This seminar is open to the public.
The Seminar in Economic History (previously Econ 3104) is an interdisciplinary offering of the Department of Economics. In continuous operation for about seventy-five years, the Harvard Economic History Seminar has become a key forum for economic historians across divisions and departments as well as throughout the greater Boston area, serving as a lively and deeply informative seminar for those interested in long-term economic change, economic growth, and development. Papers and updated schedules are available for participants before each meeting on the workshop's website. Every year, the most interesting and diverse group of economic historians in the world are recruited to present their new papers to the group.
The workshop organizers include Melissa Dell, Claudia Goldin, and Nathan Nunn. For 2021–2022, all three organizers are on academic leave, but Professor Goldin continues to chair the seminar with assistance from Marco Tabellini and Marlous van Waijenburg, both faculty in the Business, Government, and the International Economy (BGIE) group at the Harvard Business School.