Pim de Zwart studied economic and social history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the London School of Economics, Harvard University and Utrecht University. De Zwart received his MA from Utrecht University in 2010 (cum laude) and his PhD in 2015 (cum laude). In his dissertation he examined the Dutch East India Company's intercontinental trade and its effects on living standards in various regions on the edges of the Indian Ocean c. 1600 - c. 1800. His thesis was awarded the Thirsk-Feinstein Disseration Prize 2016 and is published by Brill. In addition, De Zwart has published articles on the origins of globalization, as well as the economic histories of Indonesia, South Africa and Sri Lanka, and on the long-term relationship between trade and economic development.
Currently, he works on a new book on globalization in the early modern period (with Jan Luiten van Zanden), on a paper on living standards in Northern India c. 1500-1900 (with Jan Lucassen) and papers dealing with real wages around the globe in the 19th and 20th centuries (with Bas van Leeuwen).
Email: pim.dezwart [at] wur.nl