Workshop: Discrimination and Labor Markets: Perspectives from Economic History and the History of Economics (Workshop)

Tuesday 6 December 2022Plaats in agenda
vanaf 11:00
Berchmanianum, 00.210
Ivan Boldyrev and Vincent Delabastita
Judy Stephenson (University College London) and Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Bologna)

Within economics, there is a growing interest in using historical data and incorporating historical arguments. Labor market discrimination has been at the forefront of these research efforts. While economic historians seek to quantify the scale and consequences of discrimination in various contexts and to explain its patterns, historians of economics investigate the models and expertise (‘ideational infrastructure’) behind various economic policies, and the cases in which this knowledge was mobilized e.g. in courtrooms. The workshop will feature representative talks from the both disciplines and a discussion evaluating the future perspectives and possible cross-disciplinary insights.
Lunch will be provided.

The speakers:
Judy Stephenson (University College London) 11.00h
Monopsony in Early Modern Labor Markets
Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche (University of Bologna) 13.00h
Discrimination: Economics on Trial

with comments from Alexandra de Pleijt (Wageningen University & Research) and Tom Kayzel (PhD, University of Amsterdam).

The workshop will end with closing remarks by the organizers and aforementioned speakers.

Ivan Boldyrev

The number of participants is limited, please register here.