Two prominent economic historians from the Department of Economic History took part in a lively panel discussion chaired by Joachim Liese on the role of customs unions in historical perspective.
The event was attended by alumni and friends of the department, and was hosted in LSE's new Alumni Centre. Professor Albrecht Ritschl and Professor Max Schulze, both leading experts in the study of goods and capital market integration, historical business cycles and macroeconomic history, led a discussion on the role and impact of customs unions in the past. They also offered insights into the current Brexit negotiations, providing a fascinating combination of historical and contemporary analysis.
The discussion was followed by a reception where the invited guests were able to put further comments and questions to the panellists.
This was the first in a series of events that the board plans to host with the goal of connecting the work of the Department of Economic History with its alumni and friends, increasing awareness of departmental research, and creating opportunities for interaction and support.
if you are interested in the Advisory Board's aims and would like to become involved in some way, please contact Dr Peter Cirenza or Professor Max Schulze for more information.