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HEDG Hosts is a series of events being run by the Historical Economics and Development Group at the University of Southern Denmark, where we invite some of the most incisive writers and thinkers - inside and outside academia - to present their work and demonstrate the relevance, and continued impact, of historical developments on contemporary societies.

All sessions will take place on Zoom - chaired and moderated by HEDG's Paul Richard Sharp - and also include a Q and A.



John Turner - Thursday 21st April: 1pm - 2pm Danish Time

In this event, we are hosting John Turner, Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen's University Belfast, and editor of The Economic History Review. He will be talking about his  book (co-authored with William Quinn) Boom and Bust: A Global History of Financial Bubbles, which, amongst other plaudits, was named by the Financial Times as one of the best books of the year. 


Carl-Johan Dalgaard - Thursday 19th May: 1pm - 2pm Danish Time

In this event, we are hosting Carl-Johan Dalgaard. He is a Professor of Economics at the University of Copenhagen - also affiliated to CEPR and CAGE; Carl-Johan is also an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Growth. He is also Chairman of the Danish Economic Councils. His research has a particular focus on development and growth.  He will be talking about the importance of history for policy today.



Recorded talks from previous HEDG Hosts events can be found on our YouTube channel.


Duncan Weldon

Duncan is Britain economics correspondent at The Economist and author of Two Hundred Years of Muddling Through: The Surprising Story of the British Economy.

Isabella Weber

Isabella is an Assistant Professor of Economics and the Research Leader for China of the Asian Political Economy Program at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and author of the highly acclaimed, recently released How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate.

Per H. Hansen

Per is Professor of Business History at Copenhagen Business School - with a special interest in financial crises and the role of banks and central banks in the interwar period.

Alice Evans

Dr Alice Evans is a Senior Lecturer at King’s College London, and currently writing The Great Gender Divergence. This book examines why all countries have become more gender equal, but why some are more gender equal than others.  She is also the host of the excellent 'Rocking Our Priors' podcast - which has featured guests such as Daron Acemoglu and Branko Milanovic.

Svenn-Erik Mamelund

Professor Svenn-Erik Mamelund, of Oslo Metropolitan University has a Masters in human geography from 1998 and a PhD in Demography from 2004. He has 23 years experience in studying the demography of epidemic diseases with a particular focus on the 1918-20 influenza pandemic. Mamelund is head of the Centre for Research on Pandemics and Society and has, since April 2017, been the president of the Norwegian Demographic Society.

Bishnupriya Gupta 

Bishnupriya Gupta is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick - where she is also Research Director of CAGE; the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy. She was an editor of 'A New Economic History of Colonial India', and has recently been appointed an editor of the 'Journal of Economic History'.


Last Updated 25.03.2022