Video Lectures

Due to COVID, our fall semester in 2020 was shortened and I needed to present some material asynchronously. This led me to create the videos below. One set is a guest lecture for our INRL 300 course, "International Relations in Disciplinary Perspective." The goal of the guest lecture is to highlight the intersections of economics and history. The second set was recorded for ECON 341, "American Economic History." It highlights some of the economic history work related to the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.

INRL 300: International Relations in Disciplinary Perspective
"The Intersection of Economics and History"

Part 1: A brief introduction to the study of economic history.

Part 2: Considering how economics can help us better understand history.

Part 3: Considering how history can help us better understand economics.

ECON 341: American Economic History
"The Economic History of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic"

Part 1: A brief overview of the devastating scale of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.

Part 2: The pandemic as a test of the fetal origins hypothesis.

Part 3: How parental investments in children responded to health shocks.

Part 4: The interactions between influenza, the environment and economic activity.