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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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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