Economic History Seminar
Fall 2007
Professor Christina D. Romer
597 Evans
Monday, 2-4 p.m.

* Note Change in Day, Location and Time

August 27 No Meeting
September 3 Labor Day Holiday - No Meeting
September 10 Latika Chaudhary, Hoover Institution
Determinants of Primary Schooling in British India
September 17
Stephan Klasen, University of Gottingen (Germany)
Gender Bias in Mortality in Ireland around 1870-1930
September 24 Christopher Meissner, University of California, Davis
Trade Costs in the First Wave of Globalization
October 1
No Meeting
October 8 Nico Voigtlaender, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
The Three Horseman of Growth: Plague, War and Urbanization in Early Modern Europe
October 15* Monday, 12-1 p.m., 119 Moses Hall
Efraim Benmelech, Harvard University
The Political Economy of Financial Regulation: Evidence from U.S. State Usury Laws in the 19th Century  (with Tobias Moskowitz)
Joint with Comparative Economics and Financial Economics Seminars
October 22 Diego Sasson, Stanford University
Risk Sharing and the Industrial Revolution: A Macroeconomic Approach
(with Avner Greif)
Octobeer 29 Eric Chaney, University of California, Berkeley
Economic Development, Religious Competition, and the Rise and Fall of Muslim Science
November 7* Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m., 608-7 Evans
Nathan Nunn, Harvard University
Ruggedness: The Blessing of Bad Geography in Africa
Joint with Departmental Seminar
November 12 Veteran's Day Holiday - No Meeting
November 19 Dora Costa, University of California, Los Angeles
To Be Announced
November 26 Jonathan Rose, University of California, Berkeley
Hoover's Truce: Nominal Wage Rigidity in the Onset of the Great Depression
December 3 Joachim Voth, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
The Sustainable Debts of Philip II: A Reconstruction of Spain's Fiscal Position,
 (with Mauricio Drelichman and Hans-Joachim Voth)

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