PSSD Seminar – Nathan Nunn (U. of British Columbia) Thursday, January 5th 2023
The first Paris Sorbonne Sustainable Development (PSSD) seminar of the year will take place next Thursday with Nathan Nunn (University of British Columbia), will present a talk on “The Causes and Consequences of Zero-Sum Thinking”.
Thursday, January 5th, 4PM-5:30PM (Paris Time)
online and Salle des conférences, 6th floor, Maison des Sciences Economiques (MSE)
106-112 Boulevard de l’Hôpital, PARIS 13ème arrondissement, métro Campo-Formio ou Nationale.
Nathan Nunn is a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics. Professor Nunn’s primary research interests are in political economy, economic history, economic development, cultural economics, and international trade. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) in the Boundaries, Membership & Belonging program, an NBER Faculty Research Fellow, and a Research Fellow at BREAD. He is currently an editor at the Quarterly Journal of Economics. One stream of Professor Nunn’s research focuses on the historical and dynamic process of economic development. In particular, he has studied the factors that shape differences in the evolution of institutions and cultures across societies. He has published research that studies the historical process of a wide range of factors that are crucial for economic development, including distrust, gender norms, religiosity, norms of rule-following, conflict, immigration, state formation, and support for democracy. Another stream of Professor Nunn’s research examines economic development in a contemporary context. He has published research examining the effects of Fair Trade certification, CIA interventions during the Cold War, foreign aid, school construction, and trade policy.
His current research interests lie in better understanding the importance of local culture and context for economic policies, particularly in developing countries.
Consult the full program.
Participation is free but registration is mandatory (Zoom link).