The Centre d’Estudis Antoni de Capmany teams up with 16 institutions to launch a series of online seminars on macroeconomic history

The Centre d’Estudis Antoni de Capmany at the UB School of Economics has teamed up with 16 other institutions to launch a series of weekly online seminars on macroeconomic history, which will take place every Tuesday from 16:00 to 17:00 (CEST).

This initiative aims to keep the intellectual debate active during the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to university closures and cancellations of seminars, workshops and conferences.

The virtual format allows for more participants, spread across a wider geographical area than the conventional seminars with all its physical constraints. Also, co-ordinating a joint seminar series provides economies of scale in time use.

The consortium is composed of 17 institutions from 9 countries (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom).

The partner institutions are Banque de FranceThe Graduate InstituteHebrew University of JerusalemJudge Business School CambridgeKiel Institute for the World Economy,  London School of EconomicsNYU-Abu DhabiParis School of EconomicsQueen’s University BelfastSciences PoSolvay Business SchoolUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversity Carlos III MadridUniversity College LondonUniversity of GenevaUniversity of Vienna and Vienna University of Economics and Business.

The Europe-wide virtual seminar series includes the following activities:

21 AprilWhat Happened to the US Economy During the 1918 Influenza Pandemic? A View Through High-Frequency Data by François Velde

28 AprilPandemics Depress the Economy, Public Health Interventions Do Not: Evidence from the 1918 Flu by Stephan Luck

5 MayThe Ends of 30 Big Depressions by Kevin O’Rourke

12 MayNapoleon’s Gift: Labor Shortages and Technology Adoption in England, 1790-1815 by Hans-Joachim Voth

19 MayThe economic effects of enclosing the English commons by James A. Robinson

26 MayExport Booms and Labor Coercion: Evidence from the Lancashire Cotton Famine by Mohamed Saleh

2 JuneThe Long-Term Effects of Equal Sharing: Evidence from Historical Inheritance Rules for Land by Charlotte Bartels

9 JuneInternational Banks: Re-Agents of Globalization? by Christopher Meissner

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