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Tomorrow is Today's Uncertainty:

Speculating on Futures in Early Modern Europe


February 17, 2016
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Dining Room, Busch Hall
February 17, 2016
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Dining Room, Busch Hall

Zabel will examine speculation as a theological and philosophical concept in the 16th-18th centuries and will investigate the gradual emergence of speculation as an economic and financial tool.

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By looking at the development of the modern concept of risk as a means of calculating and controlling economic uncertainty, she will explore cases of failed speculation in financial capitals, such as Amsterdam, Boston, London and Paris.

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