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The history of organised budget research in the Netherlands

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  • Mon 14 Sep 2020 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2020-09-14 17:00 2020-09-14 19:00 Europe/Paris The history of organised budget research in the Netherlands

The Economic History and Ideas Working Group engages with a broad spectrum of topics: socio-economic history, financial history, economic ideas, economic practices and many more from the early-modern to contemporary history. Last year we read the whole Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations all together. Among our aims, we also encourage the members of the group to present their papers or research which deal with the above-mentioned topics. In the first session of this year, indeed, we will discuss a paper presented by one of our peers, Guus Wieman. 

Guus’ piece of writing takes into consideration the statistical research into household budgets in the Netherlands between the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, household budgets represent a relevant source for socio-economic historical research. However, the ways and the reasons why they were collected changed over time. These are some of the questions we aim to discuss together: how, when and why were the budgets first collected? How did the methods change over time? Were there other agents which spread the creation of statistical measures apart from the state? 

Finally, we anticipate that this year we aim to deal with Karl Marx. In October we will organise an introductory meeting in order to collectively decide with the participants how to organize our activities. 

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The Economic History and Ideas Working Group engages with a broad spectrum of topics: socio-economic history, financial history, economic ideas, economic practices and many more from the early-modern to contemporary history. Last year we read the whole Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations all together. Among our aims, we also encourage the members of the group to present their papers or research which deal with the above-mentioned topics. In the first session of this year, indeed, we will discuss a paper presented by one of our peers, Guus Wieman. 

Guus’ piece of writing takes into consideration the statistical research into household budgets in the Netherlands between the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, household budgets represent a relevant source for socio-economic historical research. However, the ways and the reasons why they were collected changed over time. These are some of the questions we aim to discuss together: how, when and why were the budgets first collected? How did the methods change over time? Were there other agents which spread the creation of statistical measures apart from the state? 

Finally, we anticipate that this year we aim to deal with Karl Marx. In October we will organise an introductory meeting in order to collectively decide with the participants how to organize our activities. 


Location:
Outside EUI premises -

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Working group

Contact:
Giovanni Tonolo - Send a mail

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