Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Owl Workshop

Header image for article

Owl Workshop

This one-day workshop takes place twice a year and brings together top scholars in economic history from Oxford University, the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics.

Date: Friday 5 October
Location: Radcliffe House, University of Warwick


10.00 – 10.30

Arrival and coffee

10.30- 10.45


10.45- 11.30

James Fenske (Warwick), Pre-Colonial Warfare and Long-Run Development in India

11.30- 12.15

Brian Ahearn and Valeria Rueda (Oxford), Italian economic unification, 1861-71: A Geographic Perspective

12.15- 13.00

Jeremiah Dittmar (LSE), Economic Origins of Modern Science: Technology, Institutions, and the Market for Ideas

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 15.15

Keynote Noam Yuchtman (LSE and Berkeley) – The Analysis of Natural Experiments in History

15.15 – 16.00

Eric Melander (Warwick), Mobility and Mobilisation: Railways and the Spread of Social Movements

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.15

Wilfried Kisling (Oxford), A Microanalysis of Trade Finance: The Auslandsbanken and Brazilian coffee exports, 1880-1913

17.15 – 18.00

Karolina Hutkova (LSE), Commodity trade and the Empire: Political Economy and Silk production in Britain and Bengal, 1830s-60s


Drinks and dinner