University Economic History Seminar Schedule
Emily Erikson, Yale University
Negotiating Uncertainty with Social Ties in Early-Modern Overseas Trade (with Sampsa Samila)
Mary Tone Rodgers, SUNY-Oswego
How the Bank of France Changed U.S. Equity Expectations and Ended the Panic of 1907 (with James E. Payne)
Andrew Bossie, CUNY Queens Rethinking the WWII Economy: The Welfare Effects of WWII and the Role of Household Demand in the Postwar Boom
Feb 6 Noel Johnson, George Mason University From the Persecuting to the Protective State? Jewish Expulsions from 1100 to 1800
Kim Phillips-Fein, New York University
Leah Boustan, UCLA and New York University
Richard R. John, Columbia University
Projecting Power Overseas: The 1863 Paris Postal Conference, the American Civil War, and the Creation of International Communications Networks
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.