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
Alan Dye
adye@barnard.edu

Susie Pak
paks1@stjohns.edu

David Weiman
dweiman@barnard.edu

Rapporteur
Rohan Niraj Shah
rns2143@columbia.edu

Meeting Schedule

10/05/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University / Zoom
7:30 PM
WWII Contract Spending and Labor and Capital Income
Andrew Bossie, New Jersey City University




11/02/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University / Zoom
7:30 PM
Schwartz Cheap Grocery: Jews and the Live Poultry Trade, 1880-1945
Roger Horowitz, University of Delaware




12/07/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University / Zoom
7:30 PM
Weathering life's problems: Living standards and income inequality in 20th century Burkina Faso
Thomas Zuber, Columbia University




02/01/2024 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Women and the Econometrics of Family Trees, co-written with Joseph P. Ferrie and Christopher Vickers
José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, Yale University




03/07/2023 Faculty House, Columbia University / Zoom
7:30 PM
TBD
Murat Iplikci, Columbia Center for Turkish Studies




04/04/2024 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
TBD
Susie Pak, St. John's University




05/02/2024 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
TBD
Gavin Wright, Stanford University