Seminars: Economic History

Seminar in Economic History

Term:   Spring 2021
Location: Zoom

Meeting Time:   Friday  1:15 pm - 2:45 pm (*9am for guests from Asia)


Intended for students writing dissertations related to economic history themes and/or methodology and for others with interests in economic history. Discusses research papers presented by scholars at Harvard and elsewhere.

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Past Seminars in Economic History

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No Seminar: Department Job Market

No speaker

Feb. 5

No Seminar: Wellness Day

No speaker


Leander Heldring (Kellogg School, Northwestern University)

"The Long-Run Impact of the Dissolution of the English Monasteries"


Nathan Nunn (Harvard University)

"Transhumant Pastoralism, Climate Change, and Conflict in Africa"


Pauline Grosjean (University of New South Wales)

"Heroes and Villains: The Effects of Combat Heroism on Autocratic Values and Nazi Collaboration in France"

Mar. 5

Marcella Alsan (Harvard University)

"Understanding the Success of the Know-Nothing Party"


Diana Van Patten (Princeton University and Harvard University)

"Multinationals, Monopsony and Local Development: Evidence from the United Fruit Company"


No Seminar

No speaker

Mar.26 9am*

Kensuke Teshima (Hitotsubashi University)

"From Samurai to Skyscrapers: How Historical Lot Fragmentation Shapes Tokyo"

Apr. 2

No Seminar

No speaker

Apr. 9 Marlous van Waijenburg (Harvard Business School) "The Great Convergence: Skill Premiums in Africa and Asia, c. 1870-2010"

Apr.16 9am*

Hans Tung (National Taiwan University) "The Transitional Justice Commission and Taiwan's Martial Law Trials"
Apr.23 Elias Papaioannou (London Business School)

"Colonial Concessions"