University of Washington

Latsch, Wolfram

Lecturer, International Studies

Research Affiliate, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE) 

Office: 503 Thomson Hall
Phone: (206) 543-7196



2003 – Present
Lecturer in International Studies
Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics
Northwestern University

Senior Course Developer (Economics)
Cognitive Arts Corp./Columbia University
Evanston, IL

Lecturer in Economics
Trinity College
University of Oxford

Isaiah Berlin Junior Research Fellow
Wolfson College
University of Oxford


“Androids and Agents: Do we need a Non-Computational Economics?” Journal of Economic Methodology 10:3, September 2003 (Winner of the INEM Prize 2004) 

“Central Africa since 1850”, in Joel Mokyr (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Economic History (2003) 

“Technology and the Responses of Firms to Adjustment in Zimbabwe” (with Peter Robinson)In: S. Lall (ed.), The Technological Response to Import Liberalization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Basingstoke: Macmillan (1999) 

“Import Liberalisation and Industrial Performance: Theory and Evidence” (with Sanjaya Lall), in: S. Lall (ed.), The Technological Response to Import Liberalization in Sub-Saharan Africa, Basingstoke: Macmillan (1999) 

“Import Liberalization and Industrial Performance: The Conceptual Underpinnings”In: S. Lall, Competitiveness, Technology and Skills, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2001) 

“‘Opening Up’ and Industrial Development: Some Conceptual Issues” (with Sanjaya Lall), Development and Change, July 1998 

“James and Khan’s ‘Technological Systems and Development’”Economic Journal, February 2000 

Recent Conference Papers
The Political Economy of the Savanna 

Social Science History Association (SSHA) – Economics Network

Annual Conference, Chicago (November 2004) 

The Mande Equilibrium: Traders, Smiths and States in Medieval West Africa 

Economic History Society (EHS) Annual Conference, University of Durham, England (April 2003) 

On the Limits of Computability in Economics 

International Network for Economic Method (INEM), Biennial Conference, University of Stirling, Scotland (September 2002) 


2000 University of Oxford Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) in Economics

1992 Institute of World Economics (Institut für Weltwirtschaft) University of Kiel Advanced Studies Certificate (A.S.C.) in International Economic Policy Research  

1991 University of Oxford Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Development Economics 

1990 University of Sussex at Brighton Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons.) in Economics 

Awards and Honors 

International Network for Economic Method (INEM)

INEM Prize 2004 

Faculty Honor Roll (Teaching Excellence Award) 2001-2002

Northwestern University 

Kappa Alpha Order

University of Washington

‘Professor of the Quarter’ (Fall 2003)