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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Macrohistory Seminar – Pawel Bukowski (London School of Economics and Political Science) Rent Sharing and Inclusive Growth

Rent Sharing and Inclusive Growth The long-run evolution of rent sharing is empirically studied. Based upon a comprehensive and harmonized panel of the top 300 publicly quoted British companies over thirty five years, the paper reports evidence of a significant fall over time in the extent to which firms share...

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Macrohistory Seminar – Li Yang (Paris School of Economics) Robin Hood or Crony Capitalism? Income Inequality Trends in Malaysia (1984-2014) Under Protracted Affirmative Actions

Robin Hood or Crony Capitalism? Income Inequality Trends in Malaysia (1984-2014) Under Protracted Affirmative Actions In this paper, we document the evolution of income inequality not only at the national level (for the period of 1984-2014) but also by ethnic groups in Malaysia for the period of 2002-2014. To this...

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