Course in "Living conditions and demographic change in pre-industrial societies"
The Centre for Economic Demography and Department of Economic History at Lund University will hold the research course "Living conditions and demographic change in pre-industrial societies" on September 2-12, 2019.
This advanced course in economic demography equips students with sources and methods for analyzing living conditions in pre-industrial developed and developing societies. Using event-history analysis and combining longitudinal individual level demographic data with information on socioeconomic factors at household level, as well as macro data on food prices, wages, and rainfall, we investigate the impact of short and long-term economic stress and early life exposures on later life outcomes as well as intergenerational social and biological transfers.
Students are expected to be familiar with demographic and quantitative methods, micro-level data, and have at least intermediate level econometrics. Applicants should be enrolled in a PhD program, have recently received their PhD, or be enrolled in a MSc program . The course will be taught using STATA.
How to apply
Application deadline is 1 May 2019.
Apply via email to jeanne.cilliers.7367 [at] ekh.lu.se (Jeanne Cilliers) by sending:
- a two-page curriculum vitae, including a list of your scholarly publications;
- a one-page letter from your supervisor at your home institution supporting your application;
- a one-page statement of your research and how it relates to the course and discipline.
Information of admittance will be sent on 31 May 2019. A maximum of 20 students will be admitted.
The course is organized by the Centre for Economic Demography (CED) and the Department of Economic History at Lund University. There is no tuition fee and participants must cover own travel and lodging.