Lecturer at the podium

The Epstein Lecture Series

The Epstein Lecture Series was established in 2008 in memory of Professor Stephan (Larry) Epstein to showcase the work of up-and-coming academics in the field of economic history.  

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For queries regarding the Fund, please contact Ms Viet-Anh To on v.a.to@lse.ac.uk or +44 (0)20 7955 6037.

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The Economic History Department at LSE would like to thank any donors for the consideration given to help us remember Larry in this way.

The Epstein Lecture 2016

  • Presenter: Dr Taylor Jaworski, Queen's University, Canada
  • Title: Liberty or Union: National Policies for Regional Development
  • Venue: New Academic Building NAB.LG.09 
  • Date: 19 May 2016
  • Time: 6-8pm 

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the NAB.


  • Jessica Goldberg, Department of History, UCLA
  • Title: "Re-considering risk and the ‘Maghribī traders’: Business organization and the economy in the eleventh-century Mediterranean "
  • Date and time: 6-7.30pm, 26 February 2015
  • Venue: Old Theatre


  • Ewout Frankema, (Wageningen)
  • Chaired by Professor George Gaskell, Pro-Director of the LSE
  • Title: Is Africa Growing out of Poverty?


  • Schools and Railroads: Public Goods Provisions in Colonial India
  • Latika Chaudhary (Scripps College), March 14


  • Kibbutz: the Economics of a Social Experiment
  • Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University


  • British Aid and Decolonization: 1950s-1970s
  • Dr Ichiro Maekawa, Soka University, Tokyo, March 2011