Seminars

  • Founded
    1969
  • Seminar Number
    503

The concerns of this seminar are wide-ranging in time, place, and method. Emphasis is on European and American economic growth and development from feudal times to the present, with a growing representation of 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.


Meeting Schedule

10/03/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The Development of Coercive Labor Laws in the British Cape Colony
Kara Dimitruk, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)




11/07/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Separate but Dead: Measuring the Morality Burdens of Jim Crow
Wright Kennedy, Columbia University




12/05/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The Frail Bonds of Liberalism: Pensions, Schools, and the Unraveling of Fiscal Mutualism in Midcentury New York
Sean Vanatta, New York University




02/06/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
TBA
Paul Rhode, University of Michigan




03/05/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The Absolution of History: Cuban Living Standards after Sixty Years of Revolutionary Rule
John Devereux, Queens College, CUNY




04/02/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
TBA
Dan Bogart, University of California, Irvine




05/07/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Hamilton versus Jackson: The Rise and Fall of the Second Bank of the United States
David Weiman, Barnard College, Columbia University