Jan Luiten Van Zanden#


Jan Luiten Van Zanden, Utrecht University. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
Jan Luiten Van Zanden, Utrecht University. © Ed van Rijswijk
Email:j.l.vanzanden 'at' uu.nl
Membership Number:4260
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:jvanzanden
Elected:2016
Homepage: http://www.uu.nl/medewerkers/JLvanZanden




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011-present Akademie-hoogleraar KNAW
  • 2011-present Honorary Angus Maddison professor, University of Groningen
  • 2011-present Honorary Professor Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch
  • 2009-present Faculty professor Global Economic History, Utrecht University
  • 2007- present Project Leader of the CLIO-INFRA project, aimed at setting up a new research infrastructure for economic, social and demographic history (see www.clio-infra.eu)
  • 2012- Honorary President of the International Economic History Association, before 2012 President, before 2009 Vice-President and between 1998 and 2009 Secretary General of this organization
  • 2001-2009 Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
  • 1993-2009 Professor Social and Economic History Utrecht University
  • 1987-1993 Professor Social and Economic History Free University Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • Economic History
  • Inequality of income and wealth
  • Economic growth
  • Well-being
  • Gender inequality
  • Institutions
  • Sustainability

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Pierson Penning, a tri-annual distinction for a Dutch economist for the high quality of his/her publications
  • 2011 ‘Akademiehoogleraar’ by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2003 Spinoza premium award, by NWO, the highest distinction in Dutch academia
  • 2003 Prize for the best article published in Explorations in Economic History in 2002/2003 was awarded to his paper: 'Rich and Poor before the Industrial Revolution: a comparison between Java and the Netherlands at the beginning of the 19th century', Explorations in Economic History 40 (2003), 1-23
  • 2007 Prize for the best article published in the European Review of Economic History in 2005/2006 for the paper, (together with Maarten Prak), ‘Towards an economic interpretation of citizenship. The Dutch Republic between medieval communes and modern nation states’, European Review of Economic History, 10 (2006), 121-147.
  • 2012 Larry Neal prize for the best article published in Explorations in Economic History was awarded to the paper his paper, with Bas van Leeuwen, ‘Persistent but not consistent: The growth of national income in Holland 1347–1807’, Explorations in Economic History, 49 (2012), 119-130.

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