Lecturer at the podium

Graduate Economic History Seminars 2019-20

Seminar Day and Time: Wednesdays 13:00-14:00


Lent Term 2020: NAB 1.07

Summer Term 2020: 

Week 1 - NAB 1.07; Week 2-5 - NAB 2.04; Week 6-7 - OLD 4.10


Organisers 2019-20

  • Mario Cuenda Garcia - m.cuenda-garcia@lse.ac.uk
  • Juliana Jaramillo - j.jaramillo@lse.ac.uk
  • Sam Betteridge - s.r.betteridge@lse.ac.uk

Michaelmas 2019

02 October

  • Yan Hu (CEMFI)
  • 'Rebellion, Trade and the Rise of Cities in 19th Century China'

09 October

  • Maanik Nath (LSE),
  • 'Find Raiffeisen: The Missing Requisites for Cooperative Lending in South India 1930-1960'

16 October

  • Hendrik Steinbrecher (Technical University Dortmund)
  • 'The Fiscal Multiplier: Narrative Evidence from Interwar German Tax Changes'

October 23

  • Samuel Lordemus (University of Sheffield)
  • 'Colonial Origins and Health System Performance in the D.R. Congo'

30 October

  • Juliana Jaramillio Echeverri (LSE)
  • 'Measuring the Persistence and Mobility of Social Status in Colombia in the Long Term'


13 November

  • Sijie Hu (LSE),
  • Survival of the Confucians: Marital Fertility and Social Status in China, 1400-1900'

20 November

  • Leonard Hodges (KCL)
  • The Political Economy of Patronage: Kinship, Clientalism and the Compagnie des Indes, 1719-1761'

27 November

  • Riccardo Marchingiglio (Northwestern University)
  • 'The Employment Effect of Gender-Specific Minimum Wage'

04 December

  • Emilie Bonhoure (Université de Toulouse Capitole)
  • 'Paris-Listed Firms and Statutory Rule of Profit Allocation: What did they Promise to Pay Out to their Shareholders?'

11 December 

  • Lydia Assouad (Paris School of Economics)
  • 'Do Leaders Matter? Ataturk's Visits and Nation-Building in Turkey'


Lent 2020

22 January

  • Yang You (Harvard)
  • “Persistence Through Revolutions”

29 January

  • Thea Don-Siemion (LSE)
  • “Interwar Poland's Late Exit from Gold: A Case of Government as 'Conservative Central Banker’”

05 February

  • Matthew Curtis (UC Davis)
  • “Twins and the Trade-off: Family Size and Human Capital in Quebec 1621-1835”

12 February

  • Ziang Liu (LSE)
  • “Quantification and State Capacity in Premodern China: From Fiscal Centralism to Centralised Minimalism”

19 February

  • Maria Aleksandrova (National Research University Higher School of Economics)
  • “Practical Aspects of the Sixteenth Century English Royal Borrowing on the Antwerp Bourse”

04 March

  • Maylis Avaro (Graduate Institute of Geneva)
  • “Zombie International Currency, the Pound Sterling 1945-1971”

11 March


  • Emrah Gülsunar (Lund)
  • Parliamentary Legislation and the Decline of Fiscal-Military State during First Industrial Revolution, 1747-1832



18 March

  • Elissa Pereira (Universida de Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • “New Christian merchants and risk mitigation strategies beyond the Portuguese Inquisition: trans-imperial networks and institutional specialities in a comparative perspective (Brazil-Portugal, 1690-1770)”

25 March

  • Mimi Goodall (Oxford)
  • “17th Century Commercial Statistics and New Calculations for per capita Consumption of Sugar”


Summer 2020

27 May

  • Sijie Hu (LSE)
  • The Darwinian and the Beckerian Trade-offs of Children in Chinese Families, 1400-1900'

03 June

  • Mark Hup (UC Irvine)
  • Corvée Labor and State Expansion in Colonial Indonesia

10 June

  • Jennifer Koehler (LSE)
  • The weaker Link: Matriliny, cross-cutting ties, and civil conflict in African history'

17 June

  • Elissa Pereira (Universida de Federal do Rio de Janeiro)
  • Mercantile mobilities among New Christians: Rio de Janeiro 1700-1750

24 June

  • Conrad Copeland (University of Bristol)
  • Riding the Monsoon: Geography and Iron Age Trade in the Indian Ocean

01 July

  • Gerda Asmus (Heidelberg University)
  • State Presence and Local Economic Development: the Russian State in the Urals