Public Health Shocks and Product Pricing Behavior: Evidence from Life Insurance during the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic
20 October 2021, 17:00-18:00 (Geneva Time), Online Seminar
In this session of the International Macro History Online Seminar, join us for a presentation on "Public Health Shocks and Product Pricing Behavior: Evidence from Life Insurance during the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic" by Gustavo Cortes (University of Florida) and Gertjan Verdickt (KU Leuven).
The seminar will be moderated by Stefano Battilossi, Associate Professor of Economics History at University Carlos III de Madrid.
The International Macro History Online Seminar series is jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world. It brings macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.
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About the International Macro History Online Seminar
The International Macroeconomic History Online Seminar Series, jointly organised by the Graduate Institute's Centre for Finance and Development, the Centre for Economic Policy Research and a consortium of numerous other universities and institutions from around the world, aims to keep the flow of intellectual debate active and to bring macroeconomic history topics to an interested public on a weekly basis.
A virtual format has important advantages, namely, by abolishing physical constraints, so we can have more participants joining in from compatible time zones than the conventional seminars. This is good for the presenters, who are exposed to a broader audience and also for the audience, who can choose to attend seminar series closer to their own research interests. This advantage is greater for specialized sub-disciplines. This is the reason why we launched a seminar in macro history. Finally, co-ordinating a joint seminar series provides economies of scale in time use.
Banque de France, Centre for Economic Policy Research, European Association of Banking History, European Historical Economics Society, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Joint Center for History and Economics, Harvard University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Judge Business School Cambridge, Kiel Institute for the World Economy, King’s College London, London School of Economics, NYU-Abu Dhabi, Paris School of Economics, Princeton University, Queen’s University Belfast, Rutgers University, Sciences Po, Santa Clara University, Solvay Business School, Universitat de Barcelona, University Carlos III Madrid, University College London, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Davis, University of Geneva, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Vienna, Vienna University of Economics and Business and Yale University.
Centre for Finance and Development Website with papers and video recordings of the former Spring 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 sessions.
CEPR Website with full programmes of the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 sessions.