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Sheep and Socio-Economic Growth in Europe

April 6, 2017

Although sheep are only one of the important domesticates exploited in many parts of the world, it has played a near-paradigmatic role throughout the emergence and spread of European civilization....

The Vanishing Middle Class

March 9, 2017

This workshop is part of the Economic History Workshop series in the Department of Economics and is co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

The Old Men in the Census: Inequality and Mobility in 18th Centruy Murcia

March 9, 2017

This workshop is part of the Economic History Workshop series in the Department of Economics and is co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

Save the Date: Daniel Stegmueller

February 23, 2017

Daniel Stegmueller is a Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the Graduate School of Social and Economic Sciences, University of Mannheim.

Save the Date: Torun Dewan

February 23, 2017

Torun Dewan is a political scientist at the London School of Economics.

Book Talk: "The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century" with Walter Scheidel

October 27, 2016

DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR THIS EVENT, WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED AND UNABLE TO TAKE FURTHER RSVPS. Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic...

The Future of Multi-National Corporate Taxation in the European Union – Impact of On-Going EU State Aid Investigations

September 29, 2016

According to the OECD, corporate taxation has steadily fallen since 1994 and today represents around 8.5 per cent of all taxes raised by governments across the globe.

Brexit: What's next for the UK and Europe?

August 16, 2016

  The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union this summer promises to fundamentally alter the political and economic future of the UK and the rest of the European Union.

* Cancelled * Seminar with Daniel Stegmueller

May 16, 2016

This workshop talk has been cancelled. Daniel Stegmueller is a Professor of Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences at the Graduate School of Social and Economic Sciences, University of...

Seminar with Monica Martinez-Bravo

May 9, 2016

Monica Martinez-Bravo is an associate professor at CEMFI in Madrid, Spain. She received her Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 2010.

**Cancelled** Seminar with Torben Iversen

April 25, 2016

**This event has been cancelled** Torben Iversen is Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy at Harvard.

Economic History Workshop: Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy

April 18, 2016

Omer Moav is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick.This workshop is part of the Economic History Workshop series in the Department of Economics and is co-sponsored by The Europe...

Economic History Workshop: Time for Growth

April 13, 2016

This paper studies the impact of the early adoption of one of the most important high-technology machines in history, the public mechanical clock, on long-run growth in Europe.

NATO Expansion and the Swap Lines: the Unspoken Geopolitics of the Financial Crisis in Europe, 2007-2013

March 28, 2016

2008 witnessed a double shock to the post Cold War order.

"The Legacy of War on Fiscal Capacity" with Didac Queralt

February 8, 2016

States make war, and wars make states. The second clause of Tilly's dictum assumes that the fiscal effort that states exert to wage war persists over time.

The Global Impact of Russia's Political and Economic Situation

November 2, 2015

This event is now full, and we are unable to accept any further RSVPs.  Please email khaley@stanford.edu if you would like to be added to a wait list. Russia's aggressive foreign policy is backed...

2015 TEC Lectureship on Europe and the World with Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University

May 20, 2015

This year's TEC Lectureship on Europe and the World will feature a series of two lectures given by Joel Mokyr, the Robert H.

*NEW DATE* Globalizing Electoral Politics: The Domestic Politics of European Cooperation

May 14, 2015

 Christina Schneider (Ph.D. University of Konstanz) is an associate professor of political science and Jean Monnet Chair at the University of California, San Diego.

Religion, Division of Labour and Conflict: Anti-Semitism in German Regions over 700 Years

April 22, 2015

The paper that will be presented at this seminar, “Religion, Division of Labour and Conflict: Anti-Semitism in German Regions over 700 Years,” is co-authored by Luigi Pascali.

A Vision of the Growth Process in a Technologically progressive Economy: the United States, 1899-1941

April 8, 2015

Nicholas Craft will present new estimates of TFP growth at the sectoral level and an account of sectoral contributions to overall productivity growth, from his paper co-authored by Gerben Bakker ...

**CANCELLED** Seminar with Fabian Waldinger

March 4, 2015

Part of the Economic History Seminar Series, co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

In Draghi We Trust: The Euro Crisis, Social Unrest and the European Central Bank

February 26, 2015

The 2008 global financial crisis came with fears - and, for some, hopes of a new wave of public mobilisation in industrialised countries.

Is Africa Different? Historical Conflict and State Development

February 2, 2015

Professor Dincecco will present research which shows that the long-run consequences of historical warfare are different for Sub-Saharan Africa than for the rest of the Old World.

The Luxury Goods Vote: Why the Left Loses from Asymmetric Electoral Accountability

January 15, 2015

Voters often punish incumbent parties for poor economic performance; whether they treat left and right governments differently is less clear.  The literature hosts multiple disconnected and often...

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