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Research Seminar

Economic History, Growth & Development

Welcome to our research seminar! The following senior researchers are involved in the seminar:

Prof. Börner, Prof. Fertig, Prof. Grieben, Prof. Kopsidis   

Given the current situation (Corana), the seminar takes place online at 15:30. In case of questions, please contact Dr. Hakon Albers ()

We are happy to have the following presenters this term:

DatePresenterTitle
04. November 2021

Dr. Matthias Mertens   

(IWH Halle Institute of Economic Research)   

European firm concentration and aggregate productivity   

18. November 2021

Ass. Prof. José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, PhD (Yale University)   

Playing Checkers in Chinatown   

02. December 2021

Prof. Dr. Alexander Moradi   

(University of Bozen-Bolzano)   

Ethnic Homogenization and Public Goods: Evidence from Kenya’s Land Reform Program

16. December 2021

Prof. Dr. Markus Ludwig (University of Braunschweig)   

Bronze Age Trade, Elite Formation and Civilization

13. January 2022

Prof. Dr. Mark Spoerer (University of Regensburg)   

State power, state capacity and economic growth: Germany in the "long" 19th century

27. January 2022

Prof. Sibylle Lehmann-Hasemeyer, PhD   

(University of Hohenheim)   

t.b.a.

10. February 2022

Prof. Dr. Gerben Bakker (London School of Economics)   

t.b.a.

In the summer term 2021, we had the following presenters (all online due to corona pandemic):

In the winter term 2020/21, we had the following presenters (all online due to corona pandemic):

DatePresenterTitle
12. Nov. 2020

Dr. Charlotte Bartels, DIW Berlin   

The distribution of wealth in Germany, 1895-2018   

26.Nov. 2020

Ass. Prof. Dr. Christian Ochsner, CERGE-EI Prague   

Mobilizing history   

10. Dec. 2020

Prof. Paul Sharp, PhD, University of Southern Denmark   

The Sleeping Giant Who Left for America: The Determinants and Impact of Danish Emigration During the Age of Mass Migration
14. Jan. 2021

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pfister, University of Münster   

The economic geography of Germany, 1500-1850: Effects of market integration and state formation on the size and spatial distribution of cities

28. Jan. 2021

Prof. Saumitra Jha, PhD (Stanford GSB)   

Swords into Bank Shares    

11. Feb. 2021

Prof. Jared Rubin, PhD (Chapman University)   

Political Legitimacy and the Institutional Foundations of Constitutional Government: The Case of England

Given the Corona virus situation in the summer term 2020, we had to postpone all scheduled presentations.

In the winter term 2019/20, we had the following presenters visiting us:

DatePresenterTitle
14.11.2019Market Design and Long-Run Economic Growth: An Interacted VAR Analysis for Pre-Modern City Data
28.11.2019
12.12.2019Liquidity and stock issues at the Berlin Stock Exchange, 1898–1913
09.01.2020Finding the right balance: The case of Dutch loan funds, 1850-1920
The paper is joint work with Amaury de Vicq (Utrecht University).
16.01.2020Losing the Gains from Trade. Evidence from the Trade Multiplier of the Great Depression
30.01.2020The Deep Roots of Rebellion: Evidence from the Irish Revolution

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