LSESU Economic History Society

LSESU Economic History Society A social LSESU society committed to exchanging academic ideas related to economic history with peers from LSE and the wider intellectual community.

We are the Economic History Society of the LSE. We're a social society committed to exchanging academic ideas related to economic history with peers from LSE and the wider intellectual community, as well as enriching the experience of LSE students as best we can.

Operating as usual

27/03/2020

***Deadline for nomination***

The core roles we are seeking further nominations for is:
- Secretary
But you can still nominate yourself for:
- President
- Treasurer
- Events officer

Please do so by 29/03/2020 23:59pm.

Stay safe in these strange time!

*** Deadline***The executive committee of the Knowles Review of Economic History has decided to extend the deadline to M...
07/03/2020
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*** Deadline***
The executive committee of the Knowles Review of Economic History has decided to extend the deadline to Monday the 9th, 23:59, giving you more time to send any coursework of your choice. This journal is supported by the Economic History department and considers each submission! Feel free to submit your work to Moodle by the deadline:
https://moodle.lse.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=6925

If you have any query, contact them via email: [email protected], or facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lseknowlesreview

06/12/2019

It was great to see everyone last week for our Pub Quiz! Hope to see you all next time 😁

28/11/2019

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone later today for our pub quiz! We’ll kick off around 6:30pm in the George IV pub (upstairs) 🍻

Join us for free drinks, food and great entertainment.

See you all there!!

Happy to announce that we are selling Economic History hoodies for only £25 which is heavily discounted thanks to the so...
15/11/2019

Happy to announce that we are selling Economic History hoodies for only £25 which is heavily discounted thanks to the society and with a huge £7 discount from last year!

Please fill in the google form (link below) to get your hands on one. If you don't see your size, that means we have run out but don't worry we are expecting many more to be delivered soon so send us a message and we will order one for you.

Please note that these hoodies are quite small so make sure to size up (L is pretty much a M) :)

https://forms.gle/XZRFPB8n9c8NbpP5A

Thank you to everyone who made it to our Welcome Presentation, it was great to see you guys! We’ve got a lot planned for...
01/11/2019

Thank you to everyone who made it to our Welcome Presentation, it was great to see you guys! We’ve got a lot planned for this year so make sure you keep up to date!

We’re hosting our first event of the year. This is your chance to find out more about the soc, meet your lovely committe...
20/10/2019

We’re hosting our first event of the year. This is your chance to find out more about the soc, meet your lovely committee and make friends with your fellow coursemates

Join us for free snacks, a great time and a lot of drinks ;))

Tuesday 29th October 5-6pm
Room: CBG 1.05

See you there!!

18/09/2019

Congratulations on joining LSE this September and if you're returning, welcome back!!

Being one of the most friendly communities on campus, the Economic History Society is a well respected and highly inclusive society that is involved in important current issues. We are open to all disciplines and love to share the importance of Economic History in the modern day.

Our committee is dedicated to make our society grow and make your time at LSE the best it can be!

This year we have many exciting social events, academic and career initiatives planned which include:

-Open bar and pub quizzes
-Film nights (history and economics related)
-Networking events and career workshops
-External and Internal Speakers
-Extra-Curricular Lectures on interesting EH topics
-Exam and coursework workshops
-Mentorship system
-Trips!! (TBC)

Remember to find us at the Freshers' Fair and good luck for the year ahead :) xx

19/03/2019

Hey guys!

The time has come to run for the next EH Society Committee! We'll be uploading a link soon where you can nominate yourself. The following positions are open:

Secretary
Treasurer
Events Officer

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

19/02/2019

Hey guys!

Just wanted to share an exciting opportunity with you.

The Economic History Society is planning to release the first edition of the LSE Economic and Social History Journal! The journal will publish six essays in economic and social history submitted by undergraduate and masters students from across the university, with prizes for the top three papers!

Students can, and we encourage them to, submit course essays they have written so far during their time at LSE. That way, you won't have to put in any extra work!

The prize for first place will be a £50 Amazon gift card, with two £10 gift cards given to second and third place!

Deadline: 15th of March 2019

Please send submissions to James Wallace ([email protected]), with the email heading "Your Name, Economic and Social History Journal Submission".

We look forward to your submissions! Good luck :)

Yesterday evening we held our Michaelmas term AGM and selected two new brilliant committee members! A huge welcome to:Ou...
21/10/2017

Yesterday evening we held our Michaelmas term AGM and selected two new brilliant committee members! A huge welcome to:

Our new Director of Academic events: Ihsan Islam
Our new Director of Digital Affairs: Sanjana Khanna

Both Sanjana and Ihsan are first year economics and economic history students and we are incredibly pleased to have them on board!

If you missed our AGM but still want to be involved in the society, don’t worry as you can still apply to be part of our sub committee.
Applications for these positions close on Sunday evening so make sure to get them in by then. Submit your application by filling in this form: https://goo.gl/forms/S0I1UkJET8kN47yn2

Keeps your eyes peeled over the upcoming weeks for the events we have planned. We will be posting details soon of the various socials and academic events we have in the pipeline so stay tuned!

