The categories of identity and ethnicity are fundamental for an understanding of the economy. In this seminar we discuss the growing recent literature on the topic with a focus on the theory of identity formation, the role of public and club goods and theories of ethnic conflicts. Moreover, we discuss recent empirical work on long-run changes in these categories. Participants are expected to have a sound background in microeconomics.
The number of participants is limited to 15.
Application: The 15 topics of the seminar paper will be published on 07. April 2014 on the website of the chair of economic history (Prof. Wolf). The registration and the topic assignment will be placed during the first session.