e-mail: peter at peterfoldvari.com

I am Peter Foldvari, I have worked as postdoc at the International Institute of Social History since Nov 2015. As of 1 August 2017, I work as part-time lecturer at the Macroeconomics and International Economics Unit of the Amsterdam School of Economics (UvA, Faculty of Economics and Business), teaching Principles of Economics and Macroeconomics 2.


I teach Intermediate Macroeconomics and Economics Markets and Organisations I at the PPLE program of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. In the autumn of 2015 I taught two tutorial groups of the Empirical Economics course at Utrecht School of Economics. In the spring of 2016 I taught introductory economics and International Monetary Relations at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, tools for quantitative decisions at Utrecht University, and Macroeconomics at the PPLE program of the Universiteit van Amsterdam.


Until April 2015 I worked as post-doc researcher at the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). My main responsibilities were the Institutions Hub and I was involved in the Human Capital Hub of the CLIO-INFRA project, both hosted at the Centre for Global Economic History at Utrecht University. Before June 2012 I held the position of associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Debrecen in Hungary, where I taught courses in econometrics, economic history and economic development at under- and postgraduate levels.


I graduated in history from University of Debrecen in 2000 and in economics from the College of Szolnok in 2001. I was an international PhD student at the Research Institute for History and Culture and later at the Utrecht School of Economics. I defended my PhD thesis in economics in March 2006 at Utrecht University under the supervision of Rob Alessie, Jan Luiten van Zanden and Richard Nahuis

My research interests include the measurement of human capital, the economics of education, economic modelling of historical processes, empirical analysis, statistics and econometrics (cliometrics).

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News and updates

23 Apr 2016: Updated publication list.


25 June 2015: I started uploading corrections for my lecture notes


14 April 2015:

Updated CV and list of publications


12 Jan 2015:

Updated CV and list of publications


26 Nov 2014:

Updated CV and list of publications


16 Sept 2014:

Updated CV and list of publications


22 May 2014: Univariate time-series lecture notes online


21 May 2014: Global income inequality data online