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Prof. Dr. Michael Kopsidis

Research Associate


Agricultural Markets, Marketing and World Agricultural Trade (Agricultural Markets)

Research areas

Economic history (Southeast and East Europe, Germany)
Agricultural development since 1750
Market integration since 1750
Transition economics

Personal details

Prof. Dr. Michael Kopsidis joined IAMO in October 1995 as a senior researcher in the Department Agricultural Markets. He studied economics at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany. From 1989 to 1994 he was employed as a research assistant at the Institute for Economic and Social History at WWU under Prof. Dr. Richard H. Tilly. Kopsidis’ PhD thesis was titled "Market Integration and Development of Westphalian Agriculture 1780-1880". In 2008 he Habilitated at the Department of Law and Economics of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany, receiving the venia legendi for Economic and Social History. Since 2014 he has been an Adjunct Professor (außerplanmäßiger Professor) at MLU. Kopsidis is also a member of the Committee for Economic History of the German Economic Association (Verein für Sozialpolitik).