Horst Feldmann


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1990 …2019
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Research interests

Horst Feldmann has been at the University of Bath since 2006. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Hamburg (Germany) in 1990.

From 1991 to 2005, he worked in the Department of Economics at the University of Tübingen (Germany), where he was awarded the titles 'Privatdozent' in 1998 and 'apl. Professor' in 2006.

He held visiting positions at the University of Washington, George Mason University, Clarkson University (USA) and at the University of Ulm (Germany).

He is a top 1% author on RePEc's 'Number of journal pages, weighted by number of authors' list.

Research interests

  • Institutional Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Education Economics


Horst Feldmann's publications include three books, more than eighty papers in refereed journals and numerous chapters in edited books. His papers have been published in, among others, Journal of Comparative Economics, Public Choice, Economics Letters and Southern Economic Journal. If you are interested in any of his papers, please email him to obtain a PDF offprint.

Willing to supervise PhD

Interested in supervising empirical research on the determinants of factors that are crucial for long-term development. Prime examples of such factors are education, saving, a strong work ethic and individual liberty (and the institutions on which it rests - especially, private property and the rule of law).

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Research Output 1990 2019

19 Downloads (Pure)

Do Linguistic Structures Affect Human Capital? The Case of Pronoun Drop

Feldmann, H., 1 Feb 2019, In : Kyklos. 72, 1, p. 29-54 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
9 Downloads (Pure)

World Religions and Human Capital Investment: The Case of Primary Education

Feldmann, H., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics. 31, 2, p. 101-123 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
29 Downloads (Pure)

Still Influential: The Protestant Emphasis on Schooling

Feldmann, H., 5 Sep 2018, In : Comparative Sociology. 17, 5, p. 641-678 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
school enrollment
cultural heritage
regression analysis
secondary school
5 Citations (Scopus)
122 Downloads (Pure)

Economic freedom and human capital investment

Feldmann, H., Jun 2017, In : Journal of Institutional Economics. 13, 2, p. 421-445 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Economic freedom
Human capital investment
Human capital
7 Citations (Scopus)
148 Downloads (Pure)

The long shadows of Spanish and French colonial education

Feldmann, H., 1 Feb 2016, In : Kyklos. 69, 1, p. 32-64 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Colonial Education
Colonial Power


The effects of different types of taxes and government expenditure on economic performance

Author: Perez Fuentes Aleman, L., 6 Sep 2017

Supervisor: Feldmann, H. (Supervisor) & Papps, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD