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FH Gruen Lecture: New Approaches to the Standard of Living


From: Thursday March 5, 2015, 5:30 pm

To: Thursday March 5, 2015, 7:00 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public Speaker Professor Richard H Steckel from the Ohio State University New Approaches to the Standard of Living This lecture provides an overview of research on measuring and analyzing long term trends in the standard of living using diverse sources and methodologies. Prominent among these is the use of the human stature, which provides a window on what has become known as the biological standard of living. Heights and other anthropometric measures have been used to assess health and nutrition in the past. They can be used to compare diverse populations and, using skeletal remains, they can be extended to the distant past. Because height measurements are comparable over time they do not suffer from the index number problems that beset other indicators such as real incomes or wages. Height trajectories can also be linked to a variety of other health outcomes and can provide insights into likely future health developments. Professor Richard Steckel is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Ohio State University. His pioneering and innovative work on health and height has earned him international recognition in economic history and also in scientific fields such as anthropology demography and epidemiology. He has been President of the Social Science History Association and of the Economic History Association. He has been editor of Explorations in Economic History and served on a review panel for the National Institutes of Health. He is a Fellow of the Cliometric Society and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.     Please register with eventbrite: Download flyer Gruen Steckel flyer Enquiries Professor Martin Richardson 6125 2582 Susanna Pietrzak 6125 7342   Presented by Research School of Economics ANU College of Business and Economics


Arndt Lecture Theatre 1, HW Arndt Building #25A

Kingsley St, Acton ACT

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