Economic and Social History Seminar


Economic and social history uses historical data to address fundamental questions about past economies and societies. Seminars in 2021-22 investigate trust, fraud, fiscal capacity, corporate governance, legal origins, wages, and population growth, among many other themes. They span the period from the Middle Ages to the late twentieth century, and analyze Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.


Seminar: Tuesdays 5:00pm - 6:45pm


Notable speakers of the last year

Professor Barry Eichengreen - University of California, Berkeley Imported or Home Grown? The EMS Crisis of 1992-3

The Annual Hicks Lecture 2021

Professor Leah Boustan - Princeton University  Streets of Gold: the American Immigration Story, Overturned