Macrohistory Seminar – Stephen Broadberry (University of Oxford)

“Growing, shrinking and long run economic performance: historical perspectives on economic development” with John Wallis (University of Maryland). Using annual data from the thirteenth century to the present, we show that improved long run economic performance has occurred primarily through a decline in the rate and frequency of shrinking, rather...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark)

“A Land ‘of Milk and Butter’: The Role of Elites for the Economic Development of Denmark” joint with: Peter Sandholt Jensen (University of Southern Denmark), Markus Lampe (Vienna University of Economics and Business) and Christian Volmar Skovsgaard (University of Southern Denmark) We explore the role of historical elites for development...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Imran Rasul (University College London)

Delivery Agents, Social Ties and Group Identity: “Theory and Evidence from a Two-Layered Field Experiment”, joint with Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Robin Burgess (LSE), Erika Deserranno (Kellogg Northwestern), Ricardo Morel (BRAC) and Munshi Sulaiman (BRAC & StC) Individuals can have social preferences defined over their friends or share some group identity...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Sara Lowes (Bocconi University)

Mistrust in Medicine: The Legacy of Colonial Medical Campaigns in Central Africa We examine how historical experiences with modern medicine affect present day engagement with the health sector by examining the legacy of French colonial medical campaigns. Between 1921 and 1958, the French military organized medical campaigns to treat and...

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