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MacroHistory-seminar winter term 2017/18


Thursdays 12:15 - 13:30
at Kaiserplatz 7-9, 4th floor, Room 4.006. For details, see


Dates for winter term 2017/18  (9-Oct-2017 - 2-Feb-2018):


Date Title
12.10.2017 Rage against the machines. Labor-saving technology and social unrest in England, 1830-32

Bruno Caprettini
University of Zürich

19.10.2017 The Persistent Effect of the Neolithic Revolution on Health and Life Expectancy: A Double-Edged Sword

Raphael Franck
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

26.10.2017 Sex and the Mission: The Conflicting Effects of Early Christian Investments on sub-Saharan Africa’s HIV Epidemic

Julia Cagé
Sciences Po

02.11.2017 Mistrust in Medicine: The Legacy of Colonial Medical Campaigns in Central Africa

Sara Lowes
Bocconi University

09.11.2017 Migrants and the Making of America: The Short and Long-Run Effects of Immigration during the Age of Mass Migration

Sandra Sequeira
London School of Economics

16.11.2017 Delivery Agents, Social Ties and Group Identity: “Theory and Evidence from a Two-Layered Field Experiment”

Imran Rasul
University College London

23.11.2017 "A Land ‘of Milk and Butter’: The Role of Elites for the Economic Development of Denmark"

Paul Sharp
Syddansk Universitet

30.11.2017 Growing, shrinking and long run economic performance: historical perspectives on economic development

Stephen Broadberry
University of Warwick

07.12.2017 Bismarck's Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline

Erik Hornung

University Cologne

14.12.2017 Roots of Autocracy

Marc Klemp
University of Copenhaguen