Innsbruck Student Papers in Economic and Social History

Papers by Students and Papers for Students


ISPESH is a series of the research field "Economic and Social History" (at the same time working area "History of Globalization" in the Research Centre Empirical Economics and Econometrics EmpEc) at the School of Economics and Statistics of Innsbruck University (Austria). Paper usually origin from a respective master course but may be proposed also directly to the organizer.

ISPESH ist eine Reihe des Forschungsfeldes „Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte“ (zugleich Forschungsbereich „Geschichte der Globalisierung“ im Forschungszentrum für Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung und Ökonometrie EmpEc) an der Fakultät für Volkswirtschaft und Statistik der Universität Innsbruck (Österreich). Die Papiere stammen in der Regel aus einem einschlägigen Master-Kurs, sie können aber auch direkt dem Organisator vorgeschlagen werden.

Contact/Kontakt: Andreas Exenberger, Institut für Wirtschaftstheorie, -politik und -geschichte, Universität Innsbruck, Universitätsstraße 15, A-6020 Innsbruck, e-mail:


Papers by and for Students - release in 2016:

PDF IconISPESH 9Economic Consequences after the Arab Spring: A Comparison of Tunisia and Egypt by Christopher Holzknecht (16 pp.)

PDF IconISPESH 8Transnational Corporations and Development by Lukas Rainer (24 pp.)

PDF IconISPESH 7Corruption and Development Aid by Daniela Mayer (11 pp.)

PDF IconISPESH 6 - Non-traditional Development Aid and Poverty Reduction: Based on the Example of Microcredit by Hannes Spieglmayr (13 pp.)


Papers by and for Students - release in 2012:

PDF IconISPESH 5 - The Effects of Economic Globalisation on Female Human Capital by Julia Grübler (15 pp.)

PDF IconISPESH 4Conception of Aid and Why Remittances Dominate by Fabian Karg (19 pp.)

PDF IconISPESH 3 - The impact of climate change, war/conflicts, and independence on Sub-Sahara African Agriculture: A partial analysis from 1961 to 2000 by Andreas Pondorfer (20 pp.)

Papers by and for Students - released in 2010:

PDF IconISPESH 2 - China's "Three Terrible Years" – The Great Leap Famine 1959-1961 by Marlen Mittermair (12 pp.)

PDF IconISPESH 1 - Food, Peace and Oil – The Transition of the Role of Grain for the United States, 1860-Present by Andreas Huber (16 pp.)


Papers by and for Students - released in 2009:

PDF IconIDWRG 32 - Rentier Wealth and Demographic Change in the Middle East and North Africa by Alexander Smith (26 pp.)

SOME MORE PAPERS - not by, but (not only) for students:

Financial Crisis

Memory and Tradition


posted by Andreas Exenberger