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Economic History Workshop

The seminar series are supported by the generosity of Vanderbilt alumni K. Terry Dornbush (BA ’55), Joe L. Roby (BA ’61), and Douglas Grey (BE ’83).

Economic History Workshop coordinator: Bill Collins

All seminars will take place in room 109, Calhoun Hall from 4:00-5:20 pm (unless otherwise noted).

NOTE: Papers, when available, will be posted at the All Seminars page.

[Note:  All previous seminars are in the archives.]

FALL 2017


Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University
"When Are Natural Resources Curses and Blessings? Evidence from the United States 1936-2015"


Tuesday October 17, 2017
Trevon Logan, Ohio State University
"Do Black Politicians Matter?"

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Martin Fiszbein, Boston University
"Frontier Culture: The Roots and Persistence of 'Rugged Individualism' in the United States"


Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Location:  Calhoun 209

John Wallis, University of Maryland
"Fixing the Machine that Would Not Go of Itself:  State Constitutional Change and the Creation of an Open-Access Social Order in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century United States"




Tuesday, February  27, 2018
Yannah Spitzer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Abhor Aneja, UC-Berkeley/Stanford University