Macrohistory Seminar – Leonardo Bursztyn (University of Chicago) Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia

Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia Through the custom of guardianship, husbands typically have the final word on their wives’ labor supply decisions in Saudi Arabia, a country with very low female labor force participation (FLFP). We provide incentivized evidence (both from an experimental sample in...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Ronan Lyons (Trinity College Dublin) Forgotten Booms and Busts: New Sale and Rental Price Indices for US Housing, 1890-1990

Forgotten Booms and Busts: New Sale and Rental Price Indices for US Housing, 1890-1990 This presentation introduces a project that will generate new housing price indices (HPIs), in both sale and rental segments, of U.S. urban housing. The full project will cover 50 cities since the end of the U.S....

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Macrohistory Seminar – Pamfili Antipa (Sciences Po) “Regimes of Fiscal and Monetary Policy in England during the French Wars (1793-1821)”. 

“Regimes of Fiscal and Monetary Policy in England during the French Wars (1793-1821)”.  The national emergency and the pressure of the French Wars (1793-1815) constrained the government and the Bank of England to an unprecedented coordination between fiscal and monetary policy during which the Bank of England also operated its...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Erik Hornung (University of Cologne). Roman Transport Network Connectivity and Economic Integration.

Roman Transport Network Connectivity and Economic Integration. We show that the creation of the first integrated pan-European transport network during Roman times influences economic integration over two millennia. Drawing on spatially highly disaggregated data on excavated Roman ceramics, we document that interregional trade was strongly influenced by connectivity within the...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Lars Lønstrup (University of Southern Denmark) The Rise and Fall of Family Size: Efficient Human Capital Investment and Fertility

The Rise and Fall of Family Size: Efficient Human Capital Investment and Fertility. This paper provides a theoretical analysis of fertility in a model where parents can increase children’s income both from investing in children’s human capital and by transferring income that derives from investment in physical capital. The analysis...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Matt Lowe (University of Bonn & Briq Institute) Types of Contact: A Field Experiment on Collaborative and Adversarial Caste Integration

Types of Contact: A Field Experiment on Collaborative and Adversarial Caste Integration Integration is a common policy used to reduce discrimination, but different types of integration may have different effects. This paper estimates the effects of two types of integration: collaborative and adversarial. I recruited 1,261 young Indian men from...

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