Research School for Economic and Social History


24 - 25 June 2024
UC Louvain

FRESH Workshop ‘Institutions, human capital, and long-term development: lessons from pre-modern Europe’ (UC Louvain)

On 24 and 25 June 2024, LIDAM at UCLouvain will host a FRESH workshop on ‘Institutions, human capital, and long-term development: lessons from pre-modern Europe’. The purpose is to create the opportunity for graduate students and early-stage researchers to present and discuss their work in an environment especially focused on constructive feedback and support. The keynote speakers for this meeting will be Joel Mokyr, Professor of Economics and History at Northwestern University, and Nico Voigtländer, Professor of Economics at UCLA Anderson.

This meeting is organized by David de la Croix (LIDAM, UCLouvain) and Paula Gobbi (ECARES, ULB) in association with the Frontier Research in Economic and Social History series (FRESH-organizer Sandra de Pleijt). This meeting is made possible thanks to funding made available by the ERC grants of the organizers and the European Historical Economics Society.

Researchers interested in presenting should send an abstract of max. 500 words and/or a full paper, as well as a brief (1-2 page) CV by 31 January 2024. Detailed instructions are to be found in the full info via the button below.