The Macrofinance & Macrohistory Lab Bonn is moving the Bonn Macrohistory Seminars to Zoom, inviting scholars and students with interest in economic and financial history, historical development, and political economy, to participate.


Over the past years, the Bonn Macrofinance & Macrohistory Lab has hosted outstanding speakers, as one of Europe’s premier hubs for economic history. We are happy to continue introducing great ideas and researchers through our online series of Bonn Macrohistory Webinars.


The webinars will take place every Thursday at 15:00 Central European Summer Time, and will last for 60 minutes including 45 minutes presentation, and 15 minutes for questions and discussion.


Specific details of the meeting code and event information will be sent through email announcements. Please write an email to macrofinance[at] if you would like to be added to seminar mailing list.



Macrohistory Webinar - Zoom


Risk Mitigating versus Risk Shifting: Evidence from Banks Security Trading in Crises (with José-Luis Peydró, Enrico Sette, and Victoria Vanasco)

> Link to paper


Andrea Polo

(Luiss University)


Macrohistory Webinar - Zoom


Urban Growth, Rural Decline and the Housing Market in a Dynamic Spatial Equilibrium


Tuuli Vanhapelto

(Toulouse School of Economics)


Macrohistory Webinar - Hybrid


Exposure to War and Its Labor Market Consequences over the Life Cycle (with Jan Stuhler)

> Link to paper

Sebastian Braun

(University of Bayreuth)



Macrohistory Webinar - Zoom


Who Benefits from Retirement Saving Incentives in the U.S.? Evidence on Racial Gaps in Retirement Wealth Accumulation (with Jorge Colmenares, Cormac O’Dea, Jonathan Rothbaum, and Lawrence Schmidt)


Taha Choukhmane

(MIT Sloan School of Management)



Macrohistory Webinar - Hybrid


Justices of the Peace: Legal Foundations of the Industrial Revolution (with Tim Besley, Dan Bogart, and Jonathan Chapman)


Nuno Palma

(University of Manchester)




Macrohistory Webinar - Zoom


Schooling and Political Activism in the Early Civil Rights Era (with Dan Aaronson and Mark Borgschulte)


Bhash Mazumder

(Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)



Macrohistory Webinar - Zoom


The Labor Market Consequences of Living in Social Housing


Wolfgang Dauth

(University of Bamberg)



Macrohistory Webinar - Zoom


Idiosyncratic Risk in Returns to Housing


Francisco Amaral

(University of Bonn)




Macrohistory Webinar - Zoom


Consumer Inflation Expectations: Daily Dynamics (with Jeff Campbell and Jane Ryngaert)

> Link to paper

Carola Binder

(Haverford College)