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  • Modern Library Holdings and Historic City Growth

    Modern Library Holdings and Historic City Growth

    In search of a new proxy for pre-industrial economic activity, Eric Chaney of Oxford University explores how the library collection data is used to revisit urban growth during the rise of the Atlantic trade and to investigate the impact of the Mongol invasions on the Eastern Islamic world.

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  • China and Debt-Trap Diplomacy: Fact or Fiction?

    China and Debt-Trap Diplomacy: Fact or Fiction?

    Professor Deborah Bräutigam of Johns Hopkins University will present her findings that dispel the myth of “debt-trap diplomacy” as not only an inaccurate assessment but an unhelpful distraction from the very real challenges of global cooperation to manage default risks in debtor economies and the large opportunities for China-OECD-developing country business engagement.

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  • 暴力風險與合約選擇:來自近代東北鄉村匪患的證據

    暴力風險與合約選擇:來自近代東北鄉村匪患的證據

    復旦大學經濟學教授李楠利用東北鄉村農戶微觀數據考察東北土匪活動產生的額外暴力風險對當地租佃合約的影響。於本次講座中,李楠將講解其研究的實証發現如何豐富和擴展農業合約中的風險分擔理論,並為理解暴力對經濟績效影響提供新的微觀機制。


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  • The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World — and Globalization Began

    The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World — and Globalization Began

    In this Quantitative History Webinar, Yale historian Valerie Hansen will take us back to the year 1000 AD and discuss how globalization began.

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  • The EAST Rises – Again: Lessons for Today from China's Past Technological Development

    The EAST Rises – Again: Lessons for Today from China's Past Technological Development

    In this inaugural AGI Public Policy Webinar, Professor Yasheng Huang of MIT will present findings on the history of Chinese technological development from its Spring and Autumn Eras (over 700 years before the first millennium) to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1911.

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  • Technology for Social Good: Giving Workers a Voice

    Technology for Social Good: Giving Workers a Voice

    Phoebe Ewen, The Mekong Club; Hannah Thinyane and Sophie Zinser, United Nations University Institute, Macau

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