The Financial History Network is pleased to announce the Fall/Winter program for its 2020-2021 Financial History Webinar Series. The webinar sessions will take place throughout the academic year 2020-2021 on Mondays on Zoom at 5pm CET. It is possible to register on the Network’s Eventbrite page or the dedicated links to each session below. To receive the papers discussed, reminders of our sessions, and follow-up discussions of the issues raised during the webinar sessions, please fill in the form here.
Full programme available here
Macro History Webinars
The Graduate Institute Geneva and a consortium of twenty-four other institutions (amongst which Banque de France, LSE, and Harvard University) are launching the International Macro History Online Seminar (IMHOS) series. The papers and sign-up form for Zoom can be found on the seminar website here
The seminars will run from 23 September to 9 December 2020 and take place on-line every Wednesday, 5pm CET.
Sep 23: Niall Ferguson, Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Gray Rhinos: The World War of 1914-1918 and the Pandemic of 2020-?
Sep 30: Ali Kabiri, Harold James, John Landon-Lane, David Tuckett, Rickard Nyman, The Role of Sentiment in the Economy of the 1920s
Oct 07: Neil Cummins, Hidden Wealth
Oct 14: Marc Flandreau, How Vulture Investors Draft Constitutions: North and Weingast 30 years Later
Oct 21: Morgan Kelly, Understanding Persistence
Oct 28: Francesca Trivellato, When Property Rights Are Not Enough: Lessons from Renaissance Florence
Nov 04: Caroline Fohlin and Stephanie Collet, The Berlin Stock Exchange in the ‘Great Disorder’
Nov 11: Amanda Gregg, Steven Nafziger, Corporate Finance of Industry in a Developing Economy: Panel Evidence from Imperial Russia
Nov 18: Erik Bengtsson, Enrico Rubolino, Daniel Waldenstrom, What Determines the Capital Share over the Long Run of History?
Nov 25: Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Vladimir Rodriguez-Caballero, Growth, war and pandemics: Europe in the very long-run
Dec 02: Mark Carlson, Sergio Correia, Stephan Luck, The Effects of Banking Competition on Growth and Financial Stability: Evidence from the National Banking Era
Dec 09: Kris Mitchener, Gary Richardson, Contagion of fear
Young Scholars Initiative (YSI): Graduate Seminars in Economic History
The Young Scholar Initiative is launching the new season of its YSI Economic history graduate seminar: one-hour online talks with discussion, free to everyone to sign up and participate. It will be a good way for economic history graduate students to stay in touch and make everybody feel more energized and motivated. This would also be the occasion to get feedback on your ongoing work. It also aims to make up for all the cancelled conferences and seminars where we would have tested our research.If you are interested to attend in the webinar please register at this link.
The program is as follows:
Sept 29: Ezra Karger, The University of Chicago, The Long-Run Effect of Public Libraries on Children: Evidence from the Early 1900s
Oct 13: Alejandro Ayuso, Carlos III University, Winners of Japanese colonization in Manchuria 1907-1945
Oct 27: Katherine Hauck, University of Arizona, Farm Production in Purchased and Homesteaded Farms in Kansas, circa 1870
Nov 10: Adam Frost, Harvard University, Entrepreneurial transformation of socialist China
Nov 24: Vitantonio Mariella, Sapienza University, Tenancy contracts and social capital at the origins of the North-South divide in Italy
Dec 08: Vincent Delabastita, KU Leuven, The Feudal Origins of Manorial Prosperity in 11th-century England
Jan 12: Iris Fu, University of California, Los Angeles, Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth Loss: Evidence from the Freedman’s Bank
Jan 26: Damian Clavel, Oxford University, A Miskitu Loan in the City of London?
Virtual Economic History Seminar
The University of Warwick has launched an online webinar series on Mondays 8-9pm CET. Here is the programme, all information here:
British Colonial Gender Reform and Human Capital Investment
(with Hiu F. Tam)
Colloquia Doctoralia: post doc webinars in history of economics
8 October, h15 CET Manfredi Alberti, “L’economia italiana nella ‘crisi’ degli anni Settanta” (in Italian)
22 October, h15 CET Michele Bee, “The pleasure of exchange: Adam Smith’s third kind of love”
5 November, h15 CET Cosma Emilio Orsi, “Economic thought and social institutions in Eighteenth century England”
20 November, h15 CET Alice Martini, “A historical overview on the theories of saving and economic growth: from classical thinkers to the ‘wealth theories’ of the 1950s”
3 December, h15 CET Paolo Silvestri, “Tax Justice and Reciprocity: The Two Tales of (One) Benefit Principle”
11 December, h15 CET Gianraimondo Farina, “Il sistema del dare in un’area rurale della Sardegna del XVIII° secolo. Fra riformismo e restaurazione: i monti frumentari e granatici nella regia contea del goceano (1726-1827)” (in Italian)