If anyone's looking for a pretty easy way to get involved the Econ History Society subcommittee is a really great and fl...
03/10/2017
LSESU Economic History Society

If anyone's looking for a pretty easy way to get involved the Econ History Society subcommittee is a really great and flexible opportunity! I especially encourage any Economic History students to get involved

Subcommittee applications are open! The subcommittee is a great way for members to engage with the EH community, gain experience in running events and exercise their creativity. The general duties of the subcommittee are listed in the form but feel free to ask us about the subcommittee either on Facebook or at our first social tomorrow!

https://goo.gl/forms/S0I1UkJET8kN47yn2

Subcommittee applications are open! The subcommittee is a great way for members to engage with the EH community, gain ex...
03/10/2017
LSESU Economic History Society Subcommittee Application

Subcommittee applications are open! The subcommittee is a great way for members to engage with the EH community, gain experience in running events and exercise their creativity. The general duties of the subcommittee are listed in the form but feel free to ask us about the subcommittee either on Facebook or at our first social tomorrow!

https://goo.gl/forms/S0I1UkJET8kN47yn2

The LSESU Economic History Society prides itself in being an egalitarian platform that provides you a chance to implement your ideas, supported by the committee. The society is open to all students. The details of available roles are as follows: Academic Subcommittee You will help out with the organ...

It was great to meet so many of you at the fresher's fair today! We've got loads planned this year to create an inclusiv...
22/09/2017

It was great to meet so many of you at the fresher's fair today!
We've got loads planned this year to create an inclusive and diverse economic history society, open to all LSE students. Whether you're a fresher, continuing undergrad, masters student or just want to see what economic history is all about, we'd love to have you as a member!

The events we have planned for the next few weeks include:
- Drinks mixer at Tuns
- 'A beginners guide to economic history' seminar with Peter Sims
- Movie night
- Masters mixer
And more...
We will be posting event dates and timings on this page soon so make sure you like us to keep up to date.

To become a society member don't forget to pay your membership fee via this link: https://www.lsesu.com/activities/societies/society/aaa/
Becoming a member will automatically add you to our mailing list and ensure you never miss an event!

In the next few weeks we will also be holding our AGM where positions on our sub-committee will be open. Sub-committee positions are a great and easy way to get involved in the society and EH department. For more information on the role feel free to contact us!

If you want information on the society or have any suggestions for events, feel free to contact us - we'd love to hear from you!

We can't wait to meet all our members in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned for more!

Faced with a tiebreaker, Team Brian's Angels emerged the winner for our Lent Term Pub Quiz, bringing home a lovely bottl...
27/02/2017

Faced with a tiebreaker, Team Brian's Angels emerged the winner for our Lent Term Pub Quiz, bringing home a lovely bottle of Proseco! Congratulations ^_^ Thanks to everyone who rocked up for yesterdays adventure, hope to see you soon! From the EH team! :)

Pub Quiz Underway at the George IV!
27/02/2017

Pub Quiz Underway at the George IV!

Knowledge will be rewarded at tonight's pub quiz! Points mean prizes, come by and enjoy the rain inside on the cozy firs...
27/02/2017

Knowledge will be rewarded at tonight's pub quiz! Points mean prizes, come by and enjoy the rain inside on the cozy first floor of George IV tonight at 6pm! Looking froward to seeing you there :) The EH team.

22/02/2017
Comparative advantage in manufacturing: A look back at the lat...

“Comparative advantage in manufacturing: A look back at the late Victorian ‘workshop of the world”

It was great to interview Brian Varian, a PhD candidate in Economic History here at the LSE. Today we talked about his paper on Britain’s comparative advantages in the late 19th century.

The questions we asked are listed below;

0.33 What is comparative advantage?
1.51 How do you produce historic estimates of comparative advantage?
4.48 Which sectors of industry did Britain have a comparative advantage in 1880, 1890 and 1900. In what ways does your findings challenge the existing literature?
9.09 Why does Britain lose its comparative advantages in so many sectors in the late 19th century?
10.40 What relevance does the study of Britains past comparative advantages have on public policy today?

12.15 What motivated you to study Economic History?
13.28 What brought you to the LSE?
14.14 What tips do you have for success for students of Economic History?

A link to the VOXeu article is here: http://voxeu.org/article/late-victorian-workshop-world

A link to Brian's LSE profile is here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/economicHistory/whosWho/research_Students/Profiles/BVarian.aspx

The LSE Economic History Review is a great gift idea this holiday season.
14/12/2016
Journal

The LSE Economic History Review is a great gift idea this holiday season.

The LSE Economic History Review 2016 is now available to read online. We will be holding the essay competition for the LSE Economic History Review 2017 in lent term.

