What role did guilds play in the economic development of Europe? Why do bad institutions persist throughout history? Join us for this conversation between Mark Pennington (King’s College London) and Sheilagh Ogilvie (University of Cambridge) for a discussion of her new 900-year history and economic analysis of the European Guilds.
5:30pm, May 29th, 2019
Bush House North East Wing 8.19
Space orbit and radio frequency are essential global commons that necessitate governance through co-operation. Nevertheless, with the introduction of mega satellite constellations by private actors (e.g. OneWeb, SpaceX) and the recent dominance of adversarial narratives in space discussions, it has become exceedingly difficult for the international community to ensure the continuous peaceful and sustainable use of outer space resources. Can peace in space be sustained?
6:30pm, June 5th, 2019
Bush House (S) Lecture Theatre 2 (4.04)
Did the English patent system help spark the Industrial Revolution? Most scholars addressing this question have focused on whether patents improved the economic incentive to invent. Professor Gary Cox (Stanford) examines whether patents improved access to useful knowledge. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.