Economic History

  • Founded
    1969
  • Seminar Number
    503

The concerns of this seminar are wide ranging in time, place, and method. Emphasis is on the logic of European and American economic growth from feudal times forward with regular, but less frequent, contributions on Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Topics range from microeconomic studies of firms undergoing rapid technical change and households changing their interaction between home and market to more macroeconomic topics concerned with national and regional economic growth performance, the economics of imperialism, and the political economy of the Great Depression. Given the breadth of the seminar’s membership and interests, comparative economic history is often a central element in seminar discussions. Pre-circulation of papers permits vigorous discussion.

Seminar Website


Co-Chairs
Professor Alan Dye
adye@barnard.edu

Professor Susie Pak
paks1@stjohns.edu

Professor David Weiman
dweiman@barnard.edu

Rapporteur
David Lerer
dsl2160@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/04/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
What have the Americans Ever Done for Us? U.S. intervention and public goods in Latin America, 1895-1929 (co-authored with Noel Maurer)
Leticia Arroyo Abad, Queens College, CUNY




11/01/2018 Milstein Center, Room 912, Barnard College
7:30 PM
Censorship, Family Planning, and the British Demographic Transition
Walker Hanlon, New York University




Notes: Paper co-authored with Brian Beach
12/13/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Banking on Slavery in the Antebellum American South
Sharon Murphy, Providence College




02/07/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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03/07/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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04/04/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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05/02/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM

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