Macrohistory Seminar – Julia Cagé (Sciences Po Paris)

Sex and the Mission: The Conflicting Effects of Early Christian Investments on sub-Saharan Africa’s HIV Epidemic with Valeria Rueda (Oxford University). This article investigates the long-term historical impact of missionary activity on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. On the one hand, missionaries were the first to invest in...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Raphael Franck (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Persistent Effect of the Neolithic Revolution on Health and Life Expectancy: A Double-Edged Sword” (with Oded Galor (Brown University) and Omer Ozak (Southern Methodist University)). This research explores the persistent effects of the Neolithic Revolution on life expectancy. It advances the hypothesis that the Neolithic Revolution has had a...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Bruno Caprettini (University of Zurich)

Rage against the machines. Labor-saving technology and social unrest in England, 1830-32, with Hans-Joachim Voth Can the adoption of labor-saving technology lead to social instability and unrest? We examine a canonical historical case, the so-called ‘Captain Swing’ riots in 1830s Britain. Variously attributed to the adverse consequences of weather shocks,...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Oliver Bush (London School of Economics)

Monetary Versus Macroprudential Policies: Causal Impacts of Interest Rates and Credit Controls in the Era of the UK Radcliffe Report We have entered a world of conjoined monetary and macroprudential policies. But can they function smoothly in tandem, and with what effects? Since this policy cocktail has not been seen...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Solomos Solomou (University of Cambridge)

Banking Crises and Economic Recoveries: Post-War and Inter-War Evidence This paper examines the time-profile of the impact of systemic banking crises on GDP and industrial production using a panel of 24 countries over the inter-war period and compares this to the post-war experience of these countries. We show that banking...

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