Quantitative History Webinar Series – Political divergence between East and West in the 8th & 9th centuries [Clair Z. Yang, University of Washington and Yasheng Huang, MIT Sloan School of Management]
Clair Yang and Yasheng Huang investigate a worldwide phenomenon of “political divergence” between East and West. During the 8th to 10th century, both Western Europe and China achieved political stability but through dramatically different routes. Western Europe developed parliamentary representation on the basis of a power balance between the aristocrats and the crown, whereas China consolidated absolutism with the help of state bureaucracy and exam-based meritocracy. In this Quantitative History Webinar, Clair will present empirical evidence that documents this great political divergence. Her presentation will introduce the audience to a theory that seeks to explain the dynamic evolution of monarchy-aristocracy power balance and its implication on political stability and institutional improvements.
Live on Zoom on November 12, 2020
09:00 Hong Kong | 10:00 Tokyo | 12:00 Sydney
20:00 Previous day New York Time
QUANTITATIVE HISTORY WEBINARS SERIES
A new knowledge exchange platform for researchers and students in the field of Economic History. The interactive Webinars help researchers, teachers and students keep up to date with the latest research in the field. The Quantitative History Webinar Series is co-organised by the Asia Global Institute and Faculty of Business and Economics at HKU, and proudly supported by the International Society for Quantitative History.