14:00 | Thursday, August 27, 2020
Xiaokai Yang Chair of Business and Economics, Monash University, Melbourne
The Nazi period is a transformational period in German history. When Hitler took power in 1933, Jews were expelled from public sector jobs. Using detailed biographical information for Jewish academics, Sascha O. Becker and his team examine several important margins: first, the impact of expulsion and persecution on the extensive margin (who emigrated and who ended up staying behind); second, the timing of emigration and the destination of emigration. In this Quantitative History Webinar, Sascha will present their preliminary findings which show that academic networks played an important role.
Sascha's coauthors are Volker Lindenthal (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Sharun Mukand (University of Warwick) and Fabian Waldinger (University of Munich).
This webinar was not recorded as it contained interim/preliminary findings. Thank you to everyone who joined us at this "closed-door" event. It was great to have you all on Zoom!
Sascha O. Becker presenting his preliminary findings on Zoom
Discussion session with Sascha O. Becker (James K. S. Kung, Chicheng Ma, and Zhiuwu Chen of HKU Economic History Group as discussants)
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Sascha O. Becker
The Quantitative History (QH) Webinar Series aims to provide researchers, teachers, and students with an online intellectual platform to keep up to date with the latest research in the field, promoting the dissemination of research findings and interdisciplinary use of quantitative methods in historical research. The QH Webinar Series, now entering its fourth year, is co-organized by Centre for Quantitative History at the HKU Business School and International Society for Quantitative History in partnership with Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Series is now substantially supported by the Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. [AoE/B-704/22-R]). 量化歷史網上講座系列由香港大學陳志武和馬馳騁教授聯合發起，旨在介紹前沿量化歷史研究成果、促進同仁交流，推廣量化方法在歷史研究中的應用。本系列講座由香港大學經管學院量化歷史研究中心和國際量化歷史學會承辦，及香港人文社會研究所全力支持。從2023年開始，系列得到中國香港特別行政區研究資助局卓越學科領域計劃的重要資助 (項目編號[AoE/B-704/22-R])。
Conveners: Professor Zhiwu Chen & Dr. Chicheng Ma (HKU Business School)
The International Society for Quantitative History (ISFQH) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and enhancing the advancement of education, in particular research and knowledge dissemination in quantitative history, in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.