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I am a Postdoc at the School of Business and Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. I graduated with a PhD in economics from the Berlin School of Economics in late 2021.


My research is at the intersection of urban, regional, health and historical economics. I have an empirical focus and I love working with historical spatial data. Learn about my research here.

I teach courses in economic history, economic geography and spatial data science. This semester, I teach a course on the economic history of epidemics.

I am a regular contributor for the Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal Issues (IREF) and a co-organizer of the annual AGORA Summer School in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

You can find my CV here.


Please contact me at

Kalle Kappner

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Institute for Economic History

Spandauer Straße 1

10178 Berlin

kallekappner[at]googlemail[dot]com