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Prof. Dr. Erik Hornung

Cluster position Investigator

Cluster member since 2020

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Economic History and Long-run Economic Growth and Development, Technological Diffusion, Economics of Education


Erik Hornung is a Professor of Economic History at the University of Cologne, a CESifo Research Fellow, a CEPR Research Affiliate and a CAGE – Warwick Research Fellow. Before Erik joined the University of Cologne, he was a Professor of Economics at the chair for Quantitiative Economic History at the University of Bayreuth and Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the LMU Munich while being a Junior Researcher at the Ifo Institute for Economic Research. In 2008, Erik Hornung received his Diploma in Economics and technics from the University of Stuttgart.


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