© 2019 by Philipp Ager

Recent News

 

Recent:

  • Our paper "The Intergenerational Effects of a Large Wealth Shock: White Southerners After the Civil War" appeared in Citylab on September 3, 2019. 

  • I discussed the paper of Michela Giorcelli (UCLA) on the effects of the TWI program on firm performance at the 1st Economic History Workshop in Bologna on September 3, 2019.

  • I presented "Froebel's Gifts: How the Kindergarten Movement Changed the American Family" at the Fair-Cele Workshop at NNH Bergen on August 9, 2019.

  • I talked about "Froebel's Gifts: How the Kindergarten Movement Changed the American Family" on Voxeu.

  • Our paper "The Intergenerational Effects of a Large Wealth Shock: White Southerners After the Civil War" appeared in ProMarket on May 23, 2019 and in Voxeu on June 1, 2019. 

  • Our paper "Structural Change and the Fertility Transition" appeared in Voxeu on May 16, 2019.

  • I presented "Froebel's Gifts: How the Kindergarten Movement Changed the American Family" at the Royal Economic Society Conference in Warwick on April 15, 2019. 

  • Our paper "The Intergenerational Effects of a Large Wealth Shock: White Southerners After the Civil War" appeared in Bloomberg, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post in April 2019. 

  • I presented "The Effect of Immigration on the Economy: Lessons from Closing the Border in the 1920s" at the conference "Migration, Refugees, and the Stateless" held on March 15-16, 2019 at Kellogg School of Management.

  • I discussed the paper of Ed Kosack (Xavier University) on the long term impact of the Bracero program on children of guest workers at the American Economic Association 2019 annual meeting in Atlanta on January 4-6, 2019.

  • I was appointed as CEPR Research Affiliate in December 2018.

Older news:

  • I presented "The effect of immigration on the economy: Lessons from closing and re-opening the US border over the 20th century" at the LSE Interwar Workshop on December 10, 2018.

  • I presented "Closing Heaven's Door: Evidence from the 1920s U.S. Immigration Quota Acts" at the EHA Annual Meeting 2018 in Montreal.

  • I organized the 3rd HEDG Mini Workshop in Odense on November 15, 2018. External invited speakers were Victory Guy (Toulouse School of Economics) and Erik Prawitz (IFN, Stockholm). Here is a link to the program

  • I am the organizer of the session "Early-life Conditions and Human Capital Formation" at the World Economic History Conference in Boston on August 3, 2018. Here is a link to the program

  • I obtained 4.488.160 DKK (~ 710.000 USD) from the Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF) for the project "Institutions of Care: The Role of Early Childhood Investments for Historical Development" as PI.

  • Francesco Cinnirella (SDU) and I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at the Deep Rooted Factors Conference at Brown on May 6, 2018.

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at NYU Stern on April 27, 2018.

  • I presented  "Closing Heaven's Door: Evidence from the 1920s U.S. Immigration Quota Acts" at the EDW Workshop in Denver on April 25, 2018.

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at Harvard University on April 20, 2018.

  • I am Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Harvard University from January to June 2018.

  • Casper Worm Hansen (University of Copenhagen) and I presented our joint work "Closing Heaven's Door: Evidence from the 1920s U.S. Immigration Quota Acts" at the AEA meeting in Philadelphia on January 7, 2018. 

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (Norway) on November 30, 2017.

  • Our research "Closing Heaven's Door: Evidence from the 1920s U.S. Immigration Quota Acts" was featured in the Conversation (click here) on November 29, 2017.

  • I presented "Closing Heaven's Door: Evidence from the 1920s U.S. Immigration Quota Acts" at Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany) on November 15, 2017.

  • My proposal for the session "Early-life Conditions and Human Capital Formation" at the World Economic History Congress (WEHC) in Boston 2018 together with Katherine Eriksson (UC Davis), Brian Beach (College of William & Mary), Miriam Wüst (SFI Copenhagen), Vellore Arthi (University of Essex), Anthony Wray (SDU), and Casper Worm Hansen (University of Copenhagen) got accepted.

  • I organized the 2nd HEDG Mini Workshop in Odense on November 7, 2017. External invited speakers were Mara Squicciarini (Bocconi University) and Paula Gobbi (Université Libre de Bruxelles (ECARES)). Here is a link to the program

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at the Fed Chicago on September 20, 2017.

  • I discussed the paper of Maxwell Kiniria (Cornell University) “The Mortality Effects of Local Boards of Health in England, 1848-70” at the Economic History Association 2017 annual meeting in San José on September 15-17, 2017.

  • I co-organized the summer school course on the Economic History of Europe with Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark) at University of Copenhagen on July 17-28, 2017.

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at WU Vienna (Austria) on June 28, 2017. 

  • I became Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Southern Denmark on April 1, 2017.

  • The paper "AGRICULTURAL RISK AND THE SPREAD OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES" joint with Antonio Ciccone (UPF Barcelona)  got accepted in the Journal of the European Economic Association on April 1, 2017. 

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC) annual conference in Boston on February 24-25, 2017.

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at SFI (Copenhagen) on February 9, 2017.

  • The paper "FERTILITY AND EARLY-LIFE MORTALITY: EVIDENCE FROM SMALLPOX VACCINATION IN SWEDEN" joint with Casper Worm Hansen (University of Copenhagen) and Peter Sandholt Jensen (University of Southern Denmark)  got accepted in the Journal of the European Economic Association on December 22, 2016. 

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at University of Bonn on December 8, 2016.

  • I organized the 1st HEDG Mini Workshop in Odense on November 22, 2016. External invited speakers were Bruno Caprettini (University of Zurich) and Melanie Meng Xue (UCLA).

  • I presented "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at UC Davis on September 20, 2016.

  • The paper "THE BOLL WEEVIL PLAGUE AND ITS EFFECT ON THE SOUTHERN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR, 1889-1929" joint with Markus Brueckner (Australian National University) and Benedikt Herz (European Commission) got accepted in Explorations in Economic History.

  • I presented an egg-timer version of "The Kindergarten Movement and the US Demographic Transition" at the NBER DAE Summer Institute in Boston, July 11-14, 2016.

  • I presented an earlier version of "Structural Change and the Fertility Transition in the American South" at the Zeuthen Workshop at the University of Copenhagen on May 20, 2016.

  • I presented an earlier version of "Structural Change and the Fertility Transition in the American South" at the University of Bayreuth on April 27, 2017.

  • I presented an earlier version of "Structural Change and the Fertility Transition in the American South" at LMU Munich on April 26, 2017.

  • I presented an earlier version of "Structural Change and the Fertility Transition in the American South" at the Economic Demography Workshop (PAA meetings) in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 2016.