Markus Eberhardt

Assistant Professor, School of Economics, University of Nottingham
Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Oxford

   ABOUT ME                   

I joined Nottingham in September 2011 after a post-doc at 
CSAE in Oxford, where I also completed my DPhil (PhD) in the Department of Economics (2009). My first degree was in Modern Chinese Studies (Freiburg, Beijing, Leeds) and I also hold an MA in Development Economics from UEA.

Research: My research focuses on the empirical aspects of economic development, technological change and growthMy current research on knowledge accumulation and diffusion is funded by the UK ESRC under the 'Future Research Leaders' scheme. My CV can be found heredetailed research output is here (Google Scholar page and RePEc page).

   RECENT NEWS               

New affiliation: I am very pleased to have been invited to become a Research Affiliate for the Macro and Growth Programme (directed by Francesco Caselli, LSE) at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). (November 2015).

Article publication: My paper on intra-national protectionism in China using the case of public disclosure of 'illegal' drug advertising (with Zheng Wang, Hull, and my GEP colleague Zhihong Yu) has now been accepted for publication at the Journal of Comparative Economics. A write-up for an earlier version can be found in the Autumn 2013 CSAE newsletter (October 2015).

New Working Paper: My paper on market integration in Qing China and Western Europe (joint with Daniel Bernhofen, Jianan Li and Stephen Morgan) is now out as a working paper. Our analysis uncovers a secular process of market disintegration in 221 prefectures of Qing China. The methodological contribution here allows for the estimation of price convergence accounting for the distorting impact of common shocks as well as the network effect of trade (what in a gravity model would be referred to as multilateral resistance). Comparing our results with those for grain price panels from Western Europe (see graph below) we conclude that in terms of market integration the Great Divergence was well under way decades before the start of the 19th century. A detailed Appendix can be found here. (October 2015)

Source: Bernhofen, Eberhardt, Li and Morgan (2015) Assessing market (dis)integration in early modern China and Europe

Article publication:
My paper on the long-run relationship between debt and growth (with Andrea Presbitero, IMF) has now been published in the September 2015 issue of the Journal of International 
Economics. It featured in an article in The Financial Times (7th April, 2014) and I also presented related work on the debt-growth nexus at the 2014 conference of the Royal Economic Society, which I talk about with Viv Davies for VoxEU here. (September 2015)

Book publication: Routledge published Empirical Development Economics late last year, to which I contributed three chapters on panel time series (macro panels) - Chapters 26-28. The lead authors are Mans Soderbom (Gothenburg) and my DPhil supervisor Francis Teal (Oxford), the section on impact evaluation was written by Andrew Zeitlin (Georgetown) and that on ML by Simon Quinn (Oxford). Some more details on the book can be found here (order from Routledge US or UK, Amazon US or UK). A dedicated website contains data and do files for replication. (September 2014)

   ABOUT DATA               

I provide links to over 300 macro and micro datasets for development economics. Follow my tweets for updates. I also have written a number of Stata routines for macro panel analysis and provide details on other user-written commands for spatial and panel time series econometrics.


School of Economics, University of Nottingham, Sir Clive Granger Building, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK;; @MEDevEcon

Last updated: 4th December 2015