Seminars & Events


BEHL Weekly Economic History Seminar / Economics 211

The spring 2017 seminar opens on Monday, January 30, 2:00-3:30 p.m., 639 Evans Hall. Click here to see the complete schedule and to download seminar papers.


BEHL Monthly Brown-Bag Lunch

Hosted by Professor Martha Olney, this group features weekly presentations of work-in-progress by Berkeley’s graduate students. Contact Professor Martha Olney ( to RSVP for a box lunch, and to be added to the email notification list.


All-University of California Group in Economic  History

The All-UC Group in Economic History was founded in 1972 to energize faculty and graduate students from all campuses of the University of California. It has organized an extensive series of research initiatives, conferences, seminar, and graduate student retreats that have made the University of California the world’s leading center for the study of economic history. Visit the All-UC Group web site for a full listing of conferences and to learn more about its activities. To be added to the All-UC mailing list, email Kathy Miner (

Upcoming conferences

Past Conferences

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Economic History Conference, Sept. 25, 2015.  The UC Berkeley and Stanford Economics departments jointly hosted the first Economic History Conference for graduate students at Stanford.

All-UC Group in Economic History and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, March 6-7, 2014. “Central Banking in Historical Perspective: One Hundred Years of the Federal Reserve.” Conference Organizers: Barry Eichengreen (UC Berkeley), Oscar Jorda (UC Davis and SF Fed), Martha Olney (UC Berkeley), Gary Richardson (UC Irvine and Richmond Fed).

All-UC Group in Economic History and UC Berkeley, May 2-3, 2014. “Hundred Flowers” conference.

All-UC Graduate Student Workshop. October 12, 2013. UC Berkeley.

May 31-June 1, 2013. Chapman University, Orange, CA. Historical Perspectives on Political Elites and Economic Growth.”Hosted by All-UC Economic History Group and Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University.

April 5-6, 2013. Economic and Political Inquality:  Mobility, Economic Growth and Inequality. Hosted by California Institute of Technology & Huntington Library.