Workshop: The causes and consequence of technological progress - 21-22 April 2023

Venerdì, 21 Aprile, 2023

The causes and consequence of technological progress
Sapienza University of Rome, 
Faculty of Economics, Sala delle Lauree
21-22 April 2023

Friday 21 April

10:45-11:00: Welcome by Giorgio Alleva (Head of Department) and Jacob Weisdorf (organizer)

Session 1 (chair: Carla Salvo)
11:00-11:45: Carlo Ciccarelli, Railways and the European Fertility Transition
11:45-12:15: Coffee break
12:15-13:00: Gianluca Ferrittu, Seeds of change: child labor, technology, and structural change during the agricultural transition
13:00-14:00: Lunch

Session 2 (chair: Claudio Petrillo)
14:00-14:45: Jacob Weisdorf, The effect of mechanisation on wages and employment: Evidence from the historical diffusion of steam-power
14:45-15:30: Carla Salvo, Does trade liberalization boost innovation? Evidence from French industrial sectors in the 19th-century
15:30-16:00: Coffee break

Session 3 (chair: Francesco Fiore Melacrinis)
16:00-16:45: Matias Cabello, Science and Growth: lessons from the Counter- Reformation

Saturday, 22 April

Session 4 (chair: Jacob Weisdorf)
09:00-09:45: Mauro Rota, The Power of Electricity in Italy
09:45-10:30: Elona Harka, Books Go Public: The Consequences of Monastic Libraries Expropriation on Innovation
10:30-11:00: Coffee break

Keynote address (chair: Mauro Rota)

11:00-12:00: Petra Moser, Political Persecution in Science
12:00-13:30: Closure and lunch

How to attend:
Due to limited places, please send an email indicating the days in which you intend to participate.

Workshop venue:
Sapienza University of Rome, Facoltà di Economia Via del Castro Laurenziano 9, 00162 Roma
Sala delle Lauree

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