University Economic History Seminar Schedule
Sam A. Mustafa, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Vellore Arthi, University of Essex
Estimating the Recession-Mortality Relationship When Migration Matters (Joint with Brian Beach & Walker Hanlon)
Natalia Mora-Sitja, University of Cambridge
Feb 1 Joshua Rosenbloom, Iowa State University The Economic Origins of the Postwar Southern Elite Mar 1 Alan Dye, Barnard College
Property Rights in Land and the Extent of Settlement in Dutch South Africa, 1652-1750 (with Sumner La Croix)
Louis Hyman, ILR School, Cornell University
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.