In case you want to attend the conference without participating, please contact Eftychia Kalaitzidou (eftychia.kalaitzidou[at]ntnu.no) to secure a seat.
The Department of Economic History invites applications for fully funded PhD positions beginning 1 September 2023 on campus in Uppsala. One PhD candidate position is available without a specific research orientation, two are tied to specific research projects.
The European University Institute is looking for candidates with a distinguished record of scholarly publications and experience in postgraduate teaching and doctoral supervision, to fill Two Chairs in European History, 19th and Early 20th Centuries.
Business cooperation has been a vital component of economic development throughout history. From ancient merchants forming trade networks to modern multinational corporations, cooperation has allowed for sharing of resources and expertise to mobilize assets to achieve business goals. Business historians accumulated many examples of how cooperative business ventures have facilitated the exchange of goods, the expansion of markets, and the creation of new industries. By working together, businesses can pool their resources and knowledge, overcome obstacles, and increase their chances of success.
Cooperation has been a key factor in driving business innovation and growth. From joint ventures and strategic alliances to mergers and acquisitions, businesses have utilized a variety of cooperative arrangements to achieve their goals. In the Middle Ages, guilds provided a framework for skilled artisans to collaborate and mobilize resources, and protect their social interests. During the industrial revolution, corporations emerged as a means for investors to pool capital and resources to finance ambitious projects. Firms also cooperate with the aim of controlling markets and limiting exposure to competition, including trade associations that helped introduce technical standards and shared understandings within an industry or national and international cartels that emerged in the late 19th century and have been legal in many countries until the late 20th century.
The rich and complex history of the Black Sea Region is very much entangled with struggles and conflicts over its resources and with empires and nation-states' efforts to manage them. Even currently, international energy, grain, and transportation crises caused by the Russian war on Ukraine are closely connected to the Black Sea. In addition to the obvious energy and economic instability, the war creates numerous ecological challenges and is extremely harmful to the environment. These events and threats in the region create a growing demand for platforms for multidisciplinary analysis and expertise. By examining the region's past and present through various lenses, including politics, governance, economics, social justice, and technology, the conference will contribute to a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the region's development.
We inform you that a new position has been entered in the Apella information system:
Title: Αναπληρωτής καθηγητής ή Επίκουρος Καθηγητής επί θητεία
Organization: University of Ioannina
Department/Institute: History and Archaeology
Discipline: Μεσαιωνική Ιστορία Σλαβικών και Ευρασιατικών Λαών
Submission Opening Date: 25/04/2023
Submission End Date: 26/06/2023
Κυκλοφόρησε, από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Μέλισσα, σε συνεργασία με το Μουσείο Μπενάκη, το 76ο τεύχος του περιοδικού Τα Ιστορικά.
The research project studies growth and economic development from a micro-level perspective making use of newly collected longitudinal data covering the universe of Swedish manufacturing establishments from the 18th century until the 20th century. These data will be paired with, for example, patent records and individual-level census data to study a set of interrelated questions: i) Why do some firms thrive, while others fail? We study the determinants of firm survival between 1864-1900 focusing in particular on how innovation and the adoption of new technologies affected patterns of firm longevity; ii) Why did firms begin to invent? We analyze the historical shift in innovation from independent inventors to firms, as well as examine its determinants and effects on firm performance; and iii) What determines the adoption of new technologies? We study the determinants of the diffusion of steam and electricity across manufacturing plants, also analyzing the impacts of adoption on employment, productivity, and firm survival.
The research projects span questions about long-run economic growth, innovation, and intergenerational mobility. Both projects use micro-level data and econometric methods to answer questions such as: i) How does innovation and the diffusion of new technologies affect the creation of new types of jobs? What determines who transitions into new work? How does the geography of new job creation change over time?; ii) How age affects innovation, with a particular focus on the demographic transition; and iii) Whether innovation and the diffusion of new technologies leads to increasing or decreasing intergenerational mobility. The projects take a cross-country perspective and span the 18th century to the present day.
The Italian Association for the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) and the Italian Society of Economic Historians (SISE) invite economic historians and the academic communities of historians, economists, and other scholars in the humanities and the political and social sciences to submit proposals for a conference on the history of mobility and circulation of resources, people and ideas.
Η ετήσια συνάντηση των Ελλήνων Ιστορικών Οικονομικής Σκέψης διοργανώνεται φέτος με θέμα: Οικονομικές κρίσεις. Θεωρία, Ιστορία και πολιτικές αντιμετώπισης, στις 16 και 17 Ιουνίου (Παρασκευή και Σάββατο) 2023 στις εγκαταστάσεις του Οικονομικού Τμήματος του Πανεπιστήμιου Θεσσαλίας στο Βόλο.