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I am Peter Foldvari, currently working as post-doc researcher at the Departement of History and Art History at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). Until June 2012 I held the position of associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Debrecen in Hungary. Currently I am responsible for the Institutions Hub and involved in the Human Capital Hubof the CLIO-INFRA project, both hosted at the Centre for Global Economic History at Utrecht University.

 

I graduated in history from University of Debrecen in 2000 and in economics from the College of Szolnok in 2001. I was an international PhD student at the Research Institute for History and Culture and later at the Utrecht School of Economics. I defended my PhD thesis in March 2006 at Utrecht University.

 My research interests include economic modelling of historical processes, empirical analysis, statistics and econometrics (cliometrics).
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Curriculum vitae

Péter Földvári

 

Nationality: Hungarian

Birth place: Debrecen, Hungary

Date of birth: 20 August 1976

 

e-mail:p.foldvari1 at uu.nl

 

Language competence: English: advanced, Dutch: advanced, Hungarian: native

 

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

2011 - Habilitation (dr. habil) at University of Debrecen, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

2006 - PhD in economics, Utrecht School of Economis, Utrecht University, superviors: Jan Luiten van

Zanden, Rob Alessie, Richard Nahuis

2003 - N.W. Posthumus Institute (the Netherlands) Doctoral School: Researcher in Social- and Economic

History

2001 - Certified economist (BA), College of Szolnok (Hungary)

 

2000 - History MA with secondary school teacher certification, University of Debrecen, Hungary

 

EMPLOYMENT

1 June 2012 - present post-doc researcher, Utrecht university, Departement of History and Art History

1 Sep 2010 – 31 May 2012 associate professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration,

University of Debrecen

1 Mar 2011 – 31 Aug 2011 post-doc researcher, Utrecht University, Research Institute for History and

Culture (OGC)

1 Jun 2010 – 31 Aug 2010 post-doc researcher, Utrecht University, Research Institute for History and

Culture (OGC)

1 Jul 2008 – 31 Aug 2010 assistant professor, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration,

University of Debrecen

1 May 2009 – 31 Aug 2009 post-doc researcher, Utrecht University, Research Institute for History and

Culture (OGC)

1 Mar 2007 – 30 Jun 2008 assistant lecturer, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University

of Debrecen

1 May – 31 Oct 2006 University of Warwick (UK), Marie Curie post-doc research fellow

1 Nov 2005 - 30 Apr 2006 Lund University (Sweden), Marie Curie post-doc research fellow

1 Nov 2001 – 31 Aug 2002 International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, research fellow

 

TEACHING

undergraduate courses: economic history, introduction to econometrics, demography

graduate courses: econometrics, advanced time-series econometrics, advanced development economics

post-graduate courses: PhD-courses in Econometrics and Growth theory.

 

SUPERVISION

- I have supervised one completed PhD thesis: Domicián Máté: Changes in Employment: a Sectoral

Approach with Special Focus on Labour Market Insitutions (defence: 27 june 2012, University of

Debrecen, Doctoral School of Economics)

- I am currently the supervisor of two PhD students

- I have supervised 10+ master theses and 10 bachelor theses

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

- co-organizer of a session on human capital development at the World Economic History Congress,

(Utrecht, August 2009).

- co-organizer of the workshop “Conference: “Quantifying knowledge: human capital measurement,

ca. 1700-2010” (Utrecht, December 2011).

- co-organizer of a session on quantification of early economies at the World Economic History Congress,

(South Africa, July 2012).

- guest lecturer: Advanced Time-series econometrics, Lund University (Lund, Sweden, February-March

2012)

 

GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES

 

- I am participant of a grant proposal in P. R. China on Chinese Historical Statistics together with Chinese

colleauges at CASS. (meanwhile granted)

- I was awarded the Marie Curie Young Researcher Scholarship twice (2005 and 2006)

- I have participated in the CLIO-INFRA project from the beginnings that has been awarded a funding by the

Dutch Scientific Organization (2011-14)

- I was participant of the TéT Ukrainian-Hungarian Research cooperation (2010-2011)

 

 

 
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All publications
  2016 - Articles
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).
  2015 - Articles
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.).
  2014 - Book parts / chapters
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.
Baten, Joerg, Bierman, Winny, van Zanden, Jan Luiten & Foldvari, Peter (15.10.2014). Personal security since 1820. In Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d’Ercole, Auke Rijpma & Marcel Timmer (Eds.), How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 (pp. 139-158) (19 p.). OECD Publishing.
Foldvari, Peter & Buzasi, Katalin (2014). Political institutions 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. 159-177). 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.
  2014 - Articles
Foldvari, Peter & van Leeuwen, Bas (2014). Educational and income inequality in Europe, ca. 1870–2000. Cliometrica, 8 (3), (pp. 271-300).
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 - Articles
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 - Articles
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.).
  2011 - Articles
Foldvari, P. & van Leeuwen-Li, J (2011). How did women count? A note on gender specific age heaping differences in the 16th-19th century. Economic history review, 65 (1), (pp. 304-313) (10 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.).
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 - Articles
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. & Erdey, L. (2009). Do Purchasing Power and interest rate parities hold for the euro/forint exchange rate? A time-series analysis. Acta Oeconomica, 59 (3), (pp. 289-306) (18 p.).
Foldvari, P. (2009). Estimating Income Inequality from Tax Data with A Priori Assumed Income Distributions in Hungary, 1928–41. Historical Methods, 42 (3), (pp. 111-115) (5 p.).
van Zanden, J.L. & Foldvari, P. (2009). Global Income Distribution and Convergence 1820-2003. World Economics, 10 (2), (pp. 117-148) (32 p.).
  2009 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
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 - Articles
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.).
  2006 - Articles
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
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