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Spoerer, Mark

Prof. Dr. Mark Spoerer

Principal Investigator


— Professor of Economic and Social History (Universität Regensburg)


University of Regensburg
Institute of History
Universitaetsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg

Phone: +49 (0)941 / 943 - 5750
Fax: +49 (0)941 / 943 - 81 - 5750

Website: Webprofile (Universität Regensburg)

Main Research Areas

  • Economic, company, social and agraricultural history of the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • The Common Agricultural Policy of the EEC
  • Standard of living in the “Third Reich”
  • Forced labor in the First and Second World War
  • Public finance from the 18th to the 20th century
  • Development of the textile retail sector in the 20th century

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Cologne. After studying Constitutional, Social and Economic History as well as Economics in Bonn, Cologne and Munich, he started his PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Bonn. Habilitation at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hohenheim. Research and teaching visits in Barcelona, Tokyo and Paris. 2008-2011 head of the research group at the German Historical Institute in Paris. Since 2011 Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Regensburg.

Positions, Assignments and Memberships

  • Principal Investigator of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies


  • Special Recommendation of the Jury of the 20th Century Dissertation Award of the International Economic History Association (Madrid, August 1998)
  • Second Prize of the Stinnes Award 1996 (Duisburg, May 1997)
  • Dissertation Prize of the European Business History Association for the best company history dissertation of the years 1993-1995 (Gothenburg, October 1996)