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12th Annual Workshop on “Growth, History and Development”

Venue: Seminar room O100 at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense
Date: March 23, 2023
Keynote speaker:
Gregory Clark, University of Southern Denmark, LSE, CEPR
“Rethinking the Industrial Revolution”
The Historical Economics and Development Group (HEDG) will be hosting the 12th annual workshop on “Growth, History and Development”. The workshop will take place on March 23, 2023, at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. The workshop is intended for graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty members working in the area of long-run growth, economic history, and comparative development. Graduate students are particularly encouraged to apply and attend the workshop.
 Refreshments, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Participants will need to cover their own expenses for accommodation and travel.


8.45 – 9.00


9.00 – 9.30

Jonathan Chapman (University of Bologna)

“Justices of the Peace: Legal Foundations of the Industrial Revolution”

9.30 – 10.00

Anna Arkhina (Central European University)

“Impact of Grain Export on the Russian Empire’s Industrial Development in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries”

10.00 –10.30

Rami Zalfou (Lund University)

“Female labor, ethnic inequality, and sectoral composition in the Middle East: Evidence from census data”

10.30 – 11.00


11.00 – 12.00

Keynote speaker: Gregory Clark (University of Southern Denmark, LSE, CEPR)

“Rethinking the Industrial Revolution”

12.00 – 12.30


 12.30 - 13.15


 13.15 - 13.45

Giacomo Plevani (University of Bologna and University of Turin)
“Cities’ industrialization and social mobility: evidence from Turin”

 13.45 - 14.15

Christian Vedel (University of Southern Denmark)
“Unlocking the Value of Historical Occupational Descriptions with AI”

 14.15 - 14.45

Matthew Curtis (ECARES, ULB)
“Inheritance Customs, the European Marriage Pattern and Female Empowerment”

 14.45 - 15.15


 15.15 - 15.45

Timo Stieglitz (Humboldt University Berlin)
“Industrialization, returns, inequality”

 15.45 - 16.15

Elena Korchmina (University of Southern Denmark)
“Inequality under serfdom: Income and its distribution in early 19th century Russia”

 16.15 - 16.45


 16.45 - 17.15

Richard Franke (University of Bayreuth)
“Reversing Fortunes of German Regions, 1926-2019: Boon and Bane of Early Industrialization?”

 17.15 - 17.45

Adrian Palacios-Mateo (University of Zaragoza) and Francisco Marco-Gracia (University of Zaragoza)
“Survival of the Wealthiest? How wealth shaped families’ demographic decisions”

 17.45 -  18.15

Alexander Yarkin (Brown University)
“Wealth Distribution, Lobbying, and Industrialization: Theory and Evidence”


 DINNER at Oluf Bagers Gård
Address: Nørregade 29 5000 Odense

Last Updated 20.12.2023