Online Seminar of the SPP 1859

The SPP 1859 organizes an online seminar to present and discuss the current research of the individual projects. The Brown bag lectures take place every second Monday of the month at 12 pm. Guests are welcome. If you would like to participate, please contact Laetitia Lenel to get the Zoom access link.


Programme of the SPP Online Seminar, 2020-2023



May 11, 12 pm

Fabian Wahl (Hohenheim): “Origins and Consequences of Regional Identity. Evidence from Historical Differences in Political Instability and Fragmentation among German States”


June 08, 12 pm

Christoph Trebesch (Kiel): “Coping with Diasters: Two Centuries of International Official Lending”


July 13, 12 pm        

Jörg Döpke (Merseburg) / Ulrich Fritsche (Hamburg): “Exploring the experience-expectation nexus in macroeconomic forecasting using computational text analysis and machine learning”


September 14, 12 pm

Laetitia Lenel (Berlin): "Mapping the Future. On the Euro-American History of Business Forecasting“


October 12, 12 pm

Christian Conrad (Heidelberg): “The role of information and experience for households' inflation expectations”


November 09, 12 pm

Zeno Enders (Heidelberg / Gernot Müller (Tübingen): “Firm expectations and macroeconomic performance”


December 14, 12 pm

Laura Kaiser / Thomas Lettang (Potsdam): “Expecting Limits and Limiting Expectations. Economic Expertise, Environmental Policy and Consumption, 1970-2000”



January 11, 12 pm

Sebastian Teupe (Bayreuth): “The Transformation of Money. A Transatlantic History of 'Money Illusion' during the Gold Standard Era, 1870s-1920s”


February 08, 12 pm

Sebastian Schöttler (Berlin): “Managing Expectations. Consultancy and Corporate Decision-Making in Germany after 1965”


March 08, 12 pm

Jonas Dovern / Lena Müller (Erlangen-Nürnberg): “Heterogeneity in macroeconomic expectations: the role of individual historical experiences, local conditions, and socio-economic characteristics”


April 12, 12 pm

Dörte Lerp (Berlin): "Raising Expectations: Tourism and Late Colonial Development Policy in East Africa"


May 10, 12 pm

Vincenzo Pezone (Frankfurt/M.): "Confirmatory Biases in Information Selection and Processing: Survey Evidence from the Pandemic"


June 14, 12 pm

Gernot Müller (Tübingen): "Greening Monetary Policy: Climate Change Expectations and the Natural Rate"


July 12, 12 pm

Fabian Krüger (Karlsruhe): "A Reality Check for Consumers' Inflation Probabilities"


August - Summer Break


September 13, 12 pm -- cancelled/ postponed to December 2021


October 11, 12 pm

Andrea Papadia (Bonn): Creating Expectations


November 8, 12 pm

Lukas Herget (Frankfurt a.M.): Die europäische Zusammenschlusskontrolle als ein Beispiel permanenter Erwartungsunsicherheit? (1958-1989)


December 13, 12 pm

Marie Huber (Berlin): "Elated expectations and difficult decisions – managing African Airlines in the 1960s"



January 10, 12pm

Sebastian Knake (Bayreuth): "The Fate of the Passbook (Sparbuch) in the Stagflation Period. Why it vanished in the US but survived in West Germany"


February 14, 12 pm

Sibylle Lehmann-Hasemeyer, Andreas Neumayer (Hohenheim), Jochen Streb (Mannheim): "Heterogeneous Savers during the Industrialisation: Social class, Wealth, Gender and Financial Literacy"


April 25, 12 pm

Lino Wehrheim (Regensburg): "Intimate or detached? The relationship between Economic History and Economics from a Topic Modelling Perspective"


March 14, 12 pm

Hendrik Steinbrecher (Dortmund): "The Fiscal Multiplier - Narrative Evidence from Interwar German Tax Changes"


June 13, 12 pm

- postponed -


July 11, 12 pm

Knut Niemann, Gernot Müller, Zeno Enders (Tuebingen): “How do firm expectations react to news?”


November 28, 12 pm

Christian Conrad (Heidelberg): "Who is Updating Stock Market Expectations in Response to Market Turmoil?"


December 12, 12 pm

Waqar Zaidi (Lahore): "High Expectations? The Business and Politics of Airline Operation in West Asia, 1945-1960"



January 09, 12 pm        

Lilian Zafiri (Mannheim): "Eine Familie und ihr Geld. Vermögensverwaltung, Investitionsstrategien und Sparverhalten der von Werners (1827-1951)"


February 13, 12:15 pm (!)

Rüdiger Graf (ZZF Potsdam): "Decision-Making Organisms. Die verhaltensökonomische Persönlichkeitsspaltung und die Grenzen von Erfahrung und Erwartung als metahistorischen Kategorien"


April 17, 12 pm

Friederike Sattler (Frankfurt a. M.): „Entwertung der Erfahrung? Erwartungsbildung und Unternehmensberatung in den Philippine Kunststoffwerken in den 1970er und 1980er Jahren“


May 08, 12 pm

- postponed -


June 12, 12 pm

Ricardo Neuner (Konstanz): "Managing Expectations. Verhaltenspolitik und Konsumpsychologie in den USA, 1930-1980"


July 10, 12 pm

Dinara Mingaleeva (Bayreuth): “Wind of Change: Expectations in Corporate Headquarters of European Multinational Companies, 1985-1993”