Lecturer at the podium

Economic History Seminar 2020-21

Organisers (2020-21) 

Dr Jordan Claridge - j.claridge@lse.ac.uk

Professor Sara Horrell - s.h.horrell@lse.ac.uk

Professor Max-Stefan Schulze - m.s.schulze@lse.ac.uk

Seminars are online, starting 16:30-18:00 UK time

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Seminars - Summer Term 2021


06 May

  • Spike Gibbs (LSE)
  • Lord, state and community: local governance in England, 1300-1650

 13 May

  • Federica Carugati (King's College, London)
  • State Capacity and Organizational Learning in Classical Greece

 20 May

  • Joe Day (Bristol)
  • Did regional cultures slow nineteenth-century British urbanisation? Evidence from the individual-level 1851-1911 census returns

27 May

  • Teresa da Lopes Silva (York )
  • Unbundling the brand: Differentiation and the Law in the Brazilian South American Tea Industry

03 June

  • Claudia Rei (Warwick)
  • Priests and Postmen: historical origins of national identity

 10 June

  • Ian Gazeley (LSE)
  • British Living Standards 1790-1960

17 June

  • Guillaume Yon (LSE )
  •  TBA

Lent Term 2021

Lent Term 2021

21 January

  • David Edgerton, KCL
  • The United Kingdom’s disappearing wartime imports 1939-1945: a statistical, ideological, and historiographical accounting

28 January

  • Markus Lampe, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Winners and Losers from Enclosure: Evidence from Danish Land Inequality 1682-1895

4 February

  • Alex Klein, University of Kent
  • Transport Costs in the Age of Highways: Measurement and Spatial Patterns, United States 1955-2010

11 February

  • Ariell Zimran, Vanderbilt
  • Like an Ink Blot on Paper: Testing the Diffusion Hypothesis of Mass Migration, Italy 1876-1920.

18 February 

  • Sybille Lehmann-Hasemeyer, University of Hohenheim
  • 120 years of going public - IPOs on German stock exchanges

4 March

  • Alice Evans (King's College, London)
  • How did East Asia overtake South Asia?

11 March

  • Romola Davenport, Cambridge
  • The surprising efficacy of public health interventions in the early stages of the mortality transition in England: an evolutionary perspective on non-linearities in the relationship between public health investments and health outcomes      

18 March

  • Alice Kügler, UCL
  • The Responsiveness of Inventing: Evidence from a Patent Fee Reform

25 March

Epstein Lecture 2021 - No seminar  


1 April

  • Lisbeth Rodrigues, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, University of Lisbon
  • Historical Gender Discrimination Does Not Explain Comparative Western European Development: Evidence from Portugal, 1300-1900

Michaelmas Term 2020

October 15

  • Dr Mikolaj Malinowski (University of Groningen)
  • Incredible commitment; Inequality and consensus-making in the largest parliamentary state in Europe’s history

October 22

  • Professor Andrew Seltzer (Royal Holloway and LSE) with Jonathan Wadsworth (Royal Holloway)
  • The Impact of Public Transportation and Commuting on Urban Labour Markets: Evidence from the New Survey of London Life and Labour, 1929-32

October 29

  • Dr Nuno Palma (University of Manchester)
  • Comparative European Institutions and the Little Divergence, 1385-1800

November 12

  • Professor Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck, University of London)
  • The Unequal Future of Consumption

November 19

  • Professor Mark Bailey (University of East Anglia)
  • The Black Death and the origins of the Little Divergence in England 1348-1400

November 26

  • Dr Alex Klein (University of Kent)
  •  TBA

December 3

  • The Great Convergence: Skill Premiums in Africa and Asia, 1870-2010
  • Marlous van Waijenburg (Harvard Business School)

 December 10

  • Leticia Arroyo Abad (CUNY)
  • Blame it on the Governor? Retrospective voting in the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic in the United States