Luise is a PhD researcher in Economic History at the European University Institute, Florence. She holds a BA in History from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and an MSc in History from the University of Edinburgh. Her current research focuses on the declining markets using the case study of the disappearing horse markets in the UK between the 1870s and 1950s. She is interested in processes of transforming and declining markets as well as its impact on individual actors. Other fields of interest include: global trade flows, capitalism, the history of economic ideas, and sport history.