CGDE Seminar  


Lecturer: Professor Albrecht Ritschl (Department of Economic History, London School of Economics)
Date: October 22-26, 2018
Venue: Leipzig University, room tbd
Registration: until October 1, 2018 via email: sprenger(at) The course is designed for at most 25 participants.

Announcement: pdf

Course description

This course introduces students to the history of monetary policy, of financial markets, and financial crises. The course covers the two waves of globalization of 1880-1914 and 1980-2008 and the de-globalization of finance that happened during the Great Depression. A long run perspective on the 2008 financial crisis and Eurozone crisis will be provided through several historical case studies of stock market crashes, banking panics, currency crises and sovereign defaults. Finally, the course explores how central banks responded to financial crises in different historical periods and covers the main evolutions in monetary policy over the last two hundred years.

The course puts strong emphasis on how institutional and political factors shape the process of financial globalization and on how the structure of the international monetary system affects the conduct of monetary policy and the response to financial crises.

This course is aimed for students willing to improve their understanding of money and financial markets through a historical approach. It is also highly relevant to financial market practitioners and policy makers interested in acquiring a long run perspective on current hot issues in money, banking, and finance.

 Important: For full information and current program see here.

letzte Änderung: 10.09.2018