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.
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?
- 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.