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Penn Economic History Forum


*Please note this is a provisional schedule. The dates are fixed, but sessions may be added.

All sessions of the Penn Economic History Forum are held on Fridays, 2:00-4:00 in the History Department Lounge, College Hall 209 unless otherwise noted. All are welcome.

Daniel Raff (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania)

October 3, 2014

John Wallis (CO-Author, Doug North) University of Maryland

“Leviathan Denied: Coordination, Coercion, Rules, and the Nature of Government”

November 14, 2014

Corinna Schlombs, RIT

“Productivity Paradox Precluded: Computing at the German Allianz Insurance Company”

December 5, 2014

Len Rosenband, Utah State Emeritus

"The Industrious Revolution: A Concept Too Many?"  

January 30, 2015

Anne O’Donnell, Harvard Postdoc

Title TBA

Session Co-sponsored with the Russian History & Culture Workshop

February 27, 2015

Mark Rose, Florida Atlantic University

"Bill Clinton and the Politics of Bank Deregulation"

March 27, 2015

Francesca Trivellato, Yale

”Limited liability partnerships of early modern Tuscany"

April 10, 2015

Angus Burgin, Johns Hopkins

“The Postindustrial Moment: Automation and the End of Work”

April 24, 2015

Michael Gilsenan, New York University

“Imperial Translations, Colonial Interpreters: Language, race and law in colonial Singapore at the turn of the Nineteenth century”