20 episodios

The Economic History podcast is a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and new research with a general interest audience. Each fortnight, we meet leading academics in the field and discuss a range of topics, including pandemics, long run economic growth, gender issues, financial crises, inequality, sustainable development and a number of weird and fun economic experiments in history. There is no time like the past to help us understand the present.

The Economic History Podcas‪t‬ Seán Kenny

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The Economic History podcast is a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and new research with a general interest audience. Each fortnight, we meet leading academics in the field and discuss a range of topics, including pandemics, long run economic growth, gender issues, financial crises, inequality, sustainable development and a number of weird and fun economic experiments in history. There is no time like the past to help us understand the present.

    Africa in the World Economy: Growth, Shrinking and Debt

    Africa in the World Economy: Growth, Shrinking and Debt

    In this episode, we meet Dr. Leigh Gardner to consider the experience of a number of former British colonies in Africa. We review the literature and Leigh's work on the cost of financing and operating former colonies and compare their debt and borrowing...

    • 33 min
    The Dreadful Childhood and Long Shadow of American Slavery

    The Dreadful Childhood and Long Shadow of American Slavery

    In this episode, we speak with Professor Richard Steckel on his extensive work using height, nutritional, fertility and mortality data to explain the tragic outcomes of American slave health. We discuss the marriage and fertility patterns of slaves and...

    • 45 min
    Financial Systems and Growth

    Financial Systems and Growth

    In this episode, Prof. Richard Sylla talks us through the process of building up a currency union in the U.S. following independence in 1776. We also consider the key ingredients for a successful "financial revolution", drawing on international examples...

    • 54 min
    Rulers, Religion and Riches: Another Divergence...Between the West and the Middle East

    Rulers, Religion and Riches: Another Divergence...Between the West and the Middle East

    In this episode, we discuss the subtitle of Professor Jared Rubin's book: 'Why the West got Rich and the Middle East did Not.' We consider the Golden Age of Islam against the Western European backwater, facing its long dark age. Jared offers an original...

    • 1h 5 min
    GDP- Great Difficulties in Producing

    GDP- Great Difficulties in Producing

    In this episode, we meet with the eminent Prof. Diane Coyle to discuss the evolution of measuring economic activity through time. When and why did the process begin and how did it evolve? What were the political motivations that drove the changes...

    • 26 min
    Why Economic History?

    Why Economic History?

    In this episode, we meet 'the guy who wrote the book on' why economists need economic history, Dr. Chris Colvin (Queen's University Belfast). We discuss the importance of the subject for policy makers, economists and the additional tools economic...

    • 43 min

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juanlla4 ,

Really great!

I really enjoy these, such good intuition for econ

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