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Econ 211, Economic History Seminar

Spring 2008

Organizer: Professor Christina Romer
E-mail: cromer@econ.berkeley.edu
Seminar Room: 597 Evans
Schedule: Monday 2-3:30
Jan 28No Meeting
Feb 4 No Meeting
Feb 11Lee Ohanian, University of California, Los Angeles
"What - or Who - Started the Great Depression?"
Joint with the Macroeconomics Seminar
Feb 18 No Meeting, President's Day
Feb 25Jan DeVries, University of California, Berkeley
"The Limits of Globalization in the Early Modern World"
Mar 3John Tang, U.S. Census Bureau
"Public- versus Private-led Industrialization in Meiji Japan, 1868-1912"
Mar 10No meeting, joint with the Departmental Seminar
Mar 17Zorina Khan, Bowdoin College
"The Evolution of Useful Knowledge: Great Inventors, Science and Technology in British Economic Development, 1750-1930"
Mar 24No meeting, Spring Break
Mar 31

Suresh Naidu, University of California, Berkeley

"Labor Mobility and Economic Development: Theory and Evidence from the Post-Bellum U.S. South"

Apr 7Andrew Jalil, University of California, Berkeley
To be announced
Apr 14No meeting, joint with the Departmental Seminar
Apr 21Jeremiah Dittmar, University of California, Berkeley
"Cities, Institutions, and Growth: The Emergence of Zipf's Law"
Apr 28Maristella Botticini, Boston University
The Price of Love: Marriage Markets and Intergenerational Transfers in Comparative Perspective
May 5No meeting