Tobias Lunde is a PhD student in Economic History and a member of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, and Fitzwilliam College. Before his PhD, Tobias studied for an MA and MSc in economics at the Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh respectively, focusing on economic history, econometrics and epistemological issues relating to how we study and understand society and the economy.
His thesis project is the first country-wide statistical study of the Scottish agricultural and industrial revolutions. It combines data from a wide range of quantitative and qualitative sources and introduces novel approaches to quantitative history to study the transformation of Scotland. This involves using a range of digital and statistical methods, from search indexing and extracting information from large text corpuses and digital cartography, to non/semi-parametric and spatial multivariate statistics and the systematic description and visualisation of large, complex datasets using geometric data analysis.