I am a reseacher interested in the (historical) role of financial institutions in trade, economic development, and systemic stability.

I am a Departmental Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Thank you for your interest, and welcome to my page.


wilfried.kisling@history.ox.ac.uk – University of Oxford, Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2RL, UK


The Graduate Insitute together with other Institutions is organising the European Macro History Online Seminar with a wonderful line up, starting April 21st. We will present our paper on international banking networks and trade during the first globalisation, co-authored with Chenzi Xu and Christopher Meissner, on June 9th. Link with programme and free registration:  https://graduateinstitute.ch/communications/events/european-macro-history-online-seminar

My new working paper with Antonio Tena on German trade finance in 19th century Argentina, with trade data on product level!: https://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/materials/working_papers/5083/171julykisling-tena.pdf

My new paper on German bank entry and trade finance in 19th century Brazil is out: https://academic.oup.com/ereh/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ereh/hez006/5489512


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