Economic History Working Group

About

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

Coordinators:

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

Contact
eh[@]youngscholarsinitiative.org

Mandate (2024)

Research Themes

  • Economic history of Latin America and Africa.
  • Economic Growth and Development in the long term.
  • Inequality in the long term (economic, social and gender).
  • Colonial institutions and their effect on development.
  • Financial Crises
  • Economic History as a multidisciplinary field encompassing economics, history, and social sciences.

Research Questions

  • Why some countries are so rich and others so poor?
  • Why does inequality exist between countries and between individuals?
  • Why do financial crises occur (such as the crash of ’29, the Great Depression, and the subprime crisis)?
  • What consequences can economic crises have in the long term.
  • How do institutions influence economic and social development?

Projects Planned 

  • Economic History Workshop Of Developing Regions (YSI & Figuerola Institute)
  • YSI-EHES Economic History Graduate Webinar
  • YSI-Latin American Economic History Graduate Webinar
  • The Economic History book club.
  • The Economic History Podcast.

Partnerships and Collaborations

  • Figuerola Institute of History and Social Sciences.
  • The Economic and Business History Society.
  • Red de Historia Economica Iberoamericana.
  • European Historical Economics Society (EHES).
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Projects

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. 

Upcoming 

News

The latest updates and announcements, sent out to all working group members via email.
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Webinar Series “Institutional Responses to to financial crises 1870 to 2017”
This is a kind reminder that we are starting with…
April 10, 2017
12:52
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Call for Papers – Institutional Responses to Financial Crises 1870 to 2017
Dear all, we have received a couple of responses that…
March 20, 2017
19:43
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Next Study Group / webinar: The evolution of capitalism – 20th FEB, reading Kurz, Drucker, Schumpeter & Keynes
This study group aims to reflect on international economic growth,…
February 3, 2017
11:57
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