Presentation at RSA ReHi-workshop on regional resilience (Leeuwarden)

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.

Lecture: by Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng lectures in Peking University (Beijing, China)

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.

More details are available in the Chinese report.

Peking University

Lecture: by Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng in Renmin University of China (Beijing, China)

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.

More details are available in the Chinese report.