Lecturer at the podium

Economic History Seminar

A bi-weekly seminar with guest speakers from LSE and around the globe

Room (Summer Term): NAB LG031

Time: 4.30-6pm

Organisers (2017-18) 

Dr Neil Cummins - n.j.cummins@lse.ac.uk

Dr Eric Schneider -  e.b.schneider@lse.ac.uk

Professor Joan Roses - j.r.roses@lse.ac.uk

Michaelmas Term 2017

 28 September 

  • Chris Minns, LSE
  • Technical Change and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from the Industrial Revolution.

12 October 

  • Mara Squicciarini
  • Devotion and Development: Religiosity, Education, and Economic Progress in 19th-Century France

19 October

  • Gavin Wright, Stanford
  • Slavery and Anglo-American Capitalism? Anything New?

9 November

  • Christopher Dyer, University of Leicester
  • Peasants on the move: patterns of migration in the midlands of England 1100-1500

30 November

  • Mike Anson, David Bholat, Miao Kang and Ryland Thomas
  • The Bank of England as Lender of Last Resort: New Historical Evidence from Daily Transactional Data

7 December



Lent 2018

11 January

  • Sara Horrell (Cambridge) with Jane Humphries (Oxford)
  • ‘Children's work and wages, 1270-1860’


25 January

  • Joyce Burnette (Wabash)
  • ‘Gender and Informal Learning:  Peer Effects among Late Nineteenth-Century Cigarmakers’


29 January -  Special Monday Lunchtime Seminar 11:30-13:00 (Venue: KSW 1.04)

  • Guido Alfani (Bocconi)
  • ‘Economic inequality and taxation in preindustrial Europe, 1300-1800’


8 February

  • Alice Reid (Cambridge)
  • ‘Wives and daughters: Investigating the British fertility decline using census data’


8 March

  • Bob Margo (Boston)
  • ‘Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing: A Re-Assessment’


20 March – Epstein Lecture

  • Mark Koyama (George Mason)
  • ‘Persecution & Toleration: The Long Road to Religious Freedom’

Summer  2018

26 April


  • Eugene White (Rutgers)
  • Censored Success: How to Prevent a Banking Panic, the Barings Crisis of 1890 Revisited


10 May


  • Markus Eberhardt (Nottingham)
  • Sources of market disintegration in 18th century China


24 May


  • Natacha Postel-Vinay (LSE)
  • Tax Policy and Growth: Narrative Evidence from Interwar Britain


Monday 4 June


  • Tymon Sloczynski (Brandeis)
  • Landscape Change and Market Integration in Ancient Greece: Evidence from Pollen Data
  • Time: 11:30-13:00
  • Room:  KSW.1.04