Quantitative History Webinar Series: The Origin of the State: Land Productivity or Appropriability?
May 28, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
The conventional theory about the origin of the state is that the adoption of farming led to an increase in productivity, which led to food surplus. Luigi and his co-authors challenge this theory and propose that hierarchy arose due to the shift to dependence on appropriable cereal grains.
Quantitative History Webinar Series: the Influence of Ancestral Lifeways on Indiv Econ Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa
Apr 30, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM GMT+8
Motivated by a large literature in the social sciences stressing the effect of an early transition to agriculture on current economic performance at the country level, Stylianos & his team focus on Africa, where they can explore the effect of the historical lifeways of one's forefathers.
Quantitative History Webinar Series on Martin Luther’s Role in the Early Reformation
Apr 23, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM GMT+8
Quantitative History Webinar Series by Jared Rubin on Ideological Entrepreneurs, Multiplex Network Diffusion, and the Spread of Radical Innovations: Martin Luther’s Role in the Early Reformation
Economic History Workshop - Social Mobility in the Long Run: A Temporal Analysis of China from 1300 to 1900
May 27, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Asia Global Institute, 3/F, Main Buildin, The University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Economic History Workshop Series invites researchers in the field of economic history to present their research on various regions. These workshops are organized by Asia Global Institute and Faculty of Business and Economics of HKU.