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Sep
22
IRES Lunch Seminar - David de la Croix, IRES/LIDAM, UCLouvain
By IRES Lunch Seminar

David de la Croix

IRES/LIDAM, UCLouvain

will give a presentation on

The Academic Market and the Rise of Universities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (1000-1800)

Abstract:

We argue that market forces shaped the geographic distribution of upper-tail human capital across Europe during the Middle Ages, and contributed to bolstering universities at the dawn of the Humanistic and Scientific Revolutions. We build a unique database of thousands of scholars from university sources covering all of Europe, construct an index of their ability, and map the academic market in the medieval and early modern periods. We show that scholars tended to concentrate in the best universities (agglomeration), that better scholars were more sensitive to the quality of the university (positive sorting) and migrated over greater distances (positive selection). Agglomeration, selection and sorting patterns testify to a functioning academic market, made possible by political fragmentation and the use of a common language (Latin).

The seminar will be held at More 56 and online. If you plan to physically attend the seminar please fill the doodle: https://doodle.com/poll/nr58uwf9nfiy2egw

Only 26 people could physically attend the seminar

Date
22 September
Time
12:45 - 14:00
Location
MORE 56
2 Place Montesquieu
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Wallonie Belgique
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