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Graduate Economic History Seminars 2020-21

All seminars will be online in Michaelmas Term. 

Seminars are held on Wednesdays 13:00-14:00

Organisers 2020-21

LSE Economic Master's Students - if you would like to attend the online MT 2020 seminars please sign up using the form below:

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Graduate Economic History Seminars 2020-21

Summer Term 2021

5 May

  • Felix Schaff (LSE)
  • The Unequal Spirit of the Protestant Reformation: Religious Confession and Wealth Distribution in Early Modern Germany

12 May

  • Marcos Salgado (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
  • Personal Connections in Bureaucracies. Evidence from the Spanish Empire

19 May

Juan Rivas Moreno (LSE)

Long-distance trade finance & institutional formation in Spanish Manila, 1668-1838


26 May

  • Elisabeth Kempter (University of Tübingen)
  • Educational Gender Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Long-Term Perspective

2 June

  • Sonia Schifano (University of Luxembourg)
  • A Century of Divergence: Property and Social Mobility in Dudelange, Luxembourg (1766-1872)

9 June

  • Yitong (Nora) Qiu (LSE)
  • Power and Identity of Manchu and Mongol Elites in Qing China:  A Study of Household Economies by Means of Confiscation Inventory Lists 1700-1912

16 June

  • Song Yuan (University of Warwick)
  • The Cultural Origin of Family Firms (Joint with Jian Xie)


Michaelmas 2020

30 September 

  • Ezra Karger (University of Chicago)
  • “The Long-Run Effect of Public Libraries on Children: Evidence from the Early 1900s”

7 October 

  • Iris Fu (University of California Los Angeles)
  • “Intergenerational Transmission of Wealth Loss: Evidence from the Freedman's Bank”

14 October

  • Ivan Luzardo-Luna (LSE)
  • “How important is regional polarisation in structural unemployment? The case of deindustrialisation in interwar Britain”

21 October 

  • Felix Kersting (Humboldt University Berlin)
  • “When Autocrats Fail: Bismarcks’s Struggle against the Socialists”

28 October 

  • Xanthi Tsoukli (University of Southern Denmark)
  • “The Return of the King. Political Polarization and Female Labor Force Participation” 

4 November (Reading Week Special Seminar – non compulsory)

  • Alfonso Carballo-Perez (Bocconi University)
  • “When did the Little Divergence in Europe Begin?”

11 November

  • Henning Bovenkerk (University of Münster)
  • “Cortun, Boomsiede and Sarßen: Cotton textiles in rural households of Northwestern Germany, 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries” 

18 November

  • Emelyn Rude (University of Cambridge)
  • “The Shrimp-Oyster Transition in American Cookery”

25 November

  • Tang Cheng (LSE)
  • “A Bibliometric Study on Early Microeconometrics at Cambridge and Wisconsin”

2 December 

  • Benjamin Schneider (University of Oxford)
  • “Technological Change and the Inequality of Jobs: American Transport, 1750–1860” 

9 December

  • Safya Morshed (LSE)
  • “Merciful Tyrants: Explaining Rebel Forgiveness and State Capacity with the case of Mughal India (1555-1707)“

Lent 2021


20 January


  • Robert Venyige, University of Michigan
  • The Road from Serfdom: Property Rights and the End of the Feudal Economic System


27 January


  • Matthew Curtis, UC Davis
  • The her in inheritance: marriage and mobility in Quebec 1800–1970


3 February 


  • Kalle Kappner, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Dense, Diverse and Healthy? Mixed–Income Housing and the Spread of Urban Epidemics


10 February


  • Alka Raman, LSE
  • Indian cotton textiles and technological evolution in the British cotton industry


17 February


  • Marco Molteni, University of Oxford
  • Financial development gone wrong? Expansion and distress in Italy (1918-1936)


24 February


  • Lukas Rosenberger, Ludwig-Maximilians University München
  • Invention, Technology diffusion, and the Beginning of Modern Economic Growth in France and Britain


3 March


  • Mario Cuenda Garcia, LSE
  • Fiscal capacity in Spain: new evidence from taxation disparities across provinces, 1904-1925




10 March


  • Juliana Jaramillo, LSE
  • Fertility behavior during the fertility transition: Evidence from 1970 Colombia


17 March


  • Mario Cannella, Northwestern
  • The Political Legacy of Nazi Annexation


24 March


  • Josh Banerjee, LSE
  • North Sea Oil and the Fortunes of British Manufacturing: Black Gold, or Fool's Gold


31 March


  • Andrea Ramazzotti, LSE
  • The Great Disconnect. Wage differentials and educational attainment in Italy between Golden Age and decline