Sabine Schneider wins Ellen McArthur Prize in Economic History

Congratulations to Dr Sabine Schneider for winning Cambridge’s Ellen McArthur Prize. The Prize has been awarded by the University of Cambridge since 1933 for the best doctoral theses in Economic History. 

Dr Schneider’s thesis, entitled Imperial Germany and the Politics of the International Gold Standard, 1834-1879, examined Germany’s path to monetary union in the nineteenth century, and its far-reaching impact on the country’s financial and trading relations with Britain and Europe. Based on collections from over twenty archives, the study advances a revised account of Germany’s pre-war role in the world monetary system and sheds new light on the politics of state-building in modern Europe. In addition to the Ellen McArthur Prize, Dr Schneider is a recent Finalist of the 2021 Thirsk-Feinstein Prize of the Economic History Society. 

Sabine Schneider is the Rank-Manning Junior Research Fellow at New College, and a member of the Management Committee of the Oxford Centre for Economic and Social History.

Sabine Schneider