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Conferences and Workshops

2017 Conferences and Workshops

Workshop: Revisions in Modern Brazilian Economic History

9am-5.30pm, Wednesday 25 January 2017 

LRB 5.05 (side entrance on Portugal Street)

The LSE Economic History Department, with support from the LSE Phd Academy and the Economic History Society (EHS) invites participants to the workshop Revisions in Modern Brazilian Economic History. 

The workshop will bring together young academics and final year PhD students from UK and abroad working on modern Brazilian economic history of the 19th and 20th century, to present their research among peers and a group interested in the economic history and more generally the development of Brazil. Topics include financial history, economic development, industrialization and public finance, with researchers providing new empirical revisions of important topics both for the Brazilian literature and also to broader economic history debates. 

The workshop is open to the public. The programme is available here.

2016 Conferences and Workshops

2nd Interwar Economic History Workshop

13-14 May 2016,  Graham Wallas Room,  5th floor, Old Building

For timing please see the programme.

Keynote addresses will be given by Professor Michael Bordo (Rutgers) and Dr Olivier Accominotti.

For more information please contact interwarworkshoplse@gmail.com 

The 2016 Epstein Lecture

  • Presenter: Dr Taylor Jakorwski   
  • Title: Liberty or Union: National Policies for Regional Development
  • Venue: New Academic Building NAB.LG.09 
  • Date: 19 May 2016
  • Time: 6-8pm

Economic Change in Global History, 1500-2000

On May 27-28 the Department will host Economic Change in Global History, 1500-2000,  co-organised with the Global History and Culture Centre, University of Warwick.

For more information contact Professor Tirthankar Roy

"Too much maths, too little history: The problem of Economics" 
Tuesday 24th November, 7pm - 8.30pm,  (doors open 6.30pm)
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE


Proposition Team: Lord Robert Skidelsky, Dr. Ha-Joon Chang
Opposition Team: Professor Jörn-Steffen Pischke, Professor Francesco Caselli
Chair: Professor James Foreman-Peck

The LSE Economic History Department is proud to host a debate that critically re-evaluates the relationship between Economics and Economic History.

As one of the few academic departments world-wide devoted wholly to the study of Economic History, we encourage our students and academics alike to constantly critically appraise the methodologies used to explain how our world works. Do we use the theoretical and econometric method to create models and distil the complexities of human nature to efficiently test hypotheses? Or do we use the historical and empirical process of considering all factors to provide a more holistic explanation?

This debate also offers an opportunity to explore the fact that Economics is an art as much as a science. Whilst Economics does heavily rely on the use of assumptions, simplifications and models to produce measurable results, it is far from static. Economics is also a craft about choosing the relevant models applicable to the circumstances. Indeed, history can play a critical role here.

This event was initiated and developed by the LSESU Economic History and Economics Societies.