Tuesday, 5 February 2013, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

The Economics of the Very Long Run: From Fire to Finance in Two Million Years

Professor Mark Schaffer FRSE

An economist's view of two million years of human history, covering milestones such as fire, trade, private property, agriculture, towns - and writing, accounting and finance.  In particular Professor Schaffer examines why living standards for the average human being changed so little over the first two million years, and so much over the past two hundred years.

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5 February 2013

The Economics of the Very Long Run: From Fire to Finance in Two Million Years
Professor Mark Schaffer FRSE

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