Religion Culture and Economic Growth in Historical Perspective

December 19, 2022

December 20, 2022

8:30 - 18:30


Louvain House, Traverse Comte Yves du Monceau


Monday 19th December 2022

Chairman : Fabio Mariani

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee
09:00-09:50 Mara Pasquamaria Squicciarini, “Dealing with Adversity: Religiosity or Science? Evidence from the Great Influenza Pandemic” (joint with D. Coluccia, G. Dossi, and E. Berkes)
09:50-10:40 Eric Chaney, “Religion and the Rise and Fall of Islamic Science”
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-11:50 Amma Panin, “Religious Organisations as Competing Platforms”
11:50-12:40 Mohamed Saleh, “Group Narratives: Theory and Evidence from Late Antiquity and Early Islam."
12:45-14:15 Lunch & Networking
14:15-15:05 Jacob Louis Weisdorf, “Love thy neighbour as thyself? Ethnic fractionalisation, Christian missionaries, and long-term development in Africa" (joint with with Alexandra Lopez Cermeno and Alessandra Quintigliano)
15:05-16:00 David de la Croix, “Winners and Losers from the Protestant Reformation: An Analysis of the Network of European Universities” (joint with Pauline Morault)
16:00-16:30 Break – Open bar beers
16:30-18:30 Poster session with post-docs & Ph Students (Chiara Zanardello, Gaia Spolverini, Rossana Scebba, Matthew Curtis, Arnaud Deseau, Zhaniya Idrissova).
+/- 18:45 Dining cocktail

Tuesday 20th December 2022

Chairman Joseph Gomes

09:00-09:30 Welcome coffee
09:30-10:20 Jonathan F. Schulz, “Sociocultural diversity and innovation” (joint with Max Posch and Joe Henrich)
10:20-11:10 Paula Eugenia Gobbi, “Revolutionary transition: Inheritance change and fertility decline". (joint with Victor Gay and Marc Goñi)
11:10-11:30 Break
11:30-12:20 Martin Fernandez Sanchez, “Networks, Diversity, and Immigrants’ Productivity: Evidence from the Pontine Marshes, 1932-1941” (joint with Fabio Mariani and Frédéric Docquier”
12:20-13:10 Nuno Palma, "American Treasure and the Decline of Spain” (joint with Carlos J. Charotti and João Pereira dos Santos)
13:10-14:30 Lunch

Chairman : Luca Pensieroso

14:30-15:20 Uwe Sunde, “From Science Education to Scientific Society: Knowledge Elites in the Age of Enlightenment" (joint with L. Rosenberger)
15:20-16:10 Christine Binzel, “Language, Knowledge, and Growth: Evidence from Early Modern Europe" (joint with Andreas Link and Rajesh Ramachandran).”
16:10-16:30 Break
16:30-17:20 Klaus Desmet, “Is Secessionism Mostly About Income or Identity? A Global Analysis of 3,003 Subnational Regions”
17:20-18:00 Close & go back to hotel
18:45 Transfer to restaurant


© image Image de sur Freepik

Categories Events: