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Before coming to King's, David taught economic history at the University of Groningen and the LSE. He studied economics and econometrics at the University of Essex and the LSE and did a PhD in historical sociology at the University of Surrey.

Research subject area

Economic history

Office hours

Monday: 13.30 - 14.30

Wednesday: 13.30 - 14.30

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David’s research focuses on the quantitative analysis of processes of socio-economic change, like the evolution of markets or transformations of the occupational structure, over the very long-run. He has a specific expertise on European history but has also researched world history.


  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Research methods

PhD Supervision

David will consider PhD supervision of any student planning to do research in economic history, especially if the student intends to use quantitative methods. PhDs in the neighbouring fields of historical sociology and comparative politics can be considered, too.

Selected publications

  • Chilosi, D., Federico, G and Tena-Junguito, A. Terms of trade during the first globalization: new evidence, new results, European Review of Economic History (forthcoming).
  • Chilosi, D. and Ciccarelli, C. Evolving gaps: occupational structure in southern and northern Italy, 1400-1861, Economic History Review, forthcoming.
  • Chilosi, D. and Federico, G. The effects of market integration during the first globalization: a multi-market approach, European Review of Economic History, February 2021, 20-58.
  • Huang, A., Chilosi, D. Sapoznik, A. A source collection on urban annuities, 14th-18th centuries: an Introduction to the data. Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, May 2019, 67-80.
  • Chilosi, D. Schulze, M. and Volckart, O. Benefits of Empire? Capital market integration north and south of the Alps, 1350-1800. Journal of Economic History (lead article), September 2018, 637-672.
  • Wallis, P., Colson, J. and Chilosi, D. Structural change and economic growth in the English economy before the industrial revolution, 1500-1800, Journal of Economic History, September 2018, 862-903.
  • Chilosi, D. and Federico, G. Early globalizations: the integration of Asia in the world economy, 1800-1938, Explorations in Economic History (lead article), July 2015, 1-18.
  • Chilosi, D. Risky institutions: political regimes and the cost of public borrowing in early modern Italy. Journal of Economic History, September 2014, 887-915.
  • Chilosi, D., Murphy, , Studer, R. and Tuncer, C. Europe’s many integrations: geography and grain markets, 1620-1913. Explorations in Economic History, January 2013, 46-68.
  • Chilosi, D. and Volckart, O. Money, states and Empire: financial integration and institutional change in Central Europe, 1400-1520. Journal of Economic History, September 2011, 762-791.
  • Chilosi, D., Noble, , Broadhead P. and Wilkinson, M. Measuring the effect of Aimhigher on schooling attainment and higher education applications and entries. Journal of Further and Higher Education (lead article), February 2010, 1-10.
  • Chilosi, D. Old wine in new bottles: civic nation-building and ethnic nationalism in schooling in Piedmont, ca. 1700-1861. Nations and Nationalism, July 2007, 417-436.