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Money, History and Finance

Coordinator:  Michael Bordo

  • The seminar meets on Mondays from 2:30-4:00 in New Jersey Hall Room 101, unless
    specified otherwise.
  • All members of the University Community, especially graduate students, are welcome.
  • Papers can downloaded from the Department's website when available in advance.
  • Schedule of Dates and Speakers may change.

See all Money, History, and Finance Workshops in the calendar


Spring 2017

February 13 - CANCELLED to be rescheduled
Marianne Wanamaker, University of Tennessee
  "Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men"

February 27
Florian Ploeckl, The University of Adelaide, Australia ( Rui Esteves)
"Gold and Trade: An empirical simulation approach"

March 6
Ralf Meisenzahl, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  "State Capacity and Public Goods: Institutional Change, Human Capital, and Growth in Early Modern Germany"

March 20
Chris Cotter, Oberlin College
"Did Financing Constraints in the Railroad Industry Amplify the Panic of 1873?"

March 27
O. Emre Ergungor, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
"Sovereign Default in the US"

April 3
Margaret Jacobson, Indiana University
"Recovery of 1933"

April 10
Peter Conti Brown, University of Pennsylvania and Sean Vanatta, Princeton University
  “Federal Bank Supervision in the Nineteenth Century: A Preliminary Institutional History”

April 17
Kim Oosterlinck, Free University of Brussels
"Extreme Events and Short-Term Reversals in Risk Aversion" with Matthieu Gilson and Andrey Ukhov

April 24
Simon Amrein, European University Institute EUI
"Capital in Banking - the Case of Switzerland (1850s to present)"

May 1 (room changed to NJ Hall 3rd Floor Library)
Marianne Wanamaker, University of Tennessee
  "Tuskegee and the Health of Black Men"

May 8
Alain Naef, University of Cambridge
  "Does sterilized central bank intervention have long term effects on exchange rates? The case of the British Exchange Equalisation Account, 1952-1972"

Fall 2016

September 12
Sandra de Pleijt, London School of Economics
  "Human Capital Formation during the First Industrial Revolution: Evidence from the Use of Steam Engines"

September 26
Oliver Bush, Bank of England

October 10
Reka Juhasz, Columbia University
  "Temporary Protection and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the Napoleonic Blockade"

October 17
Claudia Rei, Vanderbilt University
"Coming to America: Health and Human Capital of Holocaust Refugees"

October 24
Howard Bodenhorn, Clemson University
  "Nineteenth-century working-class saving behaviors, public investment, and long-term growth"

November 7
Geraldine David, Yale University
  "Art as an investment in times of turmoil: The case of the French art market during the first half of the 20th century"

November 14
Carol Shiue, Colorado University
"Capital Markets and Colonial Institutions in China"

November 21 (joint with Macro Theory)
2017 Social and Behavioral Sciences Keynote Speaker
Larry Ball, Johns Hopkins University
4:30 - 5:30pm, New Academic Building, Room 1180 (CAC)

November 28
Mark Koyama, George Mason University
"Economic Shocks, Inter-Ethnic Complementarities and the Persecution of Minorities: Evidence from the Black Death"
(with Remi Jebwab and Noel Johnson)

Contact Us

New Jersey Hall, Room 202
75 Hamilton Street, (CAC)
New Brunswick, NJ
P  (848) 932-7363 (undergraduate)
P  (848) 932-7451 (graduate)
F  (732) 932-7416
Thomas Prusa - Department Chair
Donna Ghilino - Senior Department Administrator
Barry Sopher - Undergraduate Program Director
Hilary Sigman - Graduate Program Director
Undergraduate Inquiries - Help and Advising
Graduate Advisor