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ECONOMICS 211

Economic History Seminar
Fall 2004
Professor Christina D. Romer
E-mail:
597 Evans
Monday, 2-4 p.m.

* Note Change in Day, Location and Time
August 30 No Meeting
September 6 No Meeting - Labor Day
September 13 Steven Haber, Stanford University
Related Lending and Economic Performance: Evidence from Mexico
September 22*
Wednesday
Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
Volatility, R&D, and Growth: The Role of Financial Development
(Joint with Department Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m., 608-7 Evans)
September 27 David Albouy, UC Berkeley
The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: A Reexamination Based on Improved Settler Mortality Data
(Joint with Macroeconomics Seminar)
October 4
Christopher Blattman, UC Berkeley
Winners and Losers in the Commodity Lottery: Terms of Trade Volatility and Underdevelopment in the Periphery, 1870-1939
October 14*
Thursday
Joachm Voth, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Riding the South Sea Bubble
(Joint with Macroeconomics Seminar, 2-4 p.m., 639 Evans)
October 18 Dora Costa, M.I.T.
Forging a New Identity: The Costs and Benefits of Diversity in Civil War Combat Units for Black Slaves and Freemen
October 25 Per H. Hansen, Copenhagen Business School
The Construction of an International Brand: The Rise and Decline of Danish Design,
1930-1970

November 1 No Meeting
November 8 Christoph Buchheim, Universitat Mannheim
The Role of Private Property in the Nazi Economy: The Case of Industry
November 17*
Wednesday
James Poterba, M.I.T.
Tax Motivated Trading by Individual Investors
(Joint with Department Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m., 608-7 Evans)
November 22 Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley
The Evolution of Income Concentration in Japan, 1885-2002: Evidence from
Income Tax Statistics
November 29*
Monday
Martin Ravallion, World Bank
Creating a Market: Land Reallocation in Vietnam's Agrarian Transition
(Joint with Department Seminar, 4-5:30 p.m., 608-7 Evans)
December 6 Rui Pedro Esteves, UC Berkeley
Sovereign Debt and Bondholders' Protection in the European Capital Markets Before 1914

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