Quantitative History Webinar Series

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September 10, 2020 to December 17, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, Chinese History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Business History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Quantitative History Webinar Series is a new knowledge exchange platform for researchers and students in the field of economic history. Our interactive Webinars help researchers, teachers and students to keep up to date with the latest research in the field. The Quantitative History Webinar Series is co-organized by the Asia Global Institute (AGI) and HKU Business School, and proudly supported by the International Society for Quantitative History.

The Quantitative History (QH) webinars usually take place on Zoom every Thursday except when a public holiday falls on a Thursday. Our webinar will run for 60 minutes with 30 minutes for discussion & Q&As.

Arranged QH webinars are as follows:

  • Thursday, September 10 at 4PM (Hong Kong Time): Peng-sheng Chiu, Distinguished Professor of History, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Thursday, September 17 at 4PM (HKT): ‪Hans-Joachim Voth, UBS Foundation Professor of Economics, Economics Department, University of Zurich 
    • Discretion and Destruction: Promotions, Performance, and Patronage in the Royal Navy
  • Thursday, September 24 at 4PM (HKT): Guoqi Xu, Kerry Group Professorship in Globalisation History, HKU
    • From Anson Burlingame to Ge Kunhua: two shared and extraordinary journeys between Chinese and Americans
  • Tuesday, September 29 at 4PM (HKT): Stephan Maurer, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz 
    • Economic Geography Aspects of the Panama Canal
  • Thursday, October 8 at 9AM (HKT): Murat Iyigun, Professor of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder
    • A Theory of Cultural Revivals
  • Thursday, October 15 at 10AM (HKT): Ömer Özak, Associate Professor of Economics, Southern Methodist University
    • Topic: TBA
  • Thursday, October 22 at 4PM (HKT): Qiaomei Fu, Director of Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences
    • Topic: TBA 
  • Thursday, October 29 at 4PM (HKT): Peter Koudijs, Associate Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business
    • Marrying for Money: Evidence from the First Wave of Married Women's Property Laws in the U.S. 
  • Thursday, November 19 at 4PM (HKT): Fabio Braggion, Professor of Finance and Financial History, Tilburg University
    • Topic: TBA 
  • Thursday, November 26 at 4PM (HKT): Hans-Joachim Voth, UBS Foundation Professor of Economics, Economics Department, University of Zurich
    • Topic: How (not) to get published

Explore the Quantitative History Webinar Series: https://www.asiaglobalinstitute.hku.hk/event-category/agifbe_hku-quantitative-history-webinar-series

Contact Info: 

Convenor: Professor Zhiwu Chen, HKU Business School and Asia Global Institute 
Coordinator: Dr. Chicheng Ma, HKU Business School 

If you are interested in presenting or you would like to suggest a speaker for our Quantitative History Webinar Series, please contact Beth of HKU Economic History Group.

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