Spring 2016

Title Speaker Date
Global Absolute Poverty: Behind the Veil of Dollars Michalis Moatsos (Utrecht University) 4/2/2016
Internationalism in the Heart of Darkness: Scientists and the Albert National Park, Belgian Congo (1920-1960) Raf de Bont (Maastricht University) 11/2/2016
Representation and Consent: Why They Arose in Europe and Not Elsewhere David Stasavage (New York University) 19/2/2016
From Coercion to Compensation: Institutional Responses to Labour Scarcity in the Central African Copperbelt  Dacil Juif (Wageningen University) (co-authored with Ewout Frankema) 25/2/2016
Economic Development in a Limited Access Order: North-western Europe, c. 1000-1800         Bram van Besouw, Erik Ansink and Bas van Bavel (Utrecht University)         3/3/2016
Institutions and the performance of Coupled Infrastructure Systems Marty Anderies (Arizona State University) 10/3/2016
Revisiting the de-industrialization thesis. Gender and indigenous textile production in Java under Dutch colonial rule, ca. 1830-1940 Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (Wageningen University) 17/3/2016
Strategies of Christian Growth: Evidence from Locational Choices in Ghana 1751-1932 Felix Meier zu Selhausen (University of Sussex and Southern Denmark) (co-authored with Remi Jedwab and Alexander Moradi) 24/3/2016
Taxation of Employee Stock Options and Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship Magnus Henrekson (Research Institute of Industrial Economics) (co-authored with Tino Sanandaji) 7/4/2016
Church Affiliation and Life Course Transitions in The Netherlands, 1850-1970       Jan Kok (Radboud University) 14/4/2016
Occupational change in Russia and the Soviet Union, 1897-2002                            Gijs Kessler (International Institute of Social History) (co-authored with Timur Valetov) 21/4/2016
Spinner, Weaver, Docker, Whore, Towards a Global History of Work                        Lex Heerma van Voss ( Huygens ING) 28/4/2016
Family Characteristics and Economic Development   David le Bris (Kedge Business School) 28/4/2016
The Construction of Institutions for Economic Growth: A Global Comparison, 1500-2000 Maarten Prak (Untrecht University) and Regina Grafe (European University Institute) 19/4/2016