Gender in Economic History

Scandinavian Economic History Review launches a Gender in Economic History Virtual Special Issue Gender’ is a central category in political and social debates on equal rights and opportunities as well as on inequality, and in broader cultural discussions. It seems widely underused and too narrowly used in economic history where the major focus is still […]

The Kent FRESH meeting

Dinner at Café du Soleil, Canterbury  The Kent FRESH meeting took place on June 5, 2014 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. The day started with a fascinating keynote lecture given byPatrick Wallis from the LSE on the subject of apprenticeship in early modern England. He was followed by nine excellent presentations, and […]

New EHES Working paper:

Just Add Milk: A Productivity Analysis of the Revolutionary Changes in Nineteenth Century Danish Dairying “Cows on Saltholm” (Theodor Philippsen, 1892), Danish National Gallery What is it that makes agricultural producers more productive? In this paper, Markus Lampe and Paul Sharp examine the Danish agricultural revolution, a period when first large and then small farmers caught up quickly with […]

The 9th SOUND Economic History Workshop

The 9th SOUND Economic History Workshop (21st-22nd May) is now over but has been an inspiring workshop with a wide range of interesting presentations. The workshop, which has been organized by Alfred Reckendrees and Jacob Weisdorf, took place in the modern facilities of Copenhagen Business School surrounded by the lovely parks and neighborhoods of central […]

The content and pre-requisites for the ideal economic history course

A homage to my teachers in the distant past James Foreman-Peck is Professor of Economics at Cardiff University . He was the president of EHES 1999-2001 The most exciting course I have ever followed was Peter Lindert and Keith Trace’s final year undergraduate ‘Topics in Economic History’ (I am not certain now that this was […]

Announcement: European Summer School in Economic History

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS  Humboldt University, Berlin, 1-5 September 2014 The topic of this year’s summer school is Catching up or falling behind? Institutions, geography and economic development of Eastern Europe in the long-run. Comparative economic development is a dominant topic on the global research agenda and economic history has made important contributions to the debate […]

EREH new editor: Joan Rosés

Joan Rosés is professor in EconomicHistory at London School of Economics andnew editor of the EREH We continue to present the new editors of the European Review of Economic History with an interview with Joan Rosés: How did you get interested in Economic history? My interest in History began relatively earlier, during the last years […]

EREH new editor: Dan Bogart

The European Review of Economic History will soon have two new editors – Dan Bogart (UC-Irvine) and Joan Rosés (LSE). They will work together with Nikoulas Wolf (Univ. Humboldt) who will remain in office. We managed to get quick interviews both with Dan Bogart and Joan Rosés. First one out is Dan Bogart:   Dan […]

Announcement: Call for papers Esbjerg FRESH Meeting

Topic: Ancient Economy and Early Economic Developments Date: October 1-2, 2014 Hosting Institution: Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg Keynote Speakers: Erwin Bulte, Wageningen UR; Carl Hampus Lyttkens, Lund University Local Organizer: Brooks Kaiser FRESH Organizers: Rowena Gray, Paul Sharp and Martin Uebele For this meeting we particularly encourage papers […]

Economic Liberty in the Long Run: Evidence from OECD Countries

 Leandro Prados de la Escosura is professor in Economic history at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. How has freedom evolved over time? A distinction has been made between ‘negative’ freedom, defined as lack of interference or coercion by others (freedom from), and ‘positive’ freedom, that is, the guarantee of access to markets that allow people […]