Global Economic History

Seminar or event series

This seminar does not take place in Michaelmas Term. It is one of the contributors to the Core seminar in economic and social history

The Global Economic History Seminar began in April 2017. It is intended to showcase, and provide feedback, on papers that examine comparisons and connections between or across major world regions, and also to represent current research in different regions (including single-country papers). Each year we have four or five meetings, solely or mostly in first four or five weeks of the Easter term; in 2021, this means four meetings, all in May. People not physically in Cambridge are welcome to join us.

Note that to receive the Zoom link -- and the paper, if available -- you need to subscribe to the seminar email list; to do so, see under ‘At A Glance’, and please remember to give your first and last names and any institutional or company affiliation.

The convenors are grateful for the support of the G. M. Trevelyan Fund.




The Rothschild tobacco business in the nineteenth century: the interplay between finance and commodities’

William Gervse Clarence-Smith (SOAS)

In Search of the Roots of the East Asian Miracle: The role of colonialism and extraction’

Montserrat Lopez Jerez (University of St Andrews)

The decolonisation of African states. Taxation and expenditure in former French Africa, 1900-2020’

Denis Cogneau (Paris School of Economics)
with Yannick Dupraz, Justine Knebelmann and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps

Cross-Cultural Trade and the Slave Ship the Bonne Société: Baskets of Goods, Diverse Sellers, and Time Pressure on the African Coast’

Anne Ruderman (LSE)
Online: Zoom
Page credits & information

Banner image: The Tata steel works at Jamshedpur. Source: the company website.

At a glance

Easter Term
Tuesdays 5.00 - 6.30pm
Audit Room, King's College unless otherwise indicated