Economic History Academic Events and Lectures 2020-21

Events 2020-21

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Migration: Past lessons, today's challenges, future issues
Online event, March 17 2021, 17:00-18:30 

Can evidence from episodes of historical and contemporary migration inform current policy debates and help identify new areas of interest for the future?

This online panel comprises Professor Chris Minns (LSE)  and Alex Nowrasteh (Cato Institute), pictured left, and is moderated by Dr Peter Cirenza

More details, including how to register are on this page: Migration: past lessons, today's challenges, future issues


150 Years of Racial Inequality in the US: From Emancipation Through Today 

Lecturer: Dr Marianne Wanamaker (University of Tennessee)
Chair: Professor Joan Roses
Date and time: 25 March, 5.30-7.30pm

The post-Civil War South was replete with limits on black economic mobility, and understanding our current inequality struggles requires understanding the origin of these differences in the Reconstruction South. Dr. Wanamaker’s presentation will document the patterns of racial inequality from 1865 through today. 

Marianne Wanamaker is an associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee. Her research centers on the economic history of minority groups in the U.S. labor market, especially the experience of Black men. She serves as co-editor in chief at Explorations in Economic History and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, at IZA, and at Stellenbosch University.

Full details of the 2021 Epstein Lecture, including how to register, are here: 2021 Epstein Lecture



Reflections on Bearmarkets
Simon Brewer, Morgan Stanley
December 2, 12-1pm.

Alum Simon Brewer will talk about the important cyclical and structural bear markets in asset classes, ranging from equities to commodities and currencies.  He will also examine the historic parallels, pointing to the predictability of human behaviour when confronted with the polarities of fear and greed.

Details and how to register are on this page: Reflections on Bearmarkets

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Public Online Event

Absent Management in Banking: How Banks Fail And Cause Financial Crisis

Presenter: Christian Dinesen (Dinesen Associates)
Moderator: Dr Olivier Accominotti
Chair: Dr Natacha Postel Vinay

In this public online event, Christian Dinesen will be in discussion with Dr Olivier Accominotti about his recent book, 'Absent Management in Banking', which explores the history of management in banking and its impact on global financial crises. 

Full details of this event, including how to register, can be found here: Absent Management in Banking


Forthcoming Events:

  • Epstein Lecture 2021
  • Full details to be confirmed.