FRIDAY, 24 September
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
A. Banks and the Problems They Create
James, 9th Floor
Michael Bordo (Rutgers University), Angela Redish (University of British Columbia) and Hugh Rockoff (Rutgers University),Why Didn’t Canada Have a Banking Crisis in 2008?
Jagjit S. Chadha (University of Kent) and Elisa Newby (Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge), ‘Midas, Transmuting All, into Paper’: The Bank of England and the Banque de France during the Napoleonic Wars.
Moritz Schularick (Free University, Berlin) and Alan M. Taylor (University of California, Davis), Credit Booms Gone Bust: Monetary Policy, Leverage Cycles and Financial Crises, 1870-2008.”
B. Economic Growth in the Very Long Run
Bonbright, 9th Floor
Stephen Broadberry (University of Warwick), Bruce Campbell (Queen’s University, Belfast), Alexander Klein (University of Warwick), Mark Overton (University of Exeter) and Bas van Leeuwen (University of Warwick), British Economic Growth, 1270-1870.
Jeffrey G. Williamson (Harvard and Wisconsin),When, Where, and Why? Early Industrialization in the Poor Periphery, 1870-1940.”
Alvaro S. Pereira (Simon Fraser University), Jaime Reis (University of Lisbon), and Ana Margarida Silva (Instituto de Ciêcias Sociais), How Unequal is Latin Inequality? Five Centuries of Inequality, Portugal 1500-1910.
Session 2: 3:00-4:30 p.m.
A. Banks that Aren’t Banks
James, 9th Floor
Lars Boerner (Free University of Berlin) and John William Hatfield (Stanford University), The Economics of Debt-Clearing Mechanisms in Europe from the 13th to the 18th Century.
Christopher L. Colvin (London School of Economics), God and Risk: The Role of Religiosity in Rural Banking in Early 20th Century Netherlands."
Kirsten Wandschneider (Occidental College), Credit Intermediation in 18th Century Prussia – the Case of Landschaften.”
B. Technology
Bonbright, 9th Floor
Ralf Richter (Hans Böckler Foundation) and Jochen Streb (University of Hohenheim), Catching Up and Falling Behind: Knowledge Spillover from American to German Machine Tool Makers.
Ross Thomson (University of Vermont),Eras of Technological Convergence: Machine Tools and Mechanization in the United States, 1820-1929.
Karine van der Beek (Ben-Gurion University), Technology-Skill Complementarity on the Eve of the Industrial Revolution: New Evidence from England (1710-1770).
C. The Origins and Consequences of Institutions
Hinman Auditorium, 9th Floor
Luz Marina Arias (University of California, San Diego) and Desha M. Girod (Georgetown University), Indigenous Origins of Colonial Institutions.
Irineu de Carvalho Filho (International Monetary Fund) and Renato P. Colistete (University of São Paulo), Education Performance: Was It All Determined 100 Years Ago?
Philip Slavin (Yale University), The Crisis of the Fourteenth Century Reassessed: Between Ecology and Institutions – Evidence from England (1310-1350).