Economic History Seminar
Fall 2006

Seminar Room: 597 Evans
Schedule: Monday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Professor Barry Eichengreen
September 18 Gary Richardson, University of California, Irvine
"Correspondent Clearing and the Collapse of the Banking System, 1930 to 1933"
September 25
Albrecht Ritschl, Humboldt University, Berlin
"The U.S. Business Cycle, 1865-1939: Factor Analysis vs. Reconstructed National Accounts" (with Martin Uebele and Samad Sarferaz)
October 2
Kris Mitchener, Santa Clara University
"The Baring Crisis and the Great Latin American Meltdown of the 1890s"
October 9 Ran Abramitsky, Stanford University
"The Limits of Equality: Insights from the Israeli Kibbutz"
October 16 No Meeting
October 23 Dan Bogart, University of California, Irvine
"Private Ownership and the Development of Transport Systems: Cross-Country Evidence from the Diffusion of Railroads in the 19th Century"
October 30 Alex Field, Santa Clara University
"U.S. Economic Growth in the Gilded Age"
November 6
Raj Arunachalam, Dept. of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
"The Price of Fertility Control: Marriage Markets and Family Planning in Bangladesh" (Raj Arunachalam and Suresh Naidu)
November 9 Christina Romer and David Romer, University of California, Berkeley (joint with Econ 237 Macroeconomics seminar) Note special date
"The Macroeconomic Effects of Tax Changes: New Estimates Based on Policymakers' Motivation"
November 13 Bill Sundstrom, Santa Clara University
"The Geography of Wage Discrimination in the Pre-Civil Rights South"
November 20
Doug Irwin, Dartmouth College
NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Symposium on Douglas Irwin's "A New Economic History of U.S. Trade Policy," with Doug Irwin (Dartmouth College); Barry Weingast (Stanford); Alan Taylor (UC Davis); Gavin Wright (Stanford); Andrew Guzman (UC Berkeley); Judy Goldstein (Stanford); and John Wallis (University of Maryland)
November 27 No Meeting--Holiday
December 4 John Tang, University of California, Berkeley
"The Role of Financial Conglomerates in Industry Formation: Evidence from Early Modern Japan"

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