EHA 2010 Program FINAL


You can find the entire conference program booklet here.

NOTE! You can view the concise program below, day by day. There are also links to the invidual sessions and the session papers built in to the program.

Presenters: Please bring your presentation on a USB stick. EHA will provide the laptops and projectors for your presentations. EHA will NOT provide overhead projectors. 



THURSDAY, September 23      

7:00-8:00 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting, cocktails (invitation only). Northshore, 2nd Floor


8:00-10:00 p.m. Board of Trustees Dinner (invitation only). Northshore, 2nd Floor


FRIDAY, September 24  

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tour 1: Chicago Botanical Gardens (Leaves from the front of the hotel).


9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tour 2: Illinois Holocaust Museum (Leaves from the front of the hotel).


8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting (breakfast and lunch served). Mulford, 2nd Floor


9:00 a.m.-Noon. Workshop: Job Market Tips and Tales. Haven, 9th Floor


1:00-5:00 p.m. Poster Displays. Foyer, 9th Floor


1:00-2:30 p.m. Session 1       

A: Banks and the Problems They Create. James, 9th Floor

B: Economic Growth in the Very Long Run. Bonbright, 9th Floor


2:30-3:00 p.m.Coffee Break. Foyer, 9th Floor


3:00-4:30 p.m. Session 2       

A:Banks that Aren’t Banks. James, 9th Floor

B:Technology. Bonbright, 9th Floor

C: The Origins and Consequences of Institutions. Hinman Auditorium, 9th Floor


4:45-5:45 p.m. Plenary Session: Institutions, Politics, and the Financial Crisis of 2008. (featuring Raghuram Rajan, Gavin Wright, Jean-Laurent Rosenthal). Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor


6:15-8:30 p.m. Reception. John Evans Alumni Center, Northwestern University


8:30-10:30 p.m. Journal of Economic History Editorial Board Dinner (invitation only). Rogers, 9th Floor


8:30-10:30 p.m. Graduate Student Dinner. Lou Malnati’s Restaurant


SATURDAY, September 25       

6:45-8:00 a.m.Historians' Breakfast (featuring Anne McCants from Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Rogers, 9th Floor


6:45-8:00 a.m.Teachers' Breakfast (featuring Tim Leunig from the London School of Economics). Bonbright, 9th Floor


8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Poster Displays. Foyer, 9th Floor


8:30-10:00 a.m. Session 3      

A: Information: The Good, the Bad, and the Made-up. James, 9th Floor

B: The Economic History of Policy Interventions in the United States. Northshore, 2nd Floor

CThe Economic Implications of Identity. Hinman Auditorium, 9th Floor


10:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break. Foyer, 9th Floor


10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Session 4        

A: The Legal Framework of Economic Life. James, 9th Floor

B:Natural Resources. Northshore, 2nd Floor

C:  When People Move. Hinman Auditorium, 9th Floor


Noon-1:00 p.m. Women's Lunch. Heritage Ballroom, 2nd Floor


1:00-2:00 p.m.Business Meeting. Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor


2:15-4:15 p.m.Dissertation Session. Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor


4:45-5:45 p.m.Presidential Address (Naomi Lamoreaux). Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor


6:30-7:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception. Heritage Ballroom, 2nd Floor


7:30-9:30 p.m.Banquet and Awards. Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor


10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.President's Party. Foyer, 9th Floor


SUNDAY, September 26

7:00-8:30 a.m.EHA Continental Breakfast (open to all conference participants). Heritage Ballroom, 2nd Floor


8:30-10:00 a.m. Session 5      

A: Banking and Finance: European Perspectives. Hinman Auditorium, 9th Floor

B: Raising and Spending the Public’s Money. James, 9th Floor


10:00-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break. Foyer, 9th Floor


10:30-12:00 a.m. Session 6    

A: Health and Human Capital. Hinman Auditorium, 9th Floor

B: When Bonds Go Bad. James, 9th Floor


12:00 p.m. Official Conference Program Ends



1-5 p.m. Reception and dinner honoring Jan De Vries. Haven Room, Hotel Orrington.

This event is open to any and all who might wish to attend.  Those seeking more information should contact Laura Cruz at (

Speakers include Joel Mokyr, Anne McCants, Maxine Berg, George Grantham, Drew Keeling, Laura Cruz, and Gavin Wright.