Income, Wealth, Inequality
The Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini”and the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) announce their sixth jointly-organized Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians on 12th-17th May 2019, in Prato (Italy) on:
"F. Datini" International Institute of Economic History was founded in 1967 by Federigo Melis and Fernand Braudel. The aim of the Institute is the study of pre-industrial economic history (13th-18th centuries) and the creation on the topic of a space for historical culture, making comparison between different methodologies and schools of research easier and supporting young scholars during their formative years.
ESTER, established in 1991, is an international postgraduate network incorporating more than 60 European Universities. ESTER organizes research training in the form of both the annual Research Design Course for starting PhD-students and a series of Advanced Seminars on special themes within economic and social history.
The focus of the 2019 seminar is the level, structure, evolution of income and wealth and their distribution among social classes, families, individuals and among nations. Its aim is to investigate the structure of income and wealth in past and present societies and the inequalities both within and between countries. Attention will be devoted to the forms of income (wages, interests, profits, rents) and wealth (both real and financial assets), their changes in time and the influence of the institutions on their distribution.
Papers can cover any relevant aspect and any period from Antiquity until today.