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
Alan Dye
Assistant Professor of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University
adye@barnard.edu

Susie Pak
Associate Professor of History, St. Johns University
paks1@stjohns.edu

David Weiman
Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University
dweiman@barnard.edu

Rapporteur
Divya Subramanian
dss2141@columbia.edu


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

Welcome

Meetings

10/06/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Charge Account Banking: A Study of Financial Innovation inthe 1950s
Sean H. Vanatta, Princeton University
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11/03/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Escape FDI and the Varieties of Capitalism: "A Hundred and One Ways to Leave Your Home Country"
Chris Kobrak, University of Toronto
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12/01/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Race and the Vanishing Middle Class
Peter Temin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology




02/02/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Where Local Kings Rule: Long-Term Impacts of Precolonial Institutions and Geography on Access to Public Infrastructure Services in Nigeria
Belinda Archibong, Barnard College, Columbia University




03/02/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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04/06/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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05/04/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM

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