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ECARES PhD Workshop Print
Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 09:00 - 18:00

ECARES PhD Workshop

9:30-11:00: Introducing future, 1st year and 2nd year PhD students

[Long break to interact with the presenters]

11:30-12:30: PhD students in the middle of their thesis (3*20 min presentations).


14:00-15:15: Gérard Roland, UC Berkeley

The Deep Historical Roots of Modern Culture:  A Comparative Perspective.

Abstract: This paper presents evidence showing that since antiquity there have been two opposed types of institutional systems: one resembling central planning and present in ancient China, ancient Egypt, the Inca Empire and other territorial states, and another one with strong market institutions, protection of property rights present mostly in city-states not just in the Mediterranean but throughout the world. Evidence is presented that these institutional differences dating back to the antiquity, and shaped by special geographical conditions, can be seen to be at the root of the two cultural systems in today’s world: individualism and collectivism. These cultural differences have effects on economic performance and institutions in today’s world.  



Being on the market (presenters to be confirmed, one PhD and one post-doc)
After the market: Roberto Venturini and Lorenzo Trimarchi (quasi-confirmed).

17:00-23:59: Drinks!


Location: R42.2.113
Contact: Nancy De Munck - This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it