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Ancient History and Economics 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie is in dialogue with Professor Walter Scheidel (Stanford) on “What Have the Romans Ever Done for Us?” at the Newell Classics Event. This event is Cambridge’s most prestigious occasion for public-facing classical scholarship, and takes place on the 2nd May 2019 in the Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College. More information can be found at https://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/newell-classics-event-2019.

Published on - Friday 26th April 2019

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Economic Growth

Great Divergence

Economic History

Women in Economics



Guilds and Innovation 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will give a Plenary Lecture on “Guilds and Innovation” at the CEPR / Danish Institute for Advanced Study Conference on “Accounting For The Wealth Of Nations: History And Theory”. This event is being hosted by the University of Southern Denmark in Odense on 25-26 April 2019. The full programme can be found here.

Published on - Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Wealth

Women in Economics



The European Guilds Book Launch 

Princeton University Press, the Faculty of Economics and the Cambridge-INET Institute held an event to celebrate the publication of Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie's The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis book. The event took place on 14th March 2019 in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College. See a selection of photographs from the evening.

Published on - Thursday 28th March 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics



Podcast on The European Guilds 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie has made a podcast on her book, The European Guilds, for the New Books Network, an initiative dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing serious authors to a wide public. You can listen to Sheilagh’ podcast here

Published on - Thursday 21st March 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics



How Do Bad Institutions Survive? - Public Lecture 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will deliver a public lecture at the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at the University of Warwick on 28 February 2019. Her lecture addresses a question of concern to economists, historians and legal scholars: “How Do Bad Institutions Survive?”, and presents findings from her new book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis, published on 14 Feb 2019.

Published on - Sunday 10th February 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics



How Did Pre-Modern Merchants Solve Conflicts? 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie will deliver a public lecture in Frankfurt at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History on 30 January 2019. Her lecture addresses a question of concern to economists, historians and legal scholars: “How Did Pre-Modern Merchants Solve Conflicts? Public-Order versus Private-Order Institutions”. A one-day workshop on Sheilagh's forthcoming book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis, will take place at the University of Frankfurt on 31 January 2019.

Published on - Friday 4th January 2019

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Economic History

European History

Women in Economics



Book Launch - The European Guilds, by Sheilagh Ogilvie 

Cambridge-INET is holding a launch event for Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie’s book, “The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis”. The launch takes place on 14 March 2019, 5.30-7.00 pm, in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Cambridge. Please register your interest here.

Event Date - Thursday 14th March 2019

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics



The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie gave the Faculty Research Seminar, presenting the research in her 2019 Princeton University Press book, where she uses economic methods to analyze an institution central to almost every economy in history – the occupational guild. Her talk was entitled ‘The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis’ and was delivered on 1 October 2018.

Published on - Monday 19th November 2018

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Economic History

European Guilds

Women in Economics



Democratic Purges in Post-World War II France Grant 

Dr. Toke Aidt in collaboration with colleagues at the Université libre de Bruxelles wins British Academy/ Leverhulme grant to study democratic purges in post-World War II France.

Published on - Wednesday 17th October 2018

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Economic History

EU

Post-war



International Economic History Association Dissertation Prize 

Faculty supervisor and examiner, Charles Read has been awarded a prize by the International Economic History Association (IEHA) for the best dissertation in nineteenth-century economic history completed in 2015, 2016 or 2017 at any university in the world. He was awarded the prize at the 18th World Economic History Congress hosted in July at MIT in Boston. Previously his research his PhD has also won the Thirsk-Feinstein PhD Dissertation Prize, the T.S. Ashton Prize and the New Researcher Prize of the Economic History Society (EHS).

Published on - Monday 6th August 2018

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Economic History



Research Horizons 

Prof. Sheilagh Ogilvie's research is featured in the latest University's Research Horizons magazine. Read the article "How 9,000 lists written over 300 years are helping to test theories of economic growth" or download the latest issue of Research Horizons.

Published on - Wednesday 4th July 2018

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Education

Economic History

Women in Economics

Human Capital



Podcast of Professor Gareth Austin's inaugural lecture 

In the lectures, Professor Austin describes three 'revolutions' in the study of economic history since 1950 and argues that Economic History needs to re-affirm its position as the intersection set of the disciplines of History and Economics. Podcast of lecture available here.

Published on - Monday 29th January 2018

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Economic History



Jane Humphries awarded a CBE 

Jane Humphries, Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford and former Reader at the Faculty of Economics has been awarded a CBE.

Published on - Thursday 4th January 2018

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Economic History

CBE

Women in Economics



Prof. Ogilvie BBC Radio 4 Interview on Guilds 

Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie spoke to BBC Radio 4 about "Consumer protectors or greedy monopolists? A fresh look at what guilds really did for pre-modern trade".

Published on - Wednesday 3rd January 2018

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Consumers

Monopoly

Women in Economics

Economic History




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