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[Photo: Jeremiah DITTMAR] Professor Jeremiah DITTMAR
Associate - Growth, Trade
Tel:  0203 486 2881
Email: J.E.Dittmar@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.22  

Curriculum Vitae PDF 

Expertise: Technology diffusion, economic growth, political economy, economic history.


Jeremiah Dittmar is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics. His research centres on technology diffusion, economic growth, political economy, and economic history.


  • PhD in Economics - University of California at Berkeley
  • MSc in Economic History - London School of Economics
  • BA in Literature - Swarthmore College


  • Deutsche Bank Member, Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, NJ) 2012-2013

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Reallocation and Secularization: The Economic Consequences of the Protestant Reformation Davide Cantoni, Jeremiah Dittmar and Noam Yuchtman
May 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1483:
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JEL Classification: N13; N33; J24; E02

Tags: protestant reformation; secularization; sectoral allocation; human capital

CEP Discussion Paper
State Capacity and Public Goods: Institutional change, Human Capital and Growth in Early Modern Germany Jeremiah Dittmar and Ralph R. Meisenzahl
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1418:
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JEL Classification: I25; N13; O11; O43

Tags: state capacity; institutions; growth; education; human capital; persistence

CEP Discussion Paper
Media, Markets and Institutional Change: Evidence from the Protestant Reformation Jeremiah Dittmar and Skipper Seabold
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1367:
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JEL Classification: D02; O3; N33; N94; P48; Z12; L82; C55

Tags: competition; firms; media; technology; institutions; religion; politics; high-dimensional data

CEP Discussion Paper
New Media, Competition and Growth: European Cities After Gutenberg Jeremiah Dittmar
August 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1365:
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JEL Classification: L1; N13; N33; N93; O11; O18; O33

Tags: information technology; io; media; growth; history; business education