I am professor of economics and economic history at the department of economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Munich). I graduated from Harvard in 2010, and I have been at LMU Munich since 2011. In 2019, I was awarded the Gossen Prize for the best young economist (under 45) in the German-speaking countries.

My research spans political economy and economic history. I am the PI for ERC Starting Grant 716837 ("Demand for Democracy"), member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Economic Studies, associate editor at the Journal of the European Economic Association, and member of the editorial board of Explorations in Economic History.

At the department, I am co-PI in all programs that fund our graduate school, the MGSE (see here and here), and in our collaborative research center SFB/CRC TRR 190. I currently organize our department seminar, the Hans Möller Seminar, and serve as placement director.

Mailing address: Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München (Germany)

Ph: +49 89 2180 6260
Email: cantoni(a)lmu.de