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Virtual Economic History Seminar

Virtual Economic History Seminar

Following the Spring 2020 seminars co-organised by Petra Moser, Katherine Eriksson and Melissa Thomasson, we will continue meeting on Mondays 11-noon Vancouver / 2-3pm Boston / 7-8pm London. Follow us on Twitter

Call for papers Spring 2021

Sep. 21
Petra Moser
Women in Science. Lessons from the Baby Boom
(with Scott Kim) -- recording here
Sep. 28
Kilian Huber

Are Bigger Banks Better? Firm-level Evidence from Germany
-- recording here

Oct. 5
Pauline Grosjean

Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Heroism on Autocratic Values and Nazi Collaboration in France
(with Julia Cagé, Anna Dagorret and Saumitra Jha) -- recording here

Oct. 12
Christian Dippel

O Captain! My Captain! Leadership and Team Cohesion in the Union Army
(with Andreas Ferrara) -- recording here

Oct. 19
Michael Makowsky

Firearms and Violence Under Jim Crow
(with Patrick Warren) -- recording here

Oct. 26
Ruixue Jia

The Nexus of Elites and War Mobilization: An Empirical Investigation
(with Ying Bai and Jiaojiao Yang) -- recording here

Nov. 2

Student session 1-3pm New York

Discrimination and Media Diversity: Historical Evidence from U.S. Radio Stations
by Lena Song (NYU)

Within-Group Heterogeneity in a Multi-Ethnic Society
by Miriam Artiles (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Public Goods Under Financial Distress: Evidence from Cities in the Great Depression
by Pawel Janas (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern) -- recording here

Public good or public “bad”? Indigenous institutions, nation-building, and the demand for road infrastructure in Mexico
by Eduardo Hidalgo (University of Cologne) -- recording here (from min 31)

Nov. 9
Nico Lacetera

Does Scientific Progress Affect Cultural Change? A Digital Text Analysis
(with Michela Giorcelli and Astrid Mariononi) -- recording here

Nov. 16
Benjamin Marx

J'Accuse! Antisemitism and Financial Markets in the Time of the Dreyfus Affair
(with Quoc-Anh Do, Roberto Galbiati and Miguel A. Ortiz Serrano) -- recording here

Nov. 23
Diana Van Patten

Multinationals, Monopsony and Local Development: Evidence from the United Fruit Company
(with Esteban Méndez-Chacón)

Nov. 30
Ömer Özak

Borderline Disorder: (De Facto) Historical Ethnic Borders and Contemporary Conflict in Africa
(with Emilio Depetris-Chauvin)

Dec. 7
Luis Martinez

Technocratic Autocracy, Higher Education and Social Mobility
(with Maria Angelica Bautista, Felipe Gonzaléz, Pablo Munoz and Mounu Prem)

Dec. 14
Sutanuka Roy

British Colonial Gender Reform and Human Capital Investment
(with Hiu F. Tam)

Co-organised with Bitsy Perlman and Felipe Valencia Caicedo