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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Macrohistory Seminar – Alessia De Stefani (University of Edinburgh)

Waves of optimism: house price history, biased expectations and credit cycles Using the Michigan Survey of Consumers, I show that American households have heterogeneous expectations about the future of house prices, which largely depend on the history of past house price realisations in the local area of residence. House price...

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Elections, Policymaking, and Economic Uncertainty: Moritz Schularick on “Going to Extremes”

Moritz Schularick will present his recent paper “Going to Extremes: Politics after Financial Crisis, 1870-2014” (joint work with Manuel Funke and Christoph Trebesch) at the conference “Elections, Policymaking, and Economic Uncertainty,” jointly organized by the Becker Friedman Institute and the Hoover Institution. About the conference The democratic decision-making process is often...

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