Univ. Prof. Dr. Clemens Jobst


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

Office hours: Friday 3pm – 4pm (please send a short message if you want to come)

Until further notice, office hours will take place online. Go to univienna.zoom.us/j/97761815572. Please wait until I let you in.

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

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

  • The financial settlement of the dissolution of the Habsburg monarchy
  • Construction and interpretation of historic time series on money and capital markets
  • Interaction between the evolution of money markets and monetary policy 1815–today
  • The future of cash from a historic perspective
  • Housing price index for Vienna 1870–1990

Networks and activities

  • Research Fellow (Economic History Programme), Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) , 2012–
  • Working Group for Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics, Bank for International Settlements (BIS), 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

  • 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.