Income, Wealth, Inequality

Income, Wealth, Inequality

Datini ESTER
Vom - Bis
12.05.2019 -
Bram Hoonhout

The Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini” and the European School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) announce their sixth jointly-organized Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar for economic and social historians on 12th-17th May 2019, in Prato (Italy) on: Income, Wealth, Inequality.

The focus of the 2019 seminar is the level, structure, evolution of income and wealth and their distribution among social classes, families, individuals and among nations. Its aim is to investigate the structure of income and wealth in past and present societies and the inequalities both within and between countries. Attention will be devoted to the forms of income (wages, interests, profits, rents) and wealth (both real and financial assets), their changes in time and the influence of the institutions on their distribution.

The Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar consists of two complementary parts:

- the participation in the international Datini congress, devoted in 2019 to Economic Inequalities in Pre-industrial Societies: Causes and Consequences, to be held in Prato, from May 12th (opening 18.00 with the inaugural speech in the municipal building) until May 15th (afternoon) 2019. For information on the congress:

- a two-day workshop from May 16th (morning), until May 17th (late afternoon), in a reserved room of the Datini Palace in Prato: (

The workshop will bring together a number of senior researchers from different countries. Prior to the workshop, students will be asked to prepare a paper. Papers can cover any relevant aspect and any period from Antiquity until today. The participants will have the opportunity of presenting their research project dealing with one or more core problems of their research field and discussing them with both senior researchers and other fellow students. Each paper will be presented by the author during the seminar and then examined and discussed by one of the participating students and by one of the instructors, after which a general discussion among all participants will take place.

Besides providing a feedback opportunity for ongoing projects on income, wealth and inequality and the opportunity to attend the international Datini congress, the aim of the workshop is also to foster cooperation between economic and social historians coming from different countries.

This Advanced Datini-ESTER Seminar is open to 15 PhD-students and Post-Docs (who finished their doctorate less than five years prior to the seminar).

You can find more information and apply here:



Bram Hoonhout

Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen