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  • The Rise of State Capacity in Europe, Asia and the Rest of the World since 1500

    The Rise of State Capacity in Europe, Asia and the Rest of the World since 1500

    Şevket Pamuk of Boğaziçi (Bosphorus) University will review the rise of state capacity (and the Tax Revenues / GDP ratio) around the world since 1500 based on joint work with Kivanç Karaman.

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  • Financing the Future: Green Macroprudential Policies across the World

    Financing the Future: Green Macroprudential Policies across the World

    Ramkishen S Rajan of the National University of Singapore, co-author of the empirical paper “Why are Some Countries Greening Macroprudential Regulations Faster than Others?”, will examine the reasons behind the differential take-up of green macroprudential policies across countries on September 21 at 0900 HKT.

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  • Railways and Cities in India

    Railways and Cities in India

    In this Quantitative History Doctoral Research Webinar, Jinlin Wei (Warwick PhD candidate) will present his paper co-authored with James Fenske (Warwick) and Namrata Kala (MIT), explaining how better access to railways increased urban populations via the channel of market access. 

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  • Commitment Failure within Bureaucracy: lessons from three failed fiscal rationalization reforms in the Qing period China

    Commitment Failure within Bureaucracy: lessons from three failed fiscal rationalization reforms in the Qing period China

    In this Quantitative History Webinar, Max Yu Hao of Peking University will present a trilogy of papers exploring the impact of fiscal rationalizations on public goods provision, the size of informal taxation, and tax burdens.

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  • Monetizing the Economy: National Banks and Local Economic Development

    Monetizing the Economy: National Banks and Local Economic Development

    Join this Quantitative History Webinar with Chenzi Xu (Stanford GSB) to examine the role of banks in expanding the traded sector of local economies in the United States in the 19th century

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  • Renegotiating the World Order: Peaceful Avenues of International Contestation

    Renegotiating the World Order: Peaceful Avenues of International Contestation

    Phillip Lipscy of the University of Toronto examines how international institutions evolve as countries seek to renegotiate the international order on August 24 at 0900 HKT.

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