SOLAR Peter, PhD

  • Position :
  • Professor of Economics

  • Department :
  • Business
  • Phone :
  • +32 (0) 2 614 81 89
  • E-mail :
  • psolar@vub.ac.be
  • Nationality :
  • American, Belgian
  • Languages :
  • English, French, Dutch
  • Education :
  • PhD in Economics - Stanford University (1987)

     

    BA in Economics - Swarthmore College (1972)

  • Teaching :
  • Vesalius College: 1991-present

    • Economics and business

     

    Universite Saint-Louis--Bruxelles: 2006-present

    • Economics

     

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven: 1987-91

    • Economic history

     

    University of York, UK: 1979-83

    • Economic history
  • Research area(s) :
    • Irish and British economic history, 1750-1914
    • Textile history
    • Shipping history
  • Selected Publications :
  • Bielenberg, Andy and Solar, Peter M> (2007). The Irish Cotton Industry from the Industrial Revolution to Partition, Irish Economic and Social History, Vol. 34, pp. 1-28.

     

    Broadberry, Stephen, Fremdling, Rainer, and Solar, Peter M. (2010). Industry, 1700-1870. In Stephen Broadberry and Kevin O’Rourke, eds., Cambridge Economic History of Modern Europe, vol. 1, pp. 187-213.  Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

     

    Kennedy, Liam and Solar, Peter M. (2007). Irish Agriculture: A Price History. Dublin, Royal Irish Academy.

     

    Solar, Peter M. (2006). Shipping and Irish Economic Development in the Nineteenth Century, Economic History Review, Vol. 61, pp. 717-742.

     

    Solar, Peter M. and Klovland, Jan Tore (2011). London Agricultural Prices, 1770-1913,  Economic History Review, Vol. 64, pp. 72-87.

     

    Solar, Peter M. and Lyons, John (2011). The Early English Cotton Spinning Industry as Revealed in the London Gazette, Business History, Vol. 53, pp. 302-323.

     

    Solar, Peter M. (2013). Opening to the East: Shipping between Europe and Asia, 1770-1830, Journal of Economic History, forthcoming in September.

     

    Solar, Peter M. and Hens, Luc (2013). Land under pressure: The value of Irish land in a period of rapid population growth, 1730-1844” Agricultural History Review, forthcoming in September.

  • Other relevant information:
  • Visiting Research Fellowship - All Souls College, Oxford (2013)