Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for Dr Thilo Huning

News | Posted on Monday 2 October 2023

Congratulations to Dr Thilo Huning for securing a prestigious fellowship

We are pleased to announce that Dr Thilo Huning has been awarded a Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust for his project "Wars Are Breakpoints: Evidence From The Strategic Dispersal Of German Industry".

Lasting for six months from January 2024, generous support from the Trust will enable Thilo to focus full-time on his fascinating research into how the relocation of German industry during WWII as a consequence of Allied bombing campaigns has persistent effects on the geographical structure of the German economy to this very day. 

Undertaken in collaboration with Dr Fabian Wahl (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Professor Hans-Joachim Voth (University of Zürich), the project will also contribute to more general debates around the consequences of war for economic development, the effects of history on the geographic structure of the current economy, and how geographic dispersal affects productivity and economic growth.

The Department congratulates Thilo on securing this prestigious fellowship, and wishes him every success with his research project.