Economic History Seminar

Spring 2018

Date Location Speaker Topic
March 1 Columbia
Universty
Alan Dye
(Barnard College)
From Land Grants to Loan Farms: Property Rights and the Extent of Settlement in Dutch South Africa, 1652-1750 
March 9 KMC 7-191 Eric Hilt
(Wellesley)
Financial Asset Ownership and Political Partisanship: Liberty Bonds and Republican Electoral Success in the 1920s
March 16   Spring Break  
April 12 Columbia
University
Louis Hyman
(Cornell)
RESTRUCTURING THE AMERICAN DREAM
April 13 KMC 7-191 Alberto Galasso
(U of Toronto)
The Diffusion of New Institutions: Evidence from Renaissance Veniceís Patent System 
April 20 KMC 7-191 Ufuk Akcigit
(U of Chicago)
Taxation and Innovation in the 20th Century
April 27 KMC 7-191 Philipp Ager
(U of Southern Denmark)
The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition
May 3 Columbia
University
Eric Hilt
(Wellesley College) 
FINANCIAL ASSET OWNERSHIP AND POLITICAL PARTISANSHIP: LIBERTY BONDS AND REPUBLICAN ELECTORAL SUCCESS IN THE 1920S
May 4 KMC 7-191 Paul Rhode
(U of Michigan)
Biological Innovation without IPRs: Cotton Breeding in the Antebellum American South