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The Fate of Skilled Jews in Nazi Germany The Fate of Skilled Jews in Nazi Germany

The Fate of Skilled Jews in Nazi Germany

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020 14:00 - 15:30 Google Calendar Outlook/Apple Calendar
Venue: Zoom Webinar
Speaker(s): Sascha O. Becker
Language: English
Enquiry: econhist@hku.hk
Quantitative History Webinar Series - The Fate of Skilled Jews in Nazi Germany [Sascha O. Becker, Monash University]
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The Nazi period is a transformational period in German history. When Hitler took power in 1933, Jews were expelled from public sector jobs. Using detailed biographical information for Jewish academics, Sascha O. Becker and his team examine several important margins: first, the impact of expulsion and persecution on the extensive margin (who emigrated and who ended up staying behind); second, the timing of emigration and the destination of emigration. In this Quantitative History Webinar, Sascha will present their preliminary findings which show that academic networks played an important role.

Sascha's coauthors are Volker Lindenthal (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Sharun Mukand (University of Warwick) and Fabian Waldinger (University of Munich).

This webinar was not recorded as it contained interim/preliminary findings. Thank you to everyone who joined us at this "closed-door" event. It was great to have you all on Zoom!

Live on Zoom on August 27, 2020
14:00 Hong Kong/Beijing/Singapore | 15:00 Tokyo | 16:00 Sydney/Melbourne

About the Speaker(s)
Sascha O. Becker

Sascha O. Becker

Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics, Monash University, Melbourne
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Photo credit: WorldJewishCongress / CC BY-SA


About the Quantitative History Webinar Series 
The Quantitative History Webinar Series, convened by Professor Zhiwu Chen and Dr. Chicheng Ma of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), aims to provide researchers, teachers and students with an online intellectual platform to keep up to date with the latest research in the field, promoting the dissemination of research findings and interdisciplinary use of quantitative methods in historical research. The Series is co-organized by the International Society for Quantitative History, HKU Business School, and the Asia Global Institute (AGI).

Conveners:
Professor Zhiwu Chen
Dr. Chicheng Ma 

Photo Highlights
  • Sascha O. Becker presenting his preliminary findings on Zoom

    Sascha O. Becker presenting his preliminary findings on Zoom

  • Discussion session with Sascha O. Becker (James K. S. Kung, Chicheng Ma, and Zhiuwu Chen of HKU Economic History Group as discussants)

    Discussion session with Sascha O. Becker (James K. S. Kung, Chicheng Ma, and Zhiuwu Chen of HKU Economic History Group as discussants)


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