Welcome and Introduction


The Center for History and Economics online seminar hosts presentations and discussions on recent research in history, economics, and related disciplines. Ranging widely across historical periods and around the globe, the seminar covers topics including economic thought, histories of economic life, environmental history, and legal history. The seminar is also intended to bring together, regularly throughout the academic year and in a spirit of scholarly exchange, friends and affiliates of the Center in Cambridge, Harvard, Paris, and elsewhere.

*All seminars will take place in-person at Harvard University, but will also be available live online for those who wish to attend via Zoom.*

Seminar location: Lee Gathering Room, CGIS S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Seminar time: 12pm


Wednesday 8 February 2023

Namrata Kala (MIT / Sloan)

Money (Not) to Burn: Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Crop Residue Burning

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Wednesday 8 March 2023

Shane Bobrycki (Vienna)      

Title TBA

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Wednesday 26 April 2023

Brandon Terry (Harvard)      

Was Malcolm X a Black Populist? Rethinking Class Politics in Black Political Thought

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