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dhr. H.A. (Alberto) Feenstra MA

Gastonderzoeker in Sociale en economische geschiedenis
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis
Fotograaf: onbekend

  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Kamernummer: D 0.11
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Alberto Feenstra studied Global History at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Previously he has been employed as research assistant at the Geldmuseum (Money Museum) in Utrecht. His current PhD research examines the integration of capital markets within the Dutch Republic between 1650 and 1800.


    Research interests

    Social  and economic history

    Financial and Monetary history

    Early Modern History

    Global inequality and economic development in the long run

  • PhD Research

    Finance without frontiers? The integration of provincial money markets in the Dutch Republic

    This project analyses when and how money markets in the Dutch Republic integrated. The literature takes that integration more or less for granted and makes Holland interest rates to stand for the entire country, but his is mistaken. The few data we possess for interest rates in other provinces show deviations, suggesting that it took time for markets to integrate. What then limited integration? Were there barriers to the free movement of capital, risk factors, or institutional differences that made investors demand a higher reward? What made those differences disappear, and when? The present scarcity of provincial interest rate data also prevents us from understanding the patters of economic growth across the Republic and, more specifially, whether public indebtedness crowded out private investment. The project will collect qualitative and quantitative data about interest rates, transaction costs and market prices for public debt and private credit transaction, combining these into a comprehensive analysis of money market integration in the Dutch Republic. In doing so it will contribute to the theoretical debate about interest rates as a gauge for the quality of money market institutions, and provide new insights about how to understand similar integration processes today.



    prof.dr. Joost Jonker, prof. dr. Marjolein 't Hart


    National research school

    NW Posthumus Institute

  • Publicaties


    • Feenstra, H. A., & Muller, S. C. I. (2016). Wie wil wachten op het zoet? De laatste adem van Amsterdamse kopers van Groningse lijfrenten, 1660-1760. Historisch Jaarboek Groningen, 46-65.


    • Feenstra, A. (2015). Hiding in a Twilight Zone: Credible Commitment in the Dutch Republic and Groningen's 1680s Default. Histoire & Mesure, 30(2), 79-116. [details]


    • Feenstra, A. (2014). Dutch Coins for Asian growth: VOC-duiten to assess Java’s deep monetisation and economic growth, 1724-1800. Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis, 11(3), 123-154. https://doi.org/10.5117/TSEG2014.3.FEEN [details]


    • Feenstra, H. A. (2018). Book Review of Wantje Fritschy, Public Finance of the Dutch Republic in Comparative Perspective: The Viability of an Early Modern Federal State (1570s-1795). Leiden: Brill, 2017. EH.Net.
    • Feenstra, H. A. (2018). Perceptie, constructie en overtuiging: Boekbespreking van David Onnekink, Reinterpreting the Dutch Forty Years War, 1672-1713. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 131(2), 366-368. https://doi.org/10.5117/TVGESCH2018.2.BOEK


    • Feenstra, A. (2014). [Bespreking van: P. Dehing (2012) Geld in Amsterdam: wisselbank en wisselkoersen, 1650-1725]. Holland, 46(1). [details]


    • Feenstra, A. (speaker) (19-10-2017). Eerlijk zullen we alles delen. Een analyse van belastingdruk en schulden in de Republiek, 1600-1795., Publiekslezing Stichting Geschiedenis van de Overheidsfinanciën, Rotterdam, Netherlands.


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