CES: tomorrow is Today's Uncertainty: Speculating on Futures in Early Modern Europe


Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:15pm to 1:45pm


Adolphus Busch Hall, Hoffmann Room
Zabel will examine speculation as a theological and philosophical concept in the 16th-18th centuries and will investigate the gradual emergence of speculation as an economic and financial tool. By looking at the development of the modern concept of risk as a means of calculating and controlling economic uncertainty, she will explore cases of failed speculation in financial capitals, such as Amsterdam, Boston, London and Paris.
Christine Zabel Visiting Scholar, CES
Contact: Arthur Goldhammer, art.goldhammer@gmail.com