Events

Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade
October 13, 2017

This workshop included presentations and discussions of the results from Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade, an interdisciplinary research project at the Neubauer Collegium, now entering its third year. This project brought together economists who study modern trade and scholars who study ancient economic documents and archaeological remains. Using a 4,000-year-old archive of cuneiform tablets found in present-day central Turkey, members of the research team are investigating the applicability to ancient trade of mathematical models and computational methods employed by economists. A primary area of focus is the relationship between social institutions and economic behavior, past and present.

Oct 13, 2017: Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade

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Workshop on Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade: The Case of the Old Assyrian Merchants of the 19th Century BCE Part II
January 22, 2016

This was second workshop of the Neubauer Collegium’s interdisciplinary Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade project, which involved both economists and specialists in ancient texts and archaeology. Using a 4,000-year-old archive of documents from present-day Turkey, we investigated the applicability to ancient trade of mathematical and computational methods employed by economists to study modern trade. This project built on the strengths of the University of Chicago in both economics and ancient studies, focusing on the relationship between social institutions and economic behavior, past and present.

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Workshop on Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade: The Case of the Old Assyrian Merchants of the 19th Century BCE Part I
June 12, 2015

This was first workshop of the Neubauer Collegium’s interdisciplinary Economic Analysis of Ancient Trade project, which involved both economists and specialists in ancient texts and archaeology. Using a 4,000-year-old archive of documents from present-day Turkey, we investigated the applicability to ancient trade of mathematical and computational methods employed by economists to study modern trade. This project built on the strengths of the University of Chicago in both economics and ancient studies, focusing on the relationship between social institutions and economic behavior, past and present.