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PhD Project Title: Patentless invention: The economic effects of the abolition and re-introduction of patents in the Netherlands

E-Mail Address: H.Wagenaar@qub.ac.uk

Supervisors: Dr Chris Colvin (Management School) and Prof Dr Norma Dawson (Law School)

Research Statement

Homer Wagenaar (MA, Groningen University) is a PhD student in Economics at Queen's. His research focuses on the law and economics of the Dutch patentless period, between 1869 and 1912, when inventors in the Netherlands enjoyed no legal protection for their inventions.

Research Interests

Economic History, Legal History, (International) Political Economy, Institutions, Interdisciplinary Research


Homer holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in Modern History and International Relations, both obtained at the University of Groningen with a cum laude distinction.

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Research Output

  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Article

Economics versus history

Colvin, C. L. & Wagenaar, H., Dec 2018, An Economist's Guide to Economic History. Blum, M. & Colvin, C. L. (eds.). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Een door crises gestuurde ontwikkeling: Hoe het Groningse bijstandsbeleid in de jaren negentig veranderde

    Translated title of the contribution: A transformation through crises: How the social assistance policy of Groningen changed in the ninetiesWagenaar, H., 13 Oct 2018, In : Historisch Jaarboek Groningen. 2018, p. 125-143

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access


    • 1 Editorial activity

    Koninklijke Brill (Publisher)

    Chris Colvin (Peer reviewer), Homer Wagenaar (Peer reviewer)
    2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity