UBS Professor of Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, Department of Economics, Zurich University
Hans-Joachim Voth (D.Phil, Oxford, 1996), holds the UBS Chair of Macroeconomics and Financial Markets at the Economics Department, Zurich University. He is an economic historian with interests in financial history, long-term persistence and growth, as well as political risk and macroeconomic instability. Hans-Joachim Voth is a Research Fellow in the International Macroeconomics Program at CEPR (London), a member of the Royal Historical Society, a joint Managing Editor of the Economic Journal, an Editor of Explorations in Economic History, and an Associate Editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
His research has appeared in the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Growth, European Economic Review, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Economic History, as well as in three academic books (including, in 2014, Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II, Princeton University Press).
Recent work by Hans-Joachim Voth
If technology-induced job losses are rapid, and affect a large part of the workforce, the risk of unrest can quickly become serious