Bas van Bavel

Bas van Bavel é Professor de História Económica e Social do Departamento de História da Universidade de Utrecht (Holanda), onde é também o coordenador da linha de investigação sobre as origens e os impactos das instituições. O Prof. Bas van Bavel tem estudado o crescimento económico e as transformações sociais no noroeste europeu na época pré-industrial, dando particular atenção às transições de longa duração e à diversidade regional, e privilegiando uma perspectiva comparativa. Mais recentemente, alargou as suas pesquisas à bacia do Mediterrâneo e à época contemporânea, interessando-se particularmente pelo funcionamento dos mercados da terra e do trabalho, e pelos seus efeitos sobre a economia e sobre a sustentabilidade social e ambiental.

Entre muitos outros, é autor dos seguintes títulos: “Markets for land, labor and capital in northern Italy and the Low Countries, tewlfth to seventeenth centuries” in Journal of Interdiciplinary History 41, (2011); Manors and Markets. Economy and Society in the Low Countries, 500-1600 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010); “The transition in the Low Countries. Wage labour as an indicator of the rise of capitalism in the countryside, 14th-17th centuries” in P. Coss, C. Dyer & C. Wickham (eds.), Rodney Hilton’s Middle Ages. A Exploration of Historical Themes (Oxford University: Press, Past and Present Supplement, 2, 2007).

Bas van Bavel is Professor of Economic and Social History of the Middle Ages, Utrecht University. Research leader, since 2007, of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, based at the Depart­ment of History, Universiteit Utrecht, where he is the coordinator of the focus area “Origins and impact of institutions”.

Bas van Bavel research activities focus on reconstructing, analyzing, and explaining economic growth and social change in pre-industrial northwestern Europe, emphasizing long-term transitions and regional diversity, and using comparative analysis as the main tool. Recently, he extended the geographical comparison to the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and became interested in drawing some of the main lines into the modern period. He has become particularly interested in the organization and functioning of land, lease and labour markets, and their effects on the economy, and on social and ecological sustainability.

Among others, he is the author of the following titles: “Markets for land, labor and capital in northern Italy and the Low Countries, tewlfth to seventeenth centuries” in Journal of Interdiciplinary History 41, (2011); Manors and Markets. Economy and Society in the Low Countries, 500-1600 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010); “The transition in the Low Countries. Wage labour as an indicator of the rise of capitalism in the countryside, 14th-17th centuries” in P. Coss, C. Dyer & C. Wickham (eds.), Rodney Hilton’s Middle Ages. A Exploration of Historical Themes (Oxford University: Press, Past and Present Supplement, 2, 2007).