Economic History Working Group


Economic history is a vital tool for understanding economics today. We study institutional, narrative, theoretical, and empirical research in macroeconomics, financial, and business history.


Bárbara Tundidor (Member of the Department of Social Sciences, Spain)
Mostafa Abdelaal (Cairo University, Egypt)
Onur Yukcu (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)



Research themes

We think that Economic History is a naturally multidisciplinary field within economics, and it has the potential to contribute to our understanding of long-term development. We take a very broad perspective of economic history and the way this working group fits in the overall YSI structure. If anyone’s research includes a historical and/or long-run component we would love to collaborate. For example: does your research on inequality incorporate data trends from the past 50 years? Does your research on gender and development look at how societal structures have changed since a country’s independence? Does your research on financial crises compare 2008 with the Great Depression?

Projects Planned 

  • YSI pre-congress session in the 2022 World
    Economic History Congress in Paris.
  • Doctoral workshop at the EBHS’ 2022
    annual conference (Salt Lake City)
  • Workshop Magnifying Spaces of Capitalism:
    Sources and Data of a Transforming World
  • YSI Economic History Graduate Webinars
  • The economic history book club.
  • Workshop on introductory quantitative
    methods in economic history.

Existing partnerships and cooperation 

  • The World Economic History Congress (WECH22)
  • European Historical Economics Society (EHES)
  • The Economic and Business History Society
  • Red de Historia Economica Iberoamericana


You’re welcome to join any webinar or reading group at any time. You’re also invited to apply to present or participate in an any in-person workshop in your area. 



The latest updates and announcements, sent out to all working group members via email.
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Reminder: Mandate meeting in 30min
Dear members and organizers, Reminder: you are all invited to…
February 17, 2023
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Rare Voices in Economic History Pre-WEHC workshop
Welcome to Pre-WEHC Young Scholars Workshop! The YSI Economic History…
July 20, 2022
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Pre-WEHC Young Scholars Workshop
We are pleased to announce the Pre-Congress YSI Economic History…
April 24, 2022
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