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 Universität 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