Wouter Ronsijn (°1982) is currently working as postdoctoral researcher on the EPIBEL-project, on the history of epidemics and inequalities in Belgium. He has extensive experience with quantitative sources (demographic sources, prices and trade statistics, fiscal sources) and quantitative methods (using R and SPSS). He focuses on epidemic mortality, social inequality and commodity markets, within the context of broader social and economic developments.
Previously, he worked at the Interface Demography research group at Brussels University (VUB) and at Bocconi University in Milan, in the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy . He taught at Leiden University, University of Antwerp, Ghent University and Brussels University (VUB).
In 2014, he published Commerce and the countryside: The rural population's involvement in the commodity market in Flanders, 1750-1910 and co-edited CORN 17: Stocks, seasons and sales : food supply, storage and markets in Europe and the New World, c. 1600-2000, which appeared in 2019.