Spring 2021 Wednesday Seminar Series

The Seminar Series, now over 35 years old, invites scholars from around the world to share their work in a formal lecture, which is followed by a rigorous question and answer session.

The Spring 2021 seminars will be hosted by Dr. Jonathan F Schulz and Dr. Natalya Naumenko and coordinated by Lisa Hill-Corley and Kashiff A. Thompson. All papers made available will be posted on this site for downloading. For more information, call the Center: (703) 993-2316.

Seminars will be held virtually from  12 - 1:15pm over Zoom. Each presentation will be followed by an informal discussion (students welcome) from 1:15 - 2pm.  The link and password will be distributed by email.  If you haven't received the link but would like to participate please contact Kashiff A. Thompson (kthomp7@gmu.edu).  

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Schedule of Speakers:


Dan Bogart, UC Irvine

Presentation: Organizations and efficiency in lighthouses: The English case revisited


Andreas Ferrara, University of Pittsburgh

Presentation: Discrimination, Migration, and Economic Outcomes: Evidence from World War I 


Hilton Root, George Mason University

Presentation: The Embeddedness of Social Institutions: Networks of Church and State in China and the Europe


David de la Croix, UCLouvain (Belgium

Presentation: Nepotism vs. Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital in Academia (1088-1800)


Maria Petrova, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Presentation: Bombs, Broadcasts and Resistance: Allied Intervention and Domestic Opposition to the Nazi Regime during World War II


Alexey Makarin, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF)

Presentation: Conflict and Inter-Group Trade: Evidence from the 2014 Russia-Ukraine Crisis


Jared Rubin, Chapman University


Johannes Buggle, University of Lausanne


John Duggan, University of Rochester 


Samuel Bazzi, University of California, San Diego


Leah Boustan, Princeton University


Vicky Fouka, Stanford University


Marianne Wanamaker, University of Tennessee


Mara Squicciarini, Bocconi University