Webinar series: European macroeconomic history and public health

A series of online seminars on macroeconomic history in partnership with a network of European universities

21 April – 9 June 2020
What can we learn from the economic effects of the 1918 flu pandemic and the public health measures taken back then? What measures did countries successfully use in the past to recover from economic depressions? What are the long-term economic effects of different inheritance rules? These are only some of the questions that will be addressed by economic history experts in our brand-new European Macro History Online Seminar, which the CFD is organizing together with a consortium of sixteen other universities.

To make these exciting expert insights available to all, we will upload the video recordings of the seminars on our website shortly after each session.Watch already now the recording of the first seminar session on the US economy during the 1918 influenza pandemic and have a look at the programme below to know what to look forward to in coming weeks!

Programme:
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

WATCH HERE