Dr Eric Schneider

Associate Professor, Economic History Department

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Official LSE website: here

Twitter: @ericbschneider

View my CV: here

Research Interests:

I am currently conducting research on three broad topics in the history of health and historical economic demography:

  • Assessing factors influencing children's health and growth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • Measuring how early life health has changed over time and the influence of early life exposure to disease on later health outcomes
  • Assessing fertility differentials between social groups in early modern England

These projects span chronological and geographical boundaries from early modern England to twentieth-century Japan.


Originally from Denver, Colorado, I received a bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound with a major in History and a minor in Biology. I then studied for an M Phil in Economic and Social History at St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford before moving to Nuffield College for my doctorate. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, cycling and hiking.