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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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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