Dr Florian Ploeckl

Florian Ploeckl
Senior Lecturer
School of Economics
Faculty of the Professions

My research and teaching focuses on the role of Economic Geography within Economic History and the spatial patterns of long-term economics development.

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Dr Florian Ploeckl

My research and teaching focuses on the role of Economic Geography within Economic History and the spatial patterns of long-term economics development.

Postkutsche

The main focus of my current work is the importance of the postal service for economic activity in th 19th century. Particular aspects center on the relevance of information flows for trade, capital and labour flows during the First Globalization and the Interwar period. On a local level I utilize postal data on information and communication to better understand the spatial structure of the economy in particular urban systems.  

Published article:  Spanning the Globe: The Rise of Global Communications Systems and the First Globalisation

Dresden Festung 1750

Towns and cities are also a second concentration of my research. My work investigates the definition, location, size and long-term growth of towns. In particular the role of geographic endowments and agglomeration effects on town size is one focus of my research. Geographically this work is mostly focused on Germany, in particular Saxony.

Published articles: Endowments and market access; the size of towns in historical perspective: Saxony, 1550-1834 , 

 

Zollverein map

A third strand of research is the Zollverein, the first international customs union formed by German states in 1834. Building on my dissertation research I look at the role of geography on the political economy of its formation, the impact it had on regional growth patterns and spatial structures of the early industrialization.

Published articles: The internal impact of a customs union; Baden and the ZollvereinThe Zollverein and the Sequence of a Customs Union , Local convergence: Baden 1829-1847

 

PhD comic portrait Florian Ploeckl

 

 

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2013 - 2014 Lecturer University of Adelaide
2009 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Oxford

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2014 Executive Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Research Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide
2012 IEHA Dissertation Prize

Language Competencies

Language Competency
Dutch; Flemish Can read, speak and understand spoken
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2003 - 2009 Yale University United States PhD
1999 - 2003 University of Maastricht Netherlands Master

Keywords

Applied Economics, Economic Geography, Economic History, International Economics and International Finance, Urban and Regional Economics

Journals

Date Citation
2016 Ploeckl,F, 2016, British Hail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965: A History of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and Royal Afail Lines., JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY, 76, 1, 238-239 10.1017/S0022050716000012
2016 Ploeckl,F, 2016, Uniform Service, Uniform Productivity? Regional Efficiency of the Imperial German Postal, Telegraph, and Telephone Service, Australian Economic History Review, 56, 2, 221-243 10.1111/aehr.12099
2016 Ploeckl,F, 2016, Competing in Capabilities: The Globalization Process, by John Sutton (Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2014), pp. 144., Economic Record, 92, 296, 146-147 10.1111/1475-4932.12253
2016 Ploeckl,F, 2016, Towns (and villages): definitions and implications in a historical setting, Cliometrica, 1-19 10.1007/s11698-016-0145-6
2015 Ploeckl,F, 2015, The Zollverein and the sequence of a customs union, Australian Economic History Review, 55, 3, 277-300 10.1111/aehr.12083
2015 Holmes,SC, Ploeckl,F, 2015, Bank on steel? Joint-stock banks and the rationalization of the British interwar steel industry, European Review of Economic History, 19, 1, 88-107 10.1093/ereh/heu021
2014 Ploeckl,F, 2014, The Business of Transatlantic Migration between Europe and the United States, 1900-1914: Mass Migration as a Transnational Business in Long Distance Travel, JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY, 44, 4, 531-532 10.1162/JINH_r_00616
2014 Lampe,M, Ploeckl,F, 2014, Spanning the Globe: The Rise of Global Communications Systems and the First Globalisation, Australian Economic History Review, 54, 3, 242-261 10.1111/aehr.12048
2013 Ploeckl,F, 2013, The internal impact of a customs union; Baden and the Zollverein, Explorations in Economic History, 50, 3, 387-404 10.1016/j.eeh.2013.05.001
2013 Ploeckl,F, 2013, Local convergence: Baden 1829-1847, Scandinavian Economic History Review, 61, 2, 122-139 10.1080/03585522.2013.784213
2012 Ploeckl,F, 2012, Endowments and market access; the size of towns in historical perspective: Saxony, 1550-1834, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42, 4, 607-618 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2012.02.005
2007 Ploeckl,F, 2007, Spinning the Threads of Uneven Development: Gender and Industrialization in Ireland during the Long Eighteenth Century. By Jane Gray (Lanham, Md., Lexington Books, 2005), Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 37, 3, 448-449 10.1162/jinh.2007.37.3.448
Research
Year Title Funding Source Funding Amount
2015 Momentum Grant Faculty of the Professions, UofA $4500
2013 Momentum Grant Faculty of the Professions, UofA $5000
2011-2013 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship European Union Framework 7 EUR 194000
2011 Research Grant OUP John Fell Fund GBP 5000
2006 Exploratory Data & Travel Grant Economic History Association USD 1500

 

Learning & Teaching
Year Project Funding Source & Amount
2015-2016 Blended Teaching in Economics Postgraduate Programs Faculty of the Professions, $50000
2015 Communication in Economics (SGDE Development) Faculty of the Professions, $10000

 

Map depicting travel costs
This map was created as part of my research and depicts estimated historical transportation costs from any location in Saxony towards the capital Dresden.

In 2016 I will be teaching in the Bachelor and Master programs in Economics, in particular the following courses

Courses
Semester 2 Econ 3509 International Economic History III
Semester 1 & 2 Econ 7238 Challenges in Economic Policy and Applied Research

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L&D Grant Video title card

In 2015 I received a Learning & Development Grant of the Faculty of the Professions
to facilitate the introduction of SGDE into the Economic History course. 

For the Festival of Learning and Teaching I gave a short overview about the project
Here is a link to the video describing it

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I am currently also the Postgraduate Coursework Program Coordinator in the School of Economics, therefore responsible for the following programs: 

Postgraduate Programs in Economics
Graduate Certificate in Economics 
Diploma in Applied Economics 
Master of Applied Economics (including specializations in International Economics and Public Policy

Master of Economics (Coursework)

I am actively supervising on HDR, Masters and Undergraduate Level in the School of Economics

Supervision
PhD Higher Degrees by Research in Economics

Contact regarding admission

If you are interested in writing a dissertation involving Economic History

 please use the contact information above

Masters

Thesis - Master of Applied Economics

Thesis - Master of Economics (Coursework)

Contact for admission questions

If you are interested in writing a thesis

   please contact me directly

Undergraduate

Thesis - Honours Program

Summer Research Scholarship

Internship

If you are interested in any of these opportunities

   please contact me directly

 

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 Member ANU Centre for Economic History
2013 Member Nuffield College, University of Oxford United Kingdom

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2015 - 2016 Chair Organization Committee APEBH 2016 Conference
2014 Member EHSANZ Executive Committee
2014 Board Member Organization Committee AusClio Workshop

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2015 Board Member Australian Economic History Review: an Asia-Pacific journal of economic, business and social history
Position
Senior Lecturer
Phone
83130716
Fax
8223 1460
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Nexus 10 Tower
Room Number
4 43
Org Unit
School of Economics

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