Univ. Prof. Dr. Clemens Jobst


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Room: ZG 201.85 (main building, staircase VI)
Telephone: +43 1 4277 41325

Office hours: Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00

Email: clemens.jobst@univie.ac.at
Professor for Economic and Social History XIXth and XXth century since May 2019

Vice-head of department

CV and list of publications

Research interests

  • Money and central banking
  • Financial institutions and markets
  • Economic history of the Habsburg monarchy
  • International currencies
  • Quantitative und econometric methods

Ongoing research

  • Construction and interpretation of historic time series on money and capital markets
  • Central bank lending 19th century
  • Banking development of banking in 19th century France
  • Housing price index for Vienna 1870–1990

Networks and activities

  • Speaker for the research cluster "Social and Economic Spaces" of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies, together with Margareth Lanzinger
  • Speaker for the research area "Economy and Society from a Historic Cultural Science Perspective", together with Brigitta Schmidt-Lauber
  • Research Fellow (Economic History Programme), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) , 2012–
  • Bank for International Settlements and Irving Fisher Committee on Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics, 2016 –
  • South-East European Monetary History Network, 2008–
  • Chairman of the expert panel for humanities and social sciences, Anniversary Fund of the Oesterreichischen Nationalbank, 2017–2019
  • Consultant for the Bălgarska Narodna Banka. Reorganisation of publications and historic research at the Bulgarian National Bank. 2017–2018

Selected recent publications

  • Supervision without regulation. Discount Limits at the Austro-Hungarian Bank, 1909-1913. With Kilian Rieder. Economic History Review, forthcoming.
  • Historical monetary and financial statistics for policymakers: towards a unified framework. With Vincent Bignon, Claudio Borio, Øyvind Eitrheim, Marc Flandreau, Jan F Qvigstad and Ryland Thomas. BIS Papers No 127, 2022.
  • A new long-run consumer price index for Austria , 1800–2018. With Gerald Hubmann and Michaela Maier. Monetary policy & Economy Q3/2020  (German version in Vierteljahresschrift für Sozial und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, March 2020)
  • The institutional foundations of successful public borrowing – Models of public banks in Habsburg Austria and Habsburg Naples 1700–1800, in Larry Neal and Lilia Costabile (eds.), A comparative perspective on the public banks of Naples (1462–1808). Palgrave, 2018.
  • The quest for stable money: Central banking in Austria, 1816–2016, with Hans Kernbauer. Frankfurt, 2016.
  • The Coevolution of Money Markets and Monetary Policy, 1815–2008, with Stefano Ugolini. In: Michael Bordo et al. (eds.), Central Banks at a Crossroads. What Can We Learn from History? Cambridge, 2016.