About Me

Thilo R. Huning

Lecturer in Economics

Not The shortest path, but got here.

After receiving a B.Sc. in Business Computing from the Universität Paderborn, and an M.Sc. in Information Systems from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, I started a PhD in economics with my advisor Nikolaus Wolf at Humboldt, for whom I also work as a research and teaching assistant. I also had the chance to spend a semester at UC Berkerley. Now I am a lecturer at the department for Economics and Related Studies at the University of York.

I have a theoretical interest in long-run growth, especially market integration and institutions, and its geographic determinants. My academic background provides me with a solid range of empirical methods, especially concerning very large datasets, calculation-intensive modeling, and geographic information.

Research Interest


New Economic Geography

Agglomeration Economics, market size, endogenous formation of customs unions


International Trade

Endogenous trade costs, market integration, endogenous borders, trade institutions


Comparative Development

Industrial revolution, medieval origins, geography and institutions



Since 2018

Lecturer at the department for Economics and Related Studies at University of York



PhD candidate in Economics at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, adviced by Nikolaus Wolf



M.Sc. in Information Systems at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



B.Sc. in Business Computing at University of Paderborn