Seminars and Research
Economic History Workshop 2012-2013
The seminar series are supported by the generosity of Vanderbilt alumni K. Terry Dornbush (BA ’55), Joe L. Roby (BA ’61), and Douglas Grey (BE ’83)
Economic History Workshop coordinator: Jeremy Atack
All seminars will take place in room 204, Calhoun Hall from 4:00-5:20pm (unless otherwise noted)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
John Murray, Rhodes College
"So Far From All Accident Possibility Removed: Evolution of Asymmetric Information in 20c Maternity Insurance"
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Daniel Fetter, Wellesley College
"The Home Front: Rent Control and the Rapid Wartime Increase in Home Ownership"
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
David Jacks, Simon Fraser University
"Defying Gravity: The 1932 Imperial Economic Conference and the Reorientation of Canadian Trade"
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Aldo Musacchio, Harvard Business School
"Colonial Institutions, Trade Shocks, and the Diffusion of Elementary Education in Brazil, 1889-1930 "
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Petra Moser, Stanford University
"Do Patent Pools Encourage Innovation? Evidence from 20 U.S. Industries under the New Deal"
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Noam Yuchtman, University of Califormia, Berkeley
"Medieval Universities, Legal Institutions, and the Commercial Revolution"
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Mauricio Drachlman, University of British Columbia
"Risk Sharing with the Monarch: Contingent Debt and Excusable Defaults in the Age of Philip II, 1556-1598"
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Martha Bailey, University of Michigan
"The Effects of U.S. Family Planning Programs on Children’s Economic Well-Being"