Comparing in Markets: Practices of Real Estate Valuation in Great Britain and the German Territories, 1750 - 1950
Comparisons and economic valuations are closely linked with each other. The project examines the exact relationship between these operations. To what extent
are economic values based on practices of comparing? And if these practices change, how does that influence valuations? To approach these questions, the project focuses on property valuations
in Great Britain and the German territories between 1750 and 1950. The main assumption is that the dynamisation, differentiation and formalisation of practices of comparing in that period led
to extensive changes in the economic practice of valuation.