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OWL Workshop (Oxford, Warwick & LSE)

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OWL Workshop (Oxford, Warwick & LSE)

University of Warwick
22nd October 2021
Scarman Conference Centre

Organiser: James Fenske

Programme

This one-day workshop takes place regularly and brings together scholars in economic history from the University of Oxford, the University of Warwick, and the London School of Economics. It is an opportunity for economic historians, historians, and economists to get insights into the latest research in economic history. In addition, at each workshop an external speaker is invited to give a Keynote Address.

Programme:

10:00

Arrival and Welcome (Tea & Coffee)

10:30

James Fenske (Warwick)
“Sex Ratios in Colonial India”

11:15

Jennifer Kohler (LSE)
“Making or breaking tradition? Direct Taxation and the Institutionalisation of Gender Inequality in Colonial West Africa”

12:00

Tea/Coffee break

12:15

Eric Chaney (Oxford)
“Modern library holdings and historic city growth”

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Keynote: Jeremiah Dittmar (LSE) - ONLINE
“Pandemic Shock and Economic Divergence: Political Economy Before and After the Black Death”

15:15

Song Yuan (Warwick)
“Cultural Origins of Family Firms”

16:00

Tea/Coffee break

16:30

Victoria Gierok (Oxford)
“A long-run quantitative history of poverty in the German territories of the Holy Roman Empire, 1350-1800”

17:15

Melanie Xue (LSE)
“Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China”

18:00

Close / Dinner and Networking

This event is by invite only