Florian Schui

Florian Schui

Florian Schui

Prof. Dr.
Lecturer
SHSS-HSG
Büro 52-7206
Müller-Friedberg-Strasse 6/8
9000 St. Gallen
Publications Publications of Florian Schui
Main Focuses
  • Florian Schui is professor for history at the University of St. Gallen. His research interests include the history of economic and political ideas and economic history. He is particularly interested in the interaction between changing economic ideas, ideals and realities.
  • In his current research Schui focuses on the history of public finances and taxation. In his book “Austery: the great failure” (Yale UP) he examines the historical background and the intellectual foundations of today’s austerity policies. The book has been tanslated into German and other international editions are forthcoming. The book is based on research carried out with the support of a Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust. Further publication in the about the history of public finances include the edited volume “Global debates about taxation” (Palgrave Macmillan).
  • Schui has also published extensively about the history of the Enlightenment period. In his monograph “Rebellious Prussian: urban political culture in Prussia under Frederick the Great” (Oxford UP) he explores the relation between state and public in Prussia in the 18th century in a wider European context. Futher publications about the history of the 17th-19th century include the book “Early debates about industry: Voltaire and his contemporaries” (Palgrave Macmillan) and a number of journal articles.
  • Schui has studied economics at the New School for Social Research in New York where he was a Fulbright scholar and history at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He did his PhD in history at the University of Cambridge. Before taking up his position at the University of St. Gallen he worked at the University of Cambridge, the National University of Ireland, Galway and at Royal Holloway, University of London. Schui is liason lecturer (‘Vertrauensdozent’) for the Hans Böckler Foundation.
Education
  • PhD in History, St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom: 2004
  • MA in History, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany: 2000
  • MA in Economics, New School for Social Research, New York City: 1998

Professional Career
  • since 2017: Professor in History, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 2014 - 17: Senior Lecturer in History, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 2006 – 2014: Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, Royal Holloway, University of London,  
  • 2005 – 2006: Government of Ireland Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for the Study of Human Settlement and Historical Change National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
  • 2005 – 2006 Research Associate, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge  
  • 2004 – 2006: Junior Research Fellow, St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge             
Projects ProjectsLink Florian Schui
Awards
  • Research Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust, 2013 – 2014
  • Research Fellowship, Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, 2010
  • Emsley Prize for Academic Achievement, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge 2002
  • Fellowship, Cambridge European Trust, 2000
  • PhD Fellowship, Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2000-2004
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1997-1998  
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