23/11/2016
Antoine Martin, What Would Bagehot Have Thought of the Fed's Policy after September 11, 2001? | Library of Economics and Liberty

What Would Bagehot Have Thought of the Fed's Policy after September 11, 2001?

http://www.econlib.org/library/Columns/y2003/MartinBagehot.html

Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, disruptions to communications infrastructures resulted in the temporary breakdown of the interbank market.2 This created a big liquidity problem for many banks. On a normal day, some banks are short of liquidity because their payments coming due...

24/10/2016
"Too much Maths, too little History: The problem of Economics"

In case you missed out on our debate last year, "Too much maths, too little history"

Speakers:
Proposition Team - Lord Robert Skidelsky & Dr. Ha-Joon Chang
Opposition Team - Prof. Steve Pisckhe & Prof. Francesco Caselli
Chair - Professor James Foreman-Peck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rXBBqMmIP8

This is a recording of the debate hosted by the LSE Economic History Department, in collaboration with the LSESU Economic History Society and the LSESU Econo...

23/10/2016
LSE SU Economics Society

LSE SU Economics Society

Sen Club: Week 5

~~~ “Too much maths, too little history: The Problem of Economics” - THE REMATCH~~~

Last year, we co-hosted a debate with the LSESU Economic History Society on the above motion. We saw Lord Robert Skidelsky, Dr Ha-Joon Chang, Professor James Foreman-Peck, Professor Jörn-Steffen Pischke and Professor Francesco Caselli explore the role of mathematics in modern economic thinking and pose a difficult question – how much is too much?

On Tuesday, Alba Patozi and Ritush Dalmia will be revisiting this topic and explaining their point of view. There will then be a screening of the video of the debate from last year, followed by a discussion around the table.

Here are some interesting reads on the topic:

Robert Solow - Economic History and Economics
https://www.wiwi.hu-berlin.de/de/professuren/vwl/wg/economic-history-research/think-links/solow1985economic-history-and-economics.pdf

Robert Skidelsky - Post-Crash Economics
http://www.skidelskyr.com/print/post-crash-economics

Noahpinion - Econ Critique Scorecard
http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/econ-critique-scorecard.html

Dani Rodrik - Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science
http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/videoAndAudio/channels/publicLecturesAndEvents/player.aspx?id=3225

As ever, all years and courses are more than welcome! There will be an informal discussion from Tuesday 5:45pm (with refreshments of course) in 32L 1.05 followed by the debate in 32L 1.04 at 6:30pm.

The AGM is in full swing, drop by to join and claim your free copy of the journal and a ticket for free drinks at the tu...
19/10/2016

The AGM is in full swing, drop by to join and claim your free copy of the journal and a ticket for free drinks at the tuns tonight

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19/10/2016

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Interested in learning about current global issues that affect countries in the developing world? Want to hear high-prof...
08/10/2016
LSESU International Development Society

Interested in learning about current global issues that affect countries in the developing world? Want to hear high-profile speakers and academics discuss contemporary developmental issues? Join the LSESU International Development society, who aim to raise awareness and understanding, as well as promoting constructive engagement within the LSE student community. Follow them for more information on upcoming socials, career & academic events.
https://www.facebook.com/developmentsociety/?fref=ts&__mref=message_bubble

Promoting constructive engagement with current issues in international development within the LSE student community.

LSESU Economic History Society's cover photo
26/09/2016

LSESU Economic History Society's cover photo

Nice to meet you all who had a quick chat with our committee members today!Just a kind reminder to our old members that ...
22/09/2016

Nice to meet you all who had a quick chat with our committee members today!
Just a kind reminder to our old members that you can sign up at our booth on the 6th floor to renew your membership. See you all tomorrow!

21/04/2016
After the Drug Wars

Tuesday (19 April) was the start of UNGASS 2016, where the UN meets to discuss the future of international drug control. LSE academics have been a critical voice in the conversation, calling for more flexible interpretations of the treaty to empower nation states to move away from prohibition and an over-reliance of the criminal justice system in order to build a new consensus around reform based on health, human rights and development. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQkcxfqfyhM

The War on Drugs is over. What comes next? Experts from around the world gathered at LSE IDEAS for this International Drug Policy Project policy planning wor...

The LSESU Economic History Society clinched our very first award at the LSESU STARS and SU Awards Night: the Bronze STAR...
22/03/2016

The LSESU Economic History Society clinched our very first award at the LSESU STARS and SU Awards Night: the Bronze STARS Award. Thank you so, so much, everyone! :) Happy holidays!

Oops, it's still Tuesday!

The only election that matters today. Join us at 32LG.03!!
09/03/2016

The only election that matters today. Join us at 32LG.03!!

A big thank you to everyone who came to our "Centralisation of China" talk by Professor Debin Ma yesterday!
09/03/2016

A big thank you to everyone who came to our "Centralisation of China" talk by Professor Debin Ma yesterday!

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