On 14-16 January 2018, our researcher Robin Philips attended the 4th RSA ReHi-workshop ‘An historical account of regional resilience’ in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands), organized by the Regional Studies Association (RSA) and the RSA Research Network on Regional Economic and Policy History (ReHi).
At this event, he presented preliminary results of a forthcoming paper which focused on the long-term development of unemployment numbers at the municipal level in the Low Countries (Belgium and the Netherlands). The study identified correlations between human capital and early industrialization of regions. Interestingly, development paths such as these were also linked to higher unemployment figures in post-industrial times. The latter correlation, though, could not be explained by different levels of human capital – thus underscoring the need for further research. A digital copy of the Powerpoint presentation can be found here.
The workshop was carried out within the Framework of the with support from the Fryske Akademy/Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the N.W. Posthumus Institute. More information and a full report on the workshop can be found here.
On 28 April 2017, our visiting fellow Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng is invited to lecture in the College of History and Culture, Shanxi University, in Taiyuan, China, on the topic of “business accounting book and social economic history research”.
This is a part of celebration on the 115th founding anniversary of Shanxi University, as well as the no. 56 of the ” Lecture Series of College of History and Culture, Shanxi University”.
On 15 March 2017, our visiting fellow Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng is invited to lecture in the School of Economics, Peking University, in Beijing, China, on the topic of “private lending activity and its interest rate in the Chinese history”.
This is the no. 46 of the “Peking University Lecture Series of Famous Expert of Economic History”, hosted by the Institute of Social and Economic History, School of Economics, Peking University.
On 5 December 2016, our visiting fellow Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng was invited to lecture in the School of Economics, Renmin University of China (RUC), in Beijing, China, on the topic of “the adjustment on distribution of military industry in the Late Qing Dynasty after the Sino – Japanese War of 1894-1895: taking Jiangnan Manufacturing Bureau as an example“.
This is the no. 20 of the “Economic History and Economic Thought History Seminar“, hosted by the School of Economics, Renmin University of China.
2th November 2016
Lecture at Utrecht University “The Development of Chinese Accounting and Bookkeeping Before 1850: Insights from the Tŏng Tài Shēng Business Account Books (1798-1850)” (by Weipeng Yuan, Richard Macve and Debin Ma)
2th November 2016
Lecture at Utrecht University “Rational Evolution or Socially Constructed Counter-myth? Cross-cultural Perceptions of the Development of Chinese Commercial Accounting up to c.1850” (by Keith Hoskin, Debin Ma and Richard Macve)