Lecturer at the podium

Graduate Economic History Seminars 2022-23

Seminars are in person unless othewise indicated.

Time: Wednesdays 1-2pm
Venue: PAR.LG.03 (Parish Hall)

Lent Term 2023


18 January

  • Quan Le (Princeton University)
  • Platform competition and exclusive contracts: evidence from historical news agencies

25 January

  • Jen Yu-Chien  (University of Carlos III, Madrid)
  • A comparative study of agricultural production in the United Kingdom and Taiwan from 1809 to 1818: the long-term influence of the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815

Tuesday 31 January - please note this is a change to the regular time slot and venue

  • Anna Molnar  (King’s College, London)
  • The participation and role of women in urban financial affairs of late medieval Vienna
  • Room: PAR LG.03
  • Time: 2-3pm

8 February

  • Giacomo Plevani  (University of Turin)
  •  Cities’ industrialisation and social mobility: evidence from Turin

15 February

  • Adam Dawson  (University of Oxford)
  • Piracy at the Dawn of Capitalism: Accounts from the High Court of the Admiralty 1686-1710

1 March

  • Paulo Bozzi  (Humboldt University of Berlin)
  • Towards a new fiscal contract: taxation and politics in Italy (1960-1990)

8 March

  • Charlie Udale (LSE)
  • The Purposes of Pesthouses in Early Modern England

15 March

  • Mirek Tobias Hosman  (University of Bologna and Paris City University)
  • In defence of development? The rise and fall of the Supplementary Finance Scheme at the World Bank and UNCTAD 

22 March

  • Hillary Vipond  (LSE)
  • Locating technological unemployment in 19th century Britain
  • Job market presentation

29 March

  • Roberto Ganau  (New York University)
  • Death to the bankrupts! The moral and political origins of bankruptcy legislation in early modern Europe


Michaelmas Term 2022

28 September

  • Christian Vedel (University of Southern Denmark)
  • A perfect storm and the natural endowments of trade-enabling infrastructure

05 October

  • Ziming Zhu  (LSE)
  • Like Father, Like Son? Intergenerational Immobility in England, 1851-1911

12 October

  • Victor Perez-Sanchez  (LSE)
  • Should we debase? The Castilian monetary institutional setting in the 17th century

19 October

  • Alexandra Quack  (LSE, University of Zurich)
  • Model Deidealisation in Practice: The Role of Narratives

26 October

  • Gianni Marciante  (University of Warwick)
  • When nation building goes south: draft evasion, government repression, and the origins of the Sicilian Mafia

09 November

  • Brecht Rogissart  (University of Manchester/European University Insititute)
  • Financialisation from Industrial Crisis: The Long Depression and the Belgian Financial System (1870-1914)

16 November

  • Paul Winfree  (Queen’s University, Belfast, Centre for Economic History)
  • The Long-Run Effects of Temporarily Closing Schools: Evidence from Virginia, 1870s - 1910s

23 November

  • Magnus Neubert  (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies)
  • The Socialist Experiment of Yugoslavia: Exploring the Effect of Labour-Managed Socialism on Economic Development

30 November

  • Xizi Luo  (LSE)
  • Parental Dictates: Marriage Sorting and Social Mobility in Imperial China, 1614-1854
  • Job market presentation

07 December

  • Tom Raster  (Harvard University / Paris School of Economics)
  • When Labor Scarcity Raises Coercion: Evidence from the Great Northern War Plague