology, 11 (1), (pp. 78-89) (11 p.).
van Zanden, J.L. & van Leeuwen, B. (2012). Persistent but not Consistent: The Growth of National Income in Holland 1347-1807. Explorations in Economic History, 49 (2), (pp. 119-130) (12 p.).
  2011 - Scholarly publications
Földvári, P. & van Leeuwen, B. (2011). Comparing per capita income in the Hellenistic world: the case of Mesopotamia. Review of Income and Wealth (19 p.).
Van Leeuwen, B., Foldvari, P. & Pirngruber, R. (2011). Markets in pre-industrial societies: storage in Hellenistic Babylonia in the medieval English mirror. Journal of Global History, 6 (2), (pp. 169-193) (25 p.).
van der Spek, R.J. & van Leeuwen, B. (2011). Quantifying the integration of the Babylonian economy in the Mediterranean world using a new corpus of price data, 400-50 BC. In F de Callatay & A Wilson (Eds.), Long-term quantification in ancient history Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Foldvari, P. & Van Leeuwen, B. (2011). Should less inequality in education lead to a more equal income distribution?. Education Economics, 19 (5), (pp. 537-554) (18 p.).
van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2011). What can price volatility tell us about market related institutions? Conditional heteroscedasticity in historical commodity price series,. Cliometrica, 5 (2).
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Foldvari, P. & Van Leeuwen, B. (2009). An Alternative Interpretation of "average years of education" in growth regressions. Applied Economics Letters, 16 (9), (pp. 945-949) (5 p.).
van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2009). Average years of education in Hungary: annual estimates 1920-2006. Eastern European Economics, 47 (2), (pp. 5-20) (15 p.).
Foldvari, P. & van Leeuwen, B. (2009). Teljes termelési tényezo hatékonyság Magyarországon: történeti idosorok empirikus elemzése. In J Kapás (Eds.), Technológiai fejlodés és intézmények. Competitio könyvek (pp. 71-81) (11 p.). Debrecen: DE KTK.
Foldvari, P. & Van Leeuwen, B. (2009). Teljes termelési tényezo hatékonyság Magyarországon: történeti idosorok empirikus elemzése. In J. Kapas (Eds.), Technológiai fejlodés és intézmények. Debrecen: Competitio.
  2008 - Scholarly publications
van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2008). A magyar lakosság átlagos iskolázottságának becslése, 1920-2006. Statisztikai Szemle (Hungarian Statistical Review), 86 (10-11), (pp. 995-1010) (16 p.).
van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2008). How much human capital does Eastern Europe have? Measurement methods and results. Post-Communist Economies, 20 (2), (pp. 189-201) (13 p.).
Van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2008). How much human capital does Eastern Europe have? Measurement methods and results. Post-Communist Economies. Post-Communist Economies, 20 (2), (pp. 189-201) (13 p.).
van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2008). Human Capital and Economic Growth in Asia 1890-2000: a time-series analysis. Asian Economic Journal, 22 (3), (pp. 225-240) (16 p.).
  2007 - Scholarly publications
van Leeuwen, B. (14.06.2007). Human capital and economic growth in India, Indonesia, and Japan. A quantitave analysis, 1890-2000.
  2006 - Scholarly publications
van Leeuwen, B. & Foldvari, P. (2006). An Estimation of the Human Capital Stock in Eastern and Central Europe. Eastern European Economics, 43 (6), (pp. 53-65) (13 p.).
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Completed projects

Project:
Clio Infra - Research Infrastructure for the study of Global Inequality 01.01.2011 to 31.12.2015
General project description

In the Clio Infra project, various institutes and scientists are working together to answer questions surrounding global economic growth and inequality. To answer these questions they need information about causes and patterns of economic development, which is why the Clio Infra project is aimed at collecting and sharing data sets on the most important indicators of economic development. This data can be used to explain how and why global inequality came into existence and how it has developed.


For more information, see the project website.


For more information about the thematic data hubs that are part of the larger Clio Infra framework, have a look at the Clio Infra hubs page at the Centre for Global Economic History.

 
Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
Project:
Human capital and economic growth in Europe, ca 1880-2000 01.10.2010 to 01.01.2014
General project description




Why are some countries rich, while others are poor? The seminal work by Schultz (1961) and Becker (1964) firmly established the importance of human capital regarding this question. In the 1980s and 1990s, with New Growth Theory, the theoretical insight became widely accepted that human capital is the main source of long-run economic growth. Yet, the empirical evidence so far has been inconclusive; mainly because of a lack of sufficiently long-run time series.

To test the role of human capital, 20th century Europe presents an ideal natural experiment. In North-Western Europe, the level of education and income was already high in the nineteenth century, and it was successful in adopting the new institutions and technologies of the Industrial Revolution, thereby apparently confirming human capital theory. Until the advent of World War II, both human capital and per capita GDP were at approximately the same level in Southern and Central Europe – although relatively low compared with North-Western Europe. This changed in the postwar period such that after 1990, while the levels of education in Central and Southern Europe were comparable, per capita GDP was substantially higher in the South. If human capital is indeed the main factor of long-run growth, this suggests a decrease in either the quality or efficiency of education in Central Europe under socialism.



The proposal intends to explain these long term trends in human capital formation and economic growth in various parts of Europe,and to incorporate the role played by institutions influencing human capital. What were the long term effects of the switch to socialism that occurred in Central Europe after 1945/47 for human capital formation and growth? By comparing Central Europe with the South, and by using North-Western Europe as a benchmark, the ways in which these institutions pre-condition long-run growth can be studied.



 
Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
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