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 16:00 Central Europe 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


Optimal minimum wages (with Duncan Roth, and Tobias Seidel)


Gabriel Ahlfeldt

(London School of Economics)


14.04.2022 - 14:30 CEST

Macrohistory Webinar


Financial Constraints and the Racial Housing Gap (with Christopher Hansman, and Pierre Mabille)

Link to Paper >


Arpit Gupta

(New York University)



Macrohistory Webinar


How Big is the Media Multiplier? Evidence from Dyadic News Data (with Timothy Besley, and Hannes Mueller)


Thiemo Fetzer

(University of Warwick)


28.04.2022 - 17:00 CEST

Macrohistory Webinar


Bonds vs. Equities: Information for Investment (with Huifeng Chang, and Adrien d'Avernas)


Andrea Eisfeldt

(UCLA Anderson) 



Macrohistory Webinar


Wars, Taxation and Representation: Evidence from Five Centuries of German History (with Sascha O. Becker, Andreas Ferrara, and Eric Melander)

Link to Paper >


Luigi Pascali

(Pompeu Fabra University)



Macrohistory Webinar


Pandemic Shock and Economic Divergence: Political Economy Before and After the Black Death (with Luis Bosshart)

Link to Paper >


Jeremiah Dittmar

(London School of Economics)



Macrohistory Webinar


Green Swans: Option-Implied Jumps and Investor Wealth


Amine Ouazad

(HEC Montréal)




Macrohistory Webinar


Household Wealth and its Distribution in the Netherlands, 1854-2019 (with Amaury de Vicq, Michail Moatsos, and Tim van der Valk)


Simon Toussaint

(Utrecht School of Economics)


23.06.2022 - Canceled

Macrohistory Webinar


Racial Disparities in Housing Returns (with Amir Kermani)


Francis Wong

(National Bureau of Economic Research)



Macrohistory Webinar


Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks (with Peter Ganong, Damon Jones, Diana Farrell, Fiona Greig, and Chris Wheat)


Pascal Noel

(University of Chicago)




Macrohistory Webinar


Soft Negotiators or Modest Builders? Why Women Earn Lower Real Estate Returns (with Laurent Bach, Paolo Sodini, and the MiDA Team)


Anastasia Girshina

(Stockholm School of Economics)



Macrohistory Webinar


Coping with Disasters: Two Centuries of International Official Lending (with Carmen M. Reinhart, and Christoph Trebesch)


Sebastian Horn

(World Bank Group)