Bonn Macrohistory Webinar– Sofie Waltl ( Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research – LISER). Title : “Tracking Owners’ Sentiments: Subjective Home Values, Expectations and House Price Dynamics”.

Tracking Owners’ Sentiments: Subjective Home Values, Expectations and House Price Dynamics Economic theory predicts that expectations on future house price growth are related to the current price of a house. We test this relationship for the supply side of the secondary housing market using micro data that links individual expectations...

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Bonn Macrohistory Webinar– Pablo Martinelli (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). Title : “Risk management in traditional agriculture: intercropping in Italian wine production”.

“Risk management in traditional agriculture: intercropping in Italian wine production” joint with Giovanni Federico (NYU Abu Dhabi). This paper investigates the causes of the traditional practice of intercropping – i.e., of scattering vines across fields rather than concentrating them in specialized vineyards. We interpret it as a risk management strategy...

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Bonn Macrohistory Webinar – Alina Bartscher (University of Bonn). Title: “It Takes Two to Borrow: The Effects of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act on Homeownership and Mortgage Debt of Married Couples”.

It Takes Two to Borrow: The Effects of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act on Homeownership and Mortgage Debt of Married Couples Until the 1970s, it was a common practice for U.S. mortgage lenders to discount the wife’s income in a couple’s joint mortgage application. This changed with the Equal Credit...

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Bonn Macrohistory Webinar – Casper Worm Hansen (University of Copenhagen). Title : “The 1918 Epidemic and a V-shaped Recession: Evidence from Municipal Income Data”.

“The 1918 Epidemic and a V-shaped Recession: Evidence from Municipal Income Data” We combine high-quality vital statistics data with annual income data at the municipality level to study the economic aftermath of the 1918-influenza epidemic in Denmark. Controlling for pre-epidemic trends, we find that more severely affected municipalities experienced short-run...

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Bonn Macrohistory Webinar – Luis Bauluz and Filip Novokmet (University of Bonn). Title : The Great Divergence: Wealth Accumulation and Distribution since 1980

The Great Divergence: Wealth Accumulation and Distribution since 1980 Wealth-income ratios have strongly increased in developed countries since the 1980s, virtually doubling from values around 300% to 600% of national income (Piketty and Zucman 2014). However, the drivers of this rise or implications for the wealth distribution are not well...

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Bonn Macrohistory Webinar – Erik Bengtsson (Lund University). Title : “What Happened to the Rich during the Great Levelling? Evidence from Swedish Individual-level Data, 1909–1950”

“What Happened to the Rich during the Great Levelling? Evidence from Swedish Individual-level Data, 1909–1950” Much of the overall income equalization during the first half of the twentieth century appears to have been due to shifts in the shares of the incomes of the rich, such as the top 1...

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