Fall 2016

Title Speaker Date
Failure and Flexibility: Exits from Apprenticeship Training in Pre-Modern Europe Ruben Schalk (Utrecht University), Patrick Wallis (LSE) and Claire Lemercier (Sciences Po) 22/9/2016
Was the First Industrial Revolution a Conjuncture in the History of the World Economy? Patrick O'Brien (LSE) 29/9/2016
The Cool Water Effect: Civilization's Late Turn into Human Empowerment Christian Welzel (Leuphana University) 6/10/2016
There will be no seminar this week No seminar 13/10/2016
The Nuclear Family in the History of Indo-European-speaking Societies: a Phylogenetic Comparative Approach (12 and 3)
Laura Fortunato (Oxford University) 20/10/2016
Public Functions, Private Markets: Credit Registration by Aldermen and Notaries in the Low Countries, 1500-1800 Oscar Gelderblom, Mark Hup and Joost Jonker (all Utrecht University) 27/10/2016
Dating the Military Revolution Davide Cantoni (LMU München) 3/11/2016
Government Institutions and Economic Development in Tokugawa Japan: A Study of the Effects of Systems Competition Geert Schreurs (Hitotsubashi University) 10/11/2016
A Consumption-based View of the Standard of Living in the Dutch Republic
Jan de Vries (UC Berkeley) 17/11/2016
A Comparative Perspective on Gender Inequality in Credit Property Markets in Fifteenth-century Brabant Andrea Bardyn (KU Leuven) 24/11/2016
Church Building as a Measure of the Long Boom of Medieval Europe Auke Rijpma, Eltjo Buringh, Jan Luiten van Zanden (all Utrecht University), and Bruce Campbell (Queens university Belfast) 1/12/2016
Imagining the Future. An economic history of Time Preference & Time Horizon Gerarda Westerhuis and Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht University) 8/12/2016

Extra seminar:

Together with Weipeng Yuan: The Development of Chinese Accounting and Bookkeeping Before 1850: Insights from the Tŏng Tài Shēng Business Account Books (1798-1850)

Together with Keith Hoskin: Rational Evolution or Socially Constructed Counter-myth? Cross-cultural Perceptions of the Development of Chinese Commercial Accounting up to c.1850 and its Significance


Richard Macve and Debin Ma (both London School of Economics and Politi