The History of Capitalism

in the United States

Graduate Student Conference

November 6 – 8, 2008

Harvard University
CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street,
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Undergraduate Panel on the History of Capitalism
at The Barker Center for the Humanities
Thursday, November 6, 2008, 4:30pm-6:00pm

Aldo Musacchio
Harvard Business School


Flavio Silveira Campos Harvard College

To Slay a Tiger: The Politics of Brazilian Monetary Policy in times of High Inflation, 1986-1994

Joshua Lachter Harvard College
Joshua Lachter is a senior in Adams House studying History with a secondary field in Economics. Since coming to Harvard he has become an editor at the Harvard Crimson, conducted research with the urban economist, Professor Edward Glaesar, and been involved in several campus startups including Ivyinsiders, a student-run test preparation company with outposts in over a dozen cities nationwide. He participated in the inaugural Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China—a conference designed to foster US-China relations—held in Shanghai in 2006. Last spring, he was elected Producer of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation’s oldest theatrical organization and was responsible for putting up the company’s 160th production, Fable Attraction, which just completed a 40 show run in Cambridge, New York, and Bermuda.

Western Union’s Search for Reinvention, 1930-1990

Chris Miller Harvard College
Chris Miller is a senior at Harvard who studies international history. He primarily researches the history of statecraft, and especially the interaction of politics and economics, but also has subsidiary interests in finance, law, and liberty. Outside of academic work, his interests include sailing and string quartets.

Liquidity as a Public Good: The State and the Money Market in Victorian England