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  • In early June, the research groups of Christian Conrad and Fabian Krüger organize a Workshop on Survey Data and Probabilistic Expectations in Heidelberg. For more information and the Call for Papers click here.

 

  • The workshop "Economic Narratives in Historical Perspective" has taken place from April 28-29 at GHI London. For more details click here.

 

  • In our newest Working Paper, Sibylle Lehmann-Hasemeyer, Andreas Neumayer and Jochen Streb consider the heterogeneity of savers' inflation expectations during the German industrialization. Get it here!

 

  • Lino Wehrheim's article "The Sound of Silence. On the (In)visibility of Economists in the Media" has been published in the Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Find it here.

 

  • The Priority Program has launched a fellowship program to enable Ukrainian economic or legal historians to spend up to six months at Humboldt University Berlin or another German university or research institution. More information can be found here.

 

  • The research groups of Christian Conrad and Fabian Krüger organize a workshop on Survey Data and Probabilistic Expectations in Heidelberg (2-3 June). Click here for more information and the Call for Papers.

 

  • Christian Conrad, Zeno Enders and Alexander Glas have analysed the role of information and experience on households' inflation expectations. They now published their results in the European Economic Review. You can find it here!

 

  • Ulrich Fritsche, Jörg Döpke, and Werner Reichmann have conducted a series of interviews with economic forecasters to learn about their methods and reasoning. The videos can be found here.

 

  • A new article titled "Sharks and minnows in a shoal of words: Measuring latent ideological positions based on text mining techniques" by Sami Diaf, Jörg Döpke, Ulrich Fritsche, and Ida Rockenbach has just been published and can be found here

 

  • Based on their research on past inflation forecasts by the European Central Bank, Christian Conrad, Zeno Enders, and Gernot Müller criticize the ECB for relying on all too optimistic inflation forecasts in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Find the article here. For an extended version, see their post on Ökonomenstimme.

 

  • Laetitia Lenel’s article on the development of business forecasting in the 1920s has just been published by the History of Political Economy journal and can be found here.

 

  • Laetitia Lenels' dissertation The Hopeful Science. A Transatlantic History of Business Forecasting, 1920-1960 was awarded the Humboldt Prize of 2021. Click here for more information.

 

  • Together with Timothy W. Guinnane, Jochen Streb just published a paper on The Introduction of Bismarck’s Social Security System and its Effects on Marriage and Fertility in Prussia (Population and Development Review). You can find it here.

 

  • Lino Wehrheim's recently completed dissertation on the public resonance of economic experts in the Federal Republic is now published! Find more information here. 

 

  • Please note: The SPP Masterclass "What Economics and Economic History can learn from Memory Studies", scheduled for October 2021, was postponed to April 2022.

 

  • In the newest SPP Working Paper, Chi Hyun Kim examines long-term effects of traumatic experiences on investment decisions. Check it out in our Working Paper section!

 

  • The workshop "Environmental Governance. Experience, Knowledge and Expectations since 1945" will take place on 16th and 17th September 2021 at the ZZF Potsdam. Interested listeners are welcome to join digitally. Click here to find more information.  

 

  • Join the Call for Papers for the "Heterogeneity of Macroeconomic Expectations"-workshop on October 7th and 8th in Nuremberg. You can find more on the CfP and the workshop here.

 

  • Digital methods are becoming progressively more important in humanities, economics and social sciences. Join the workshop on the possiblities and practices of these techniques in October 2021, organized by three SPP-scholars. You can find more information here.

 

  • Using various quantitative text analysis techniques, Lino Wehrheim and Lino Wehrheim et al. examine German media coverage on the economics profession (No 30) and historiography (No 31). Click here to get access to all of the SPPs' Working Papers!

 

  • "Experts in the political strom" - in a guest article in Süddeutsche Zeitung Lino Wehrheim analyses the current standing and the history of the German Council of Economic Experts (available in German).

 

  • The WIMFEH-Meeting will take place on May 3-4, 2021. Learn more about the "Workshop for Women in Macroeconomics, Finance and Economic History" and please find the Call for Papers here.

 

  • In the last SPP-publication of 2020 Benjamin Born, Jonas Dovern and Zeno Enders analyse stock markets' reactions to indicator releases. Find it in our working paper section.

 

  • The SPP Masterclass "What Economics and Economic History can learn from Memory Studies" just launched its' Call for Papers. Click here to find more detailed information and the workshops' own website. 

 

  • How do courts and judicial decisions influence the expectations of market participants? Lukas Herget and Louis Pahlow examine this question in volume 28 of our Working Paper Series.

 

  • Is uncertainty in economic projections a rule rather than an exception? Read Laetitia Lenel's newest article on the history of economic forecasting in "Geschichte der Gegenwart".

Futures Past

 

  • Join our online research colloqium where our researchers present their ongoing work. You can find the program here.

 

  • "Futures Past" by Ulrich Fritsche, Roman Köster & Laetitia Lenel: New edited volume on the history of economic forecasting published. Get it here!

 

 

  • Is Corona plunging the world into a new "Great Depression"? See the interview of Jan-Otmar Hesse with the weekly magazine Der Spiegel here.