Conference Program and Papers

ECONOMIC HISTORY ASSOCIATION (EHA) PROGRAM FOR THE 2016 ANNUAL MEETING:

(All events take place at the Omni Interlocken Hotel unless otherwise indicated)

 

The full conference booklet can be found here.

Please note that all sessions will have a laptop (with PowerPoint capability) and projector available for presenters.

 

FRIDAY

 

Friday morning: tours

 

Sessions 1:00-2:30 PM

 

SESSION 1:  CONFLICT AND THE STATE IN EUROPE

 

Seth Gordon Benzell, Boston University, and Kevin Cooke, Boston University, “A Network of Thrones: Kinship and Conflict in Europe, 1495-1918”

 

Francisco J. Pino, University of Chile, and Jordi Vidal-Robert, University of Sydney, “Habemus Papam? Polarization and Conflict in the Papal States “

 

Jakob Schneