Economic History Seminar

Fall 2021

Seminar Times & Location:

Fridays, 2 - 3pm
Zoom (Links shared with the Economic History mailing list. To join the mailing list, please contact Erica Loh.)

September 24: "Omnia Juncta in Uno: Foreign Powers and Trademark Protection in Shanghai’s Concession Era"

Claudia Steinwender (MIT Sloan)

*Please note: This seminar will be held at 9:00am.

October 1: "Knowledge Access: The Effects of Carnegie Libraries on Innovation"

Enrico Berkes (Ohio State)

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October 15: "Reducators"

Sahar Parsa (NYU)

November 5: "Flood Control and Twentieth Century Economic Development"

Jake Kantor (NYU)

November 19: "The Economic Effects of the English Parliamentary Enclosures"

Leander Heldring (Northwestern)

December 3: "Internal Migration and the Diffusion of Schooling in the United States"

Vasily Rusanov (NYU)

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December 10: "From Rivals to Partners: The Alignment of Capital and State Coercion in the Rise of Modern Economic Growth"

Noam Yuchtman (LSE)

Please contact Petra Moser ( or Erica Loh ( with any questions regarding the seminar.