University Economic History Seminar Schedule
Christopher Hanes, SUNY-Binghamton
Wage Rigidity during the Great Depression (with John A. James)
Mary Tone Rodgers, SUNY-Oswego
Lehman College, CUNY
The Strange Death of Mercantilist England: Gold and Protectionism, 1815-1846
Feb 5 Lee Alston
University of Colorado at Boulder
Beliefs, Leadership and Economic Development: Making the Critical Transition
Queens College CUNY
Meetings take place at the Columbia University Faculty House 7:30-9:00 pm. We have also have drinks 5:30-6:30 and dinner 6:30-7:30. (rsvp required for dinner).
The concerns of this seminar are wide ranging in time, place, and method. Emphasis is on the logic of European and American economic growth from feudal times forward with regular, but less frequent, contributions on Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Topics range from microeconomic studies of firms undergoing rapid technical change and households changing their interaction between home and market to more macroeconomic topics concerned with national and regional economic growth performance, the economics of imperialism, and the political economy of the Great Depression. Given the breadth of the seminar’s membership and interests, comparative economic history is often a central element in seminar discussions. Pre-circulation of papers permits vigorous discussion.