Economic History

Welcome

Advising in Economic history (EcHist) within the history concentration prepares students to explore a variety of questions and approaches within economic history, the history of economic thought, the history of capitalism, financial history, labor history, business history, and the history of economic life.

Students may refer to the webpage on courses for courses in Economic History in the History Department and in other departments (concentrators may count one course that is neither listed nor cross-listed in History toward their concentration). The "People" page lists faculty and graduate students working in economic history broadly conceived to encourage students to consult with them on issues of mutual interest.

 

Courses

Courses offered by History Department faculty (automatically count for the History concentration)

Note: This course list is for information purposes only and is not regularly updated so one should consult  my.harvard.edu for the most uptodate information about course offerings.

Fall 2017:

Spring 2018:

Past Economic History Courses:

AFRAMER 103Y - Histories of Racial Capitalism (203484 – Section 001)   

ANTHRO 2702 - Political Economy (126266 – Section 001)   

ECON 2339RA - Economic History Lunch (123105 – Section 001)   

ECON 3336HFRA - Economic History Workshop (118257 – Section 001)   

ECON 980X - Economics of Work and Family (108892 – Section 001)   

ECON 985SA - Research in Political Economy, History, and Development Economics (160585 – Section 1)   

ECON 1342 - The History of Economic Growth (160351 – Section 001)   

ECON 2330 - History and Human Capital (124933 – Section 001)   

ECON 2339RB - Economic History Lunch (159920 – Section 001)   

ECON 3336HFRB - Economic History Workshop (160613 – Section 001)   

ECON 985SB - Research in Political Economy, History, and Development Economics (160782 – Section 001)   

HIST 1457 - History of American Capitalism (125496 – Section 001)   

HIST 13F - Women and Work in the United States (160424 – Section 001)   

HIST 1947 - Material Cultures: An Archaeology and History of Western and Mediterranean Europe, c. AD 600-1200 (160243 – Section 001)   

HIST 1971 - Time and Place in the History of American Capitalism (160188 – Section 001)   

HIST 60V - Gender, Money and Power in Colonial South Asia (161200 – Section 001)   

HIST 74L - The New Deal and American Liberalism (126678 – Section 001)   

HIST 97H - What is Urban History? (110445 – Section 001)   

HIST-LIT 90BR - Cultures of Commodity Production Across the Americas (159793 – Section 001)   

HISTSCI 147 - The Changing Concept of Race in America: From Jefferson to Genomics (160520 – Section 001)   

SAS 130 - Economic History of India (160720 – Section 001)   

SOCIOL 151 - Political Economy and Global Transformation (203913 – Section 001)   

 

 

People

 

FACULTY

  • History
    • Sunil Amrith: Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies; Professor of History; Director, Center for History and Economics
    • Sven Beckert: Laird Bell Professor of History
    • Sugata Bose: Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs
    • Vincent Brown: Charles Warren Professor of American History; Professor of African and African American Studies
    • Joyce Chaplin: James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History
    • Lizabeth Cohen: Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies
    • Alejandro de la Fuente: Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute
    • Arunabh Ghosh: Assistant Professor of History
    • Andrew Gordon: Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History
    • Tamar Herzog: Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs; Radcliffe Alumnae Professor
    • Elizabeth Hinton: Assistant Professor of History and of African and African American Studies
    • Andrew Jewett: Associate Professor of History and Social Studies
    • Walter Johnson: Winthrop Professor of History; Professor of African and African American Studies; Director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
    • Alison Frank Johnson: Professor of History; Director of Graduate Studies
    • William C. Kirby: Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration; T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies; Chairman, Harvard China Fund
    • Mary Lewis: Robert Walton Goelet Professor of French History
    • Kenneth W. Mack: Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law
    • Charles S. Maier: Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History
    • Michael McCormick: Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History; Chair, Science of the Human Past
    • Kelly O’Neill: Associate Professor of History
    • Emma Rothschild: Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History; Director, Center for History and Economics
    • Daniel Lord Smail: Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of History
  • Economics
  • Sociology
    • Michèle Lamont: Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies; Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies
    • Ya-Wen Lei: Assistant Professor of Sociology
    • Orlando Patterson: John Cowles Professor of Sociology
  • Government
  • Anthropology
  • East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • HLS
  • HBS
  • KSG

 

HISTORY GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH RELATED INTERESTS

  • Ella Antell
  • Mou Banerjee
  • Timothy Barker
  • Rudi Batzell
  • Aaron Bekemeyer
  • Tomasz Blusiewicz
  • Kelly Brignac
  • Joan Chaker
  • William Chiriguayo
  • Elizabeth Cross
  • Alicia DeMaio
  • Hardeep Dhillon
  • John Gee
  • Cristina Groeger
  • Irvin Ibarguen
  • Polina Ivanova
  • Sarah Kennedy Bates
  • Ian Kumekawa
  • Joseph LaHausse de la Louvière
  • Yi Lu
  • Jamie Martin
  • James McSpadden
  • Marion Menzin
  • Salmaan Mirza
  • Shaun Nichols
  • Samantha Payne
  • Paul Schmelzing
  • Matthew Sohm
  • Liat Spiro
  • Rachel Steely

 

Workshops and Other Resources