International Macro History Online Seminar Series
The spring 2021 sessions of the International Macro History Online Seminar will run from 17 February to 12 May 2021 and will take place virtually every Wednesday at 17:00 (Geneva time). The seminars will run for 60 minutes with an extra optional 15 minutes for further discussion.
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- 17 February 2021: The Great Demographic Reversal: Ageing Societies, Waning Inequality, and an Inflation Revival, Charles Goodhart and Manoj Pradhan
- 24 February 2021: It Takes Money to Make MPs: New Evidence from 150 Years of British Campaign Spending, Julia Cagé and Edgard Dewitte
- 3 March 2021: Why is Europe Less Unequal than the United States?, Thomas Blanchet, Amory Gethin and Lucas Chancel
- 10 March 2021: Selective Default Risk: Evidence from the German Default of the 1930s, Olivier Accominotti, Thilo Albers and Kim Oosterlinck
- 17 March 2021: The Economic Impact of the Black Death, Remi Jedwab, Noel Johnson and Mark Koyama
- 24 March 2021: State Capacity and the Rise and Fall of Serfdom in Europe, Tracy Dennison
- 31 March 2021: Blowing Against the Wind? A Narrative Approach to Central bank Foreign Exchange Intervention, Alain Naef
- 7 April 2021: Spring Break
- 14 April 2021: Hollowing out the State: Franchise Expansion and Fiscal Capacity in Colonial India, Pavithra Suryanarayan
- 21 April 2021: The Real Effects of Bank Runs. Evidence from the French Great Depression (1930-1931), Eric Monnet, Angelo Riva and Stefano Ungaro
- 28 April 2021: Banking Crises Interventions, 1290-2018, Andrew Metrick and Paul Schmelzing
- 5 May 2021: Assignats or Death: Inflationary Finance in Revolutionary France, Bryan Cutsinger, Joshua Ingber and Louis Rouanet
- 12 May 2021: The Economic Consequences of Sir Robert Peel: A Quantitative Assessment of the Repeal of the Corn Laws, Doug Irwin and Maksym Chepeliev
About the International Macro History Online Seminar
The International Macroeconomic History Online Seminar Series, jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development, Centre for Economic Policy Research and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world, aims to keep the flow of intellectual debate active and to bring macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.
A virtual format has important advantages, namely, by abolishing physical constraints, so we can have more participants joining in from compatible time zones than the conventional seminars. This is good for the presenters, who are exposed to a broader audience and also for the audience, who can choose to attend seminar series closer to their own research interests. This advantage is greater for specialized sub-disciplines. This is the reason why we launched a seminar in macro history. Finally, co-ordinating a joint seminar series provides economies of scale in time use.
Banque de France, Centre for Economic Policy Research, European Historical Economics Society, The Graduate Institute, Joint Center for History and Economics, Harvard University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Judge Business School Cambridge, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, King’s College London, London School of Economics, NYU-Abu Dhabi, Paris School of Economics, Princeton University, Queen’s University Belfast, Rutgers University, Sciences Po, Solvay Business School, Universitat de Barcelona, University Carlos III Madrid, University College London, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, University of Geneva, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business and Yale University.