Jasper Kunstreich first studied Law, History, and Political Science at the University of Heidelberg, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. He was a fellow at the Studienkolleg zu Berlin, a joint initiative of the Studienstiftung, the Hertie Foundation, and the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. He went on to do a Masters in Economic and Social History at the University of Oxford and stayed on there for his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Avner Offer and Prof. Joshua Getzler. His doctoral thesis focused on the social and legal aspects of bankruptcies in Germany 1815–1877, with a focus on local legal habits and economic development of that time. Kunstreich has received scholarships and prizes from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, the British Economic and Social Research Council, the Scatcherd Scholarship Oxford, St. John's College Oxford, the Economic History Society, and the German Academic Exchange Service. Since 2016 he is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, with a focus on economic law history and institutional economics.