Macrohistory Seminar – Joost Jonker (University Utrecht)

Pre-industrial money markets: a functional and comparative approach. Financial history has a strong teleological bent. Pre-industrial finance is often depicted as haphazard and deficient, because lacking strong, modern institutions like joint-stock banks or stock exchanges. By contrast, a comparison of the Dutch Republic with the Southern Netherlands over the period...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Maria Waldinger (London School of Economics)

The Economic Effects of Long-Term Climate Change: Evidence from the Little Ice Age Recent studies have consistently found important economic effects of year-to-year weather fluctuations. This paper studies the economic effects of long-term and gradual climate change, over a period of 250 years, when people have time to adapt. In...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Gisela Rua (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

The Local Impact of Containerization This paper exploits the advent of containerization, a technological shock that dramatically reduced international shipping costs, to examine how access to international markets affects local economic growth. We contend with the non-random adoption of containerization by employing a novel instrument: being near a very deep...

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Special Macrohistory Seminar – Anna Baiardi (University of Warwick)

The Persistent Effect of Gender Division of Labour: African American Women After Slavery I investigate whether gender divison of labour during slavery has contributed to the formation of different gender roles within the African American population. Alesina, Giuliano and Nunn (2013) show that gender division of labour due to the...

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Special Macrohistory Seminar – Anna Baiardi

The Persistent Effect of Gender Division of Labour: African American Women After Slavery I investigate whether gender divison of labour during slavery has contributed to the formation of different gender roles within the African American population. Alesina, Giuliano and Nunn (2013) show that gender division of labour due to the...

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