Liam Brunt

Professor Liam Brunt

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Industrial Organisation Transport and Logistics


Liam Brunt joined NHH in 2008. He previously taught at HEC-Lausanne, the London Business School and the Universities of Oxford and Virginia. He was educated at St John’s and Nuffield Colleges in Oxford, where he earned a BA, M.Phil and D.Phil (2000).

His research analyzes the development and performance of the world economy since 1700, especially the roles of new technology and economic institutions – such as land ownership patterns, commodity and financial markets, and intellectual property rights. His research has appeared in international journals such as Journal of Industrial Economics, Journal of Economic History and Economic History Review. His recent work on inducement prizes and innovation – co-authored with Tom Nicholas at the Harvard Business School – has been widely cited in business reviews such as The Economist. He is a member of CEPR and contributes to its policy portal VoxEU. 

In spring 2016 he will be on sabbatical at the Guanghua School of Management, University of Peking.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Brunt, Liam China from the Inside. Palgrave Macmillan; 2017
Brunt, Liam; Cannon, Edmund Variations in the price and quality of grain, 1750-1914: quantitative evidence and empirical implications Explorations in economic history (EEH) Volume 58 (1); page 74 - 92; 2015
Brunt, Liam Weather shocks and English wheat yields, 1690-1871 Explorations in economic history (EEH) Volume 57; page 50 - 58; 2015
Brunt, Liam; Cannon, Edmund Measuring integration in the English wheat market, 1770-1820: New methods, new answers Explorations in economic history (EEH) Volume 52 (1); page 111 - 130; 2014
Brunt, Liam; Cannon, Edmund The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: the English Corn Returns as a data source in economic history, 1770-1914 European Review of Economic History Volume 17; page 318 - 339; 2013
Brunt, Liam; Lerner, Josh; Nicholas, Tom INDUCEMENT PRIZES AND INNOVATION The Journal of Industrial Economics Volume 60 (4); page 657 - 696; 2012
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My new book "China from the Inside" is now available to purchase:


Economic history; finance; econometrics; economic growth