Macrohistory Seminar – Anna Bindler (University of Gothenburg) The Persistence of the Criminal Justice Gender Gap: Evidence from 200 Years of Judicial Decisions

The Persistence of the Criminal Justice Gender Gap: Evidence from 200 Years of Judicial Decisions We document persistent gender gaps favoring females in jury convictions and judge sentences in nearly 200 years of London trials, which are unexplained by case characteristics. We find that three sharp changes in punishment severity...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Jonathan Goupille-Lebret (ENS Lyon) Inequality and Redistribution in France, 1900-2018: Evidence from Post-Tax Distributional National Accounts

Inequality and Redistribution in France, 1900-2018: Evidence from Post-Tax Distributional National Accounts This paper presents post-tax Distributional National Accounts (DINA) for France. That is, we combine national accounts, tax and survey data in a comprehensive and consistent manner to build homogenous annual series on the post-tax, post-transfer distribution of national...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary University of London). Technology Adoption and Access to Credit via Mobile Phones.

Technology Adoption and Access to Credit via Mobile Phones. Farmers in developing countries often lack access to timely and reliable information about modern technologies that are essential to improve agricultural productivity. The recent diffusion of mobile phones has the potential to overcome these barriers by making information available to those...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Maëlys de la Rupelle (Université de Cergy-Pontoise). The Great Famine and Household Saving in China

The Great Famine and Household Saving in China The Great Famine in China (1959-1961) is one of the most dramatic tragedies in history, which may have long term consequences for economic behaviors of the Chinese population. In particular, we explore whether it continues to have impacts on household saving choices....

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Macrohistory Seminar – Selma Walther (University of Sussex) Fertility and Labor Market Responses to Reductions in Mortality

Fertility and Labor Market Responses to Reductions in Mortality We investigate women’s fertility, labor and marriage market responses to large declines in child mortality. We find delayed childbearing, and lower intensive and extensive margin fertility. We also find increased labor force participation, an improvement in occupational status, and a decline...

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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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