Economic Historian, University of Zurich
Prof. Dr. Tobias Straumann is an economic historian and lectures at the University of Zurich. He studied history in Bielefeld, Paris and Zurich and received his doctorate with a thesis on the emergence of industrial research in the 19th century. After five years as economic journalist, he habilitated with a study on the monetary policy of small European states in the 20th century. Tobias Straumann was senior assistant at the University of Lausanne and spent guest semesters at the University of California in Berkeley, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford. His research areas are: Industrialization and technological change, financial history and economic policy.