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Interview with Ryah Thomas Part 1

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Hunger in War & Peace with Dr Mary Elisabeth Cox
Hunger in War & Peace with Dr Mary Elisabeth Cox
Dr Mary Elisabeth Cox is the William Golding Junior Research Fellow in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Brasenose College, Oxford, and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. In this interview she speaks about her recent book, Hunger in War & Peace, which explores the impact of the Allied blockade of Germany during the First World War on German civilians and the food aid program that followed the conflict.  Hunger in War & Peace is available now from Oxford University Press. An earlier article on this topic by Dr Cox in the Economic History Review is available here.
55:08
April 16, 2020
The Ghosts of Past Health Traumas with Professor Dora Costa
The Ghosts of Past Health Traumas with Professor Dora Costa
Dora Costa is Professor of Economics at UCLA and this episode is a recording of her 2019 Hicks Lecture in Economic History. Professor Costa discussed her research on how the experience of Union Army prisoners of war during the American Civil War affected the health outcomes of their children.  Part of this research has now been published in the Journal of Health Economics (link)
01:01:37
January 30, 2020
Kevin O'Rourke on Brexit, Trade, and Protectionism
Kevin O'Rourke on Brexit, Trade, and Protectionism
Kevin O'Rourke is Professor of Economics at NYU-Abu Dhabi and was previously Chichele Professor of Economic History at Oxford. In this interview, conducted in May 2019, he discusses his recent book, A Short History of Brexit, which is available now from Pelican. He also talks about his recent research into trade collapses and protectionism. The papers discussed are: Two Great Trade Collapses: The Interwar Period and Great Recession Compared, IMF Economic Review (link) When Britain Turned Inward: The Impact of Interwar British Protection, American Economic Review (link) The Anatomy of a Trade Collapse: The UK, 1929–33, NBER Working Papers (link) You can find Professor O'Rourke here: twitter.com/kevinhorourke You can find the interviewer, Ben Schneider, here: twitter.com/benmschneider
40:14
October 30, 2019
Interview with Ryah Thomas Part 2
Interview with Ryah Thomas Part 2
Ryah Thomas is a PhD student at Somerville College at the University of Oxford. In this interview, she discusses her Master of Philosophy dissertation, which won the 2018 Charles Feinstein Prize for the best Oxford MPhil dissertation in Economic and Social History.  Her research focuses on intergenerational mobility of migrants, and how to link women between censuses.  Ryah's dissertation is available on the Oxford Research Archive You can find Ryah here: twitter.com/HastyWeeTweet  You can find the interviewer, Ben Schneider, here: twitter.com/benmschneider 
42:24
June 07, 2019
Interview with Ryah Thomas Part 1
Interview with Ryah Thomas Part 1
Ryah Thomas is a PhD student at Somerville College at the University of Oxford. In this interview, she discusses her Master of Philosophy dissertation, which won the Feinstein Prize for the best dissertation. Her research focuses on intergenerational mobility of migrants, and how to link women between censuses. You can find Ryah here: https://twitter.com/HastyWeeTweet You can find the interviewer, Ben Schneider, here: twitter.com/benmschneider Ryah's dissertation is available on the Oxford Research Archive here: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:25918beb-701a-4c8a-865c-4e9225f3f6e0
44:18
June 03, 2019
Interview with Dr. Judy Stephenson
Interview with Dr. Judy Stephenson
Dr Judy Stephenson (David Richards Junior Research Fellow in Economic History, Wadham College, University of Oxford) talks about the importance and difficulties of studying wages, the Oxford wage debate, and her upcoming books: ‘Contracts and Pay – Work in London Construction 1660-1785’ and '‘Seven Centuries’ of Unreal Wages.’ This podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/interview-with-dr-judy-stephenson/id1447836797?i=1000426452707&mt=2 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6F6C6ta5gpUEflTmclJIgW?si=czopLW5DQSypbgvRkG1ZVA You can find Dr Stephenson online here: https://twitter.com/judyzara You can find the interviewer, Ben Schneider, here: https://twitter.com/benmschneider You can read more about the Oxford wage debate here: https://www.ft.com/content/cf12eeb0-7231-11e8-b6ad-3823e4384287 https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2018/08/02/the-industrial-revolution-could-shed-light-on-modern-productivity https://pseudoerasmus.com/2016/12/01/allen/
38:43
December 13, 2018