Dr. Karine van der Beek
Department of Economics
Ph.D., Department of Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007
M.A., Department of Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2002
B.A., Department of Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1997
Fall 2009: Institutional Economics for Graduates
Spring 2010: Topics in Economic HIstory
history, long-run economic growth and institutional economics, with particular
industrialization, technological change and the evolution of human capital in Pre-Modern Europe.
"England's eighteenth century demand for high-quality workmanship: Evidence from apprenticeship, 1710-1770", SSRN Working Paper Series No. 2197054 (forthcoming in John Nye, Avner Greif, and Lynne Kiesling eds., Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development, a festschrift volume in the honor of Prof. Joel Mokyr, Princeton University Press. 2013).
"The Effect of Political Fragmentation on Investments: A Case Study of Watermill Construction in Medieval Ponthieu, France". Explorations in Economic History 47: 369-380. 2010.
"Political fragmentation and investment decisions: the milling industry in feudal france (1150-1250)". Economic History Review 63(3): 664-687. August, 2010.
Human Capital and Growth during the British Industrial Revolution
“Mechanization and Skill Choice on the Eve of the British Industrial Revolution: 1710-1772”
“The Micro-Mechanisms of Technology-Skill Complementarity: Evidence From the Early Years of the British Industrial Revolution (1710-1772)” (With Naomi Feldman)
"Intergenerational mobility in the first half of the eighteenth century" (With Moshe Justman)
"Returns to Skills in the First Decades of the Industrial Revolution: A comparison with the ICT Revolution”
"Discipline premium during the Industrial Revolution” (with Carmit Segal)
Political Institutions and Growth
"Landownership Structure and Agricultural Productivity in Domesday England"
"Growth and the Rise of National States: France 1000-1850"
The Economic History Association 2010 Annual Meeting, Evanston, Il.
The Israeli Economic Association Meeting (session chair), Jerusalem.
The 2010 Cliometrics Conference, La Crosse.
European Social Science History Conference, Ghent.
The Oxford FRESH Meeting.
Economic History Seminar, University of Copenhagen.
The European Historical Economics Conference, Geneva.
The European Historical Economics Conference, Lund.
Economic History Seminar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Economic History Seminar, European University Institute, Florence.
First Summer School of the CEPR RTN: ‘Unifying the European Experience’, EUI, Florence.
Economic History Seminar, Utrecht University.
Economic History Seminar, Oxford University.
Economic History Seminar, University of Western Ontario.
“Medieval Global Economies”, University of Western Ontario.
The Economic History Association Meeting, Poster session, Toronto.
The European Historical Economics Conference, Istanbul.
The Economic History Society Annual Conference, Leicester.
Coordinator of the Program in Economic History and Growth (PEHG), Dept of Economics, Ben-Gurion University
Research Affiliate, Minerva Center, Dept of Economics, The Hebrew University
CEPR RTN UEE Workshop organization, "From Stagnation to Growth: Unifying Growth Theory", Florence, June 16-18, 2007.