Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association, in Montreal, Canada September 7 -9, 2018
The theme for EHA 2018 is “‘From Plague, Famine, and War, Save us, O Lord’ Shocks and Disasters in Economic History”. The age-old prayer refers to disasters that have blighted lives throughout history. The theme is an invitation for papers on the broader economic-historical aspects of such crises—environmental, climatic, humanitarian, economic, and other. Plagues and famines kill few nowadays, and deaths from state-based conflicts are also in decline. But they still matter, not least because may well threaten again as global warming intensifies. The theme of the 2018 meetings embraces topics such as the economic causes and consequences of wars and of other disasters; comparative and interdisciplinary analyses of famines and plagues from classical antiquity to modern times; analyses of the institutions that attempted to counter them; of their proximate and remoter causes (e.g. climate change); of their changing incidence over time; of the welfare gains from their eradication; and of their short- and long-run economic, demographic, and political consequences. Proposals on macroeconomic and financial crises and, indeed, on any other topic, are also welcome.
The Program Committee, consisting of Ralf Meisenzahl (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System) (chair), together with Mauricio Drelichman (University of British Columbia), Guido Alfani (Bocconi University), and Hoyt Bleakley (University of Michigan) welcomes submissions on all subjects in economic history, though some preference will be given to papers that fit the theme of the conference.
Graduate students are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Association offers subsidies for travel, hotel, registration, and meals, including a special graduate student dinner. For more information click here.
Pre-Registration will open June 1, 2018
At the recent 2017 Board of Trustee meeting in San Jose, CA the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to issue the following statement:
The Economic History Association prides itself on its openness to all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race or religion. The EHA embraces a spirit of respect and tolerance to foster collegiality and to encourage and develop graduate students and faculty.
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The following EHA members and conference attendees have joined the Board in their support of this statement:
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William J. Collins
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Cormac Ó Gráda
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Frank W. Garmon, Jr.
Carol E. Heim
Sumner La Croix
Alvara La Parra-Perez
Naomi R. Lamoueaux
Trevon D. Logan
John J. McCusker
Alan L. Olmstead
William A. Sundstrom
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The Economic History Association announced the 2017 prize winners at the Annual Meeting held recently in San Jose, CA.
Vellore Arthi received the Allan Nevins Prize for the Best Dissertation in U.S. or Canadian Economic History, for her dissertation “Human Capital Formation and the American Dust Bowl”, completed at the University of Oxford. Advisors: James Fenske, Jane Humphries (This prize is awarded on behalf of Columbia University Press.)
Michela Giorcelli received the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for the Best Dissertation in non-US or Canadian Economic History, for her dissertation “Economic Recovery and the Determinants of Production and Innovation: Evidence from Post-WWII Italy”, completed at Stanford University. Advisors: Ran Abramitzky (chair), Nick Bloom, Pascaline Dupas, and Melanie Morten
Nicholas Crafts, University of Warwick, was awarded the annual Jonathan Hughes Prize honoring excellence in teaching economic history.
Trevon Logan and John Parman were awarded the Cole Prize for their article “The National Rise in Segregation”, published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Economic History.
Bruce Campbell, Queen’s University_Belfast, was awarded the Gyorgi Ranki Prize for his book, The Great Transition: Climate, Disease and Society in the Late-Medieval World, Cambridge University Press 2016.
Michael Haines, Colgate University, was awarded the inaugural Robert Gallman/William Parker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Data Preservation.
Congratulations to the 2017 awardees!
Each year the Economic History Association awards numerous grants and fellowships to deserving young scholars. Additionally, Cambridge University Press has made a generous donation to help the EHA endow one of the Dissertation Fellowships and two of the Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants.
The 2017 awardees are:
Arthor H. Cole Grant in Aid for Post-Doctoral Research :
Vellore Arthi, University of Essex
Michela Giorcelli, UCLA
Anthony Wray, Hitotsubashi University
Economic History Association Dissertation Fellowships
Juan Sebastian Balan, Harvard University
Sun Kyoung Lee, Columbia University
Cambridge University Press Dissertation Fellowship
Keith Meyers, University of Arizona
Sokoloff Dissertation Fellowship
Natalya Naumenko, Northwestern University
Chenzi Xu, Harvard University
Cambridge University Press Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants
Chelsea Carter, Boston University
Vitaly Titov, UCLA
Economic History Association Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants
Panarat Anamwathana, University of Oxford
Moya Chin, Harvard University
David Escamillia-Guerrero, London School of Economics
Aparna Howlader, University of Illinois_Urbana Champaign
Aroop Mukharji, Harvard University
Michael Poyker, UCLA
Gianluca Russo, Boston University
Lingwei Wu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Heyu Xiong, Northwestern University
For more information on the Grants and Fellowships awarded by EHA go to: http://eh.net/eha/grants-and-fellowships/
Cambridge University Press and the Economic History Association (EHA) are delighted to announce the creation of an endowment to support three new EHA awards–the Cambridge University Press Dissertation Fellowship and two Cambridge University Press Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants.
The first awards were made this year.
The Dissertation Fellowship was awarded to Eduardo Montero of Harvard University.
The Exploratory Grants were awarded to Cathrin Mohr of the University of Munich and to Erin McGuire of the University of Arizona.
Both Cambridge University Press and the EHA are proud to support these awards, signalling a commitment to the development of the future leaders of the field, whose research will direct the study of economic history throughout the world.
A new EHA endowment fund will be created specifically for these two awards composed of financial sponsorship from Cambridge University Press and funds EHA will contribute itself.
Each year the EHA will pay from the endowment a fixed amount of US$15,000 which will be divided between the Awards as follows:
• One dissertation fellowship of $10,000; and
• Two pre-dissertation grants of $2,500 each
The $10,000 dissertation fellowship will be awarded each year to a Ph.D. student who is completing his or her dissertation with plans to enter the job market. It can be used as income and/or to cover research expenses.
Each of the two pre-dissertation grants will provide $2,500 to students for research expenses related to developing a dissertation in economic history, including travel to libraries and archives, data entry, and other non-income expenses related to performing the research.
Students must be members of the EHA to qualify, and the recipients of the fellowship and grants will be chosen by the EHA’s Committee on Research in Economic History from students who apply by January each year, commencing in 2016.