Seminars: Economic History

  Economic History ................................................................................................................................
Term:  Fall 2020
Location: Seminars will be held via Zoom in Fall 2020
Meeting Time: Friday  1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Description: 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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DATE SPEAKER  TITLE  

Sept. 11

Economic History Association Meetings

No seminar this week

Sept. 18

Marco Tabellini (HBS)

"The Seeds of Ideology: Historical Immigration and Political Preferences in the United States" (with Paola Guiliano, UCLA Anderson)

Sept. 25 Joint with Labor

Leah Boustan (Princeton University)

"Streets of Gold: Immigration and the American Dream Over Two Centuries" (with Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University)

Oct. 2

Desmond Ang (HKS)

"The Birth of a Nation"

Oct. 9

Thomas Chaney (Sciences Po, Paris)

"Immigration, Innovation, and Growth"

Oct. 16

Jeremiah Dittmar (London School of Economics)

"The Research University, Invention, and Industry: Evidence from German History"

Oct. 23

Guo Xu (UC, Berkeley, Haas)

"The Costs of Employment Segregation: Evidence from the Federal Government under Wilson"

Oct. 30

Noam Yuchtman (London School of Economics)

TBA

Nov. 6

No speaker

Seminar is on vacation; Economic History Graduate Workshop is not.

Nov. 13

Belinda Archibong (Barnard College)

"Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration"

Nov. 20

Dan Gross (Duke University, Fuqua)

"Inventing the Endless Frontier: The Effects of the World War II Research Effort on Post-war Innovation" (with Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University)

Nov. 27

Thanksgiving

No meeting this week.