Workshop: 9:00 AM – Noon (Seaport A). Conducted by James Fenske (University of Oxford) and Jessica Bean (Denison University).
Coffee Break: 10.15 – 11 AM (Seaport and Mezzanine Lobby)
Local Tours: (Departure point for the tours is the hotel lobby).
Tour 1: 9 AM – Noon. Walking Tour of Historic Boston. Includes highlights of downtown and Freedom Trail. Led by  Robert Allison, chair of the History Department at Suffolk University in Boston.
Tour 2: 8 AM – 1 PM. Tour of Boott Mill in Lowell. Visit to Lowell, MA, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the US. Highlights of the trip include sites demonstrating water power technology, including turbines and control devices, and a weave room in the Boott Mill. Box lunches will be provided. 
Poster Session: 1:00 – 5:00 PM (Plaza Lobby)
SESSION 1: Friday 1:00 – 2:30 PM
A: Booms and Busts in the Long Run (Plaza A)
Chair: Alan Taylor, University of Virginia (
Farley Grubb (University of Delaware) (, “The Collapse of the Continental Dollar: The Turning Point and Its Causes: An Alternative History of Financing the American Revolution, 1775-1781.”
Discussant: Richard Sylla, NYU (
Martin Stürmer (University of Bonn) (, “150 Years of Booms and Busts:  What Drives Mineral Commodity Prices?
            Discussant: Robert Pindyck, MIT (
Nathan Sussman (Hebrew University and CEPR) ( and Yishay Yafeh (Hebrew University and CEPR), “Globalization and the Current Financial Crisis in Historical Perspective.” (
            Discussant: Michael Bordo, Rutgers (
B: Back to the Land (Plaza B)
Chair:  Pinar Keskin, Wellesley College (
Helen Yang, George Mason (, “Risk, Agricultural Technology and Contractual Choice: Evidence from Confucius’s Lineage in Late Qing China (1759-1901)
Mats Olsson (Lund University) (, Martin Dribe (Lund University) (, and Patrick Svensson (Lund University) (, “The Demographic Response to Output Crisis in Rural Society: Grain Production, Mortality and Fertility in 18th and 19th Century Sweden.”
Max-Stephan Schulze (London School of Economics) ( and Oliver Volckart (London School of Economics) (, “The Long-Term Impact of the Thirty Years War: What Grain Price Data Reveal.
Discussant: Paul Rhode, Michigan (
Coffee Break: 2.30 – 3 PM (Plaza Lobby)
SESSION 2: Friday 3:00 – 4:30 PM
A: Banking, Finance, and Trade in Early Modern and Modern France (Plaza A)
Chair: Eugene N. White, Rutgers (
Guillaume Bazot (Paris School of Economics) (, “Looking on English and German Banking in the French Mirror, Banking and Development in France (1880-1913).”
            Discussant: Caroline Fohlin, Johns Hopkins (
Rui Esteves (University of Oxford) (, “The Belle Epoque of International Finance: The French Portfolio, 1880-1913.”
Discussant: Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, California Institute of Technology (
Veronica Santarosa (Yale University) (, “Financing Long-Distance Trade without Banks: The Joint Liability Rule and Bills of Exchange in 18th-century France.”  
Discussant: Marc Flandreau, Graduate Institute, Geneva (
B: Institutions in the Developing World (Plaza B)
Chair: Noel Maurer, Harvard Business School (
Lee Alston (University of Colorado and NBER) (, Marcus Melo (University of Pernambuco) (, Bernardo Mueller (University of Brasilia) (, and Carlos Pereira (Michigan State University) (, “Understanding Development in the Modern World: Power, Beliefs and Institutions, with an application to Brazil, 1960-2010.” 
Discussant:  Aldo Musacchio, Harvard Business School (
Marlous van Waijenburg (Northwestern University) ( Ewout Frankema (Utrecht University) (, “Structural Impediments to African Growth? Countervailing Evidence from Real Wages in British Africa, 1880-1960.
            Discussant:  Richard Freeman, Harvard and LSE (
Martine Mariotti (Australian National University) (, “Impact of African Independence on the Welfare of South African Blacks.”
            Discussant: Richard Freeman, Harvard and LSE (
C: Industrialization and Innovation (Seaport B&C)
Chair:  Akira Motomura, Stonehill College (
John Tang (Australian National University) (, “Fukoku kyohei: Evaluating the Impact of Public Investment in Meiji Japan, 1868-1912.” 
            Discussant: Masami Imai, Wesleyan University (
Liam Brunt (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) ( and Erik Meidell (Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration) (, “How Fast and How Broad was British Industrialization? Evidence from a Synthetic Occupational Census for 1801.”
            Discussant: Jeffrey G. Williamson, Harvard (
W. Walker Hanlon (Columbia University) (, “Industry Connections and the Geographic Location of Economic Activity: Evidence from 19th Century Britain.”
            Discussant: Jeffrey Williamson (
Plenary Session: 4:45 – 5:45 PM (Lighthouse 1)
Lessons for the Future: International Capital Markets in Historical Perspective. Featuring: Albert Fishlow, (Columbia University), speaker; Alexander Field (Santa Clara University), chair; Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University), commentator.
Reception: 6:30 – 8:30 PM (Baker Hall, Harvard Business School). Open to all conference participants. Note! Buses will pick up guests from the front of the hotel at 6 pm. Transportation back to the hotel from Harvard Business School at 8.30 pm.
Journal of Economic History Dinner: 9 – 11 PM (Flagship A). By invitation only!
Graduate Student Dinner: 9 PM – 12 AM (Location: TBA). Open to all graduate students.