Lars Boerner is an economist and economic historian who investigates the evolution and development of economies in the long run. He works in particular on the evolution of market and other allocation and clearing mechanisms, the effect of general purpose technologies for long run growth, and alternative ways to measure social and economic interactions in societies, i.e. comparing trade patterns and the spread of diseases. He has published, among others, in the Journal of Political Economics, Explorations in Economic History, and The Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.

He has been affiliated with the Department of Economics of the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Stanford University, the European University Institute, and the Department of Economic History of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. Currently he is a research fellow at the Humboldt Universit├Ąt Berlin. From September 2017 onwards he will be Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economics at King's Business School, King's College London.

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