University Seminar in Economic History
University Economic History Seminar Schedule
Nov 5 Dan Bogart, UC-Irvine
Transport and Urban Growth in the First Industrial Revolution (with Eduard J. Alvarez-Palau, Oliver Dunn, Max Satchell, and Leigh Shaw Taylor)
Feb 4 John Clegg,
University of Chicago
Slavery’s Carceral Legacy Mar 4
Utah State University
Investing in State Capacity: Haiti, 1932-1949
The seminars will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 PM EST on Zoom. (NOTE the change in time and format). You must register (that is, RSVP) in advance with our rapporteur, Robert Corban, to receive an invitation with the Zoom link and passcode.
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.