7 January: Introductory meeting
14 January: Re-Defining Capitalism
Presentation by Olav Hofland and Ana Maria Spariosu
- Kocka, J. and J. Riemer (2018). Capitalism: a short history. Princeton; Oxford, Princeton University Press., pp. 1-7
- Beckert, S. and C. Desan (2018). American capitalism: New histories. New York, Columbia University Press, introduction.
- David Graeber, "Against Economics", review of Robert Skidelsky’s Money and Government NYRB, dec 3 2019.
- Phillipon, T. (2019). The Great Reversal. How America Gave up on Free Markets. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press., pp. 1-25, 80-96, 99-111, 124-149.
21 January: Economic Life and the origins of capitalism?
Presentation by Sebastian Majstorovic, Jack Watkins and Vuk Uskokovic
- Trivellato, F. (2009). The Familiarity of Strangers. The Sephardic Diaspora, Livorno and Cross-Cultural Trade in Early Modern Europe. New Haven, Yale University Press,Introduction.
- Rothschild, E. (2014). "Isolation and Economic Life in Eighteenth-Century France", in American Historical Review 119(4): 1055-1055.
- Burns, K. (1997). "Nuns, kurakas, and credit: The spiritual economy of seventeenth‐century Cuzco", in Colonial Latin American Review 6(2): 185-203.
28 January: The Corporation and the Company
Presentation by Lucile Boucher, Dennis Kölling and Ludwig Pelzl
- Primary Source: Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776), IV.1.31-33 and V.1.104-119.
- Stern, P. J. (2013). "'Bundles of Hyphen'. Corporations as Legal Communities in the Early Modern British Empire", in Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850, NYU Press: 21-48.
- Muthu, S. (2008). "Adam Smith's Critique of International Trading Companies: Theorizing "Globalization in the Age of Enlightenment", in Political Theory 36(2): 185-212.
- Clulow, A. (2014). The Company and the shogun: the Dutch encounter with Tokugawa Japan. New York, Columbia University Press, (chapter 6, Planting the Flag in Asia).
4 February: Money, Banks and Stock Exchanges
Presentation by Daniel Banks, Giorgio Ennas and Augusto Petter
- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Manuel du Spéculateur a la Bourse (1857) [any section]. Online
- Walter Bagehot, Lombard Street, a description of the money market (1873) [any section]
- Spang, R. L. (2017). Stuff and money in the time of the French Revolution. Cambridge, MA, Harvard Univ. Press, introduction.
- Irigoin, A. (2009). "The End of a Silver Era: The Consequences of the Breakdown of the Spanish Peso Standard in China and the United States, 1780s-1850", in Journal of World History 20(2): 207-243.
- Christine Desan, Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism (2014), introduction.
- Marc Flandreau, Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science (2016), chapter 5.
11 February: Slavery and Capitalism
Presentation by Pablo Cañón García, Asensio Robles Lopez and Moises Fernandez Cano
- Williams, E. E. (1961). Capitalism & Slavery. New York, Russell & Russell., pp. 135-36, 145-53.
- Burnard, T. and G. Riello (forthcoming). "Slavery and the New History of Capitalism" in Journal of Global History 15.
- Alison Frank, “The Children of the Desert and the Laws of the Sea: Austria, Great Britain, the Ottoman Empire, and the Mediterranean Slave Trade in the Nineteenth Century,” American Historical Review 117, 2 (2012): 410-444
- Beckert, S. “Slavery and Capitalism” Chronicle of Higher Education 2014.
- Kris Manjapra, “Plantation Dispossessions: The Global Travel of Agricultural Racial Capitalism,” in Sven Beckert and Christine Desan, American Capitalism (2018).
18 Febraury: Law, Contracts, Institutions
Presentation by Daphné Budasz, Daniel Litwin and Sophie Schiettekatte
- Birla, R. (2009). Stages of capital: law, culture, and market governance in late colonial India. Durham NC, Duke University Press, chapter 1.
- Ghislaine Lydon, On Trans-Saharan Trails: Islamic Law, Trade Networks, and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Western Africa (Cambridge, UK, 2009), chapter 6.
- Johan Mathew, Margins of the Market: Trafficking and Capitalism Across the Arabian Sea (Oakland, CA, 2016), chapter 3.
- Katharina Pistor, The Code of Capital: How the Law creates Wealth and Inequality, chapter 6. (Available online)
25 February: A Global Economy
Presentation by Guus Wieman and Ian Murray
- Quinn Slobodian, “How to See the World Economy: Statistics, Maps, and Schumpeter's Camera in the First Age of Globalization”, in Journal of Global History, 10,2 (2015), 307-322.
- Patricia Clavin, “The Austrian hunger crisis and the genesis of international organization after the First World War,” in International Affairs, 90, 2 (2014): 265 - 278.
- Vanessa Ogle, “Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the State, 1950s-1970s,” in American Historical Review 122, no. 5 (December 2017): 1431-1458.
- Daniel Speich, “The Use of Global Abstractions: National Income Accounting in the Period of Imperial Decline,” in Journal of Global History 6, 1 (2011): 7–2.
3 March: No Class
14 April (via Zoom): Economic Non-State Actors
Presentation by Marta Alorda Carreras,Yunus Arican and Kasper Eriksen
- Primary Source: Organization Meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce: Proceedings Organization Meeting, June 23-30, 1920. ICC Headquarters, Paris. Accessed February 11, 2013. [Access online]
- Kelly, D. (2005). "The International Chamber of Commerce" in New Political Economy 10(2): 259-271.
- Rosenberg, E. (2003). Financial missionaries to the world: the politics and culture of dollar diplomacy, 1900-1930. Durham NC, Duke University Press, chapter 4.
- Clavin, P. (2017) “Men and Markets: Global Capital and the International Economy” in Sluga, g and Clavin,P Internationalisms.
17 April (via Zoom): Neoliberalism and its alternatives
Presentation by Rasmus Andersen, Carlos Martins and Felipe Souza Melo
- Primary Sources: UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 1966 (available online); UN Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order, 1974 (available online).
- Eichenberger, P. (2019). "The eternal rebirth of the liberal creed: Alternative temporalities of Swiss neoliberalism." Journal of Modern European History, 17(4), 390–395.
- Quinn Slobodian, (2018) Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Harvard, 2018), chapter 6.
- Tehila Sasson, “Milking the Third World? Humanitarianism, Capitalism, and the Moral Economy of the Nestle Boycott,” in American Historical Review 121 no. 4 (2016): 1196-1224.
- Jessica Whyte, Morals of the Market (2019), chapter 2.