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
Robert Corban
rlc2179@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

10/05/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
’War Pays for War’: Napoleon’s Practice of Plunder and Extraction: The Case of Westphalia, 1807 – 1813
Sam Mustafa, Ramapo College of New Jersey




11/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

,




12/07/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

,




02/01/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
2:00 PM

,




03/01/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

,




04/05/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

,




05/03/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

,