University Economic History Seminar Schedule
Leticia Arroyo Abad, Queens College, CUNY
Walker Hanlon, NYU
Censorship, Family Planning, and the British Demographic Transition (joint with Brian Beach)
Sharon Murphy, Providence College
Banking on Slavery in the Antebellum American South
Feb 7 Marcelo Bucheli, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Caffeinated Memories: The Creation of Historical Narratives as Public Goods: Evidence from the Colombian Coffee Industry Mar 7 Emilie Connolly, NYU
Johannes Norling, Mt. Holyoke College
Demographic Consequences of Natural Disasters
Meetings take place at the Columbia University Faculty House 7:30-9:00 pm. Before the seminar, we assemble at the Faculty House for drinks (5:45-6:30pm) and dinner (6:30-7:30). RSVP is 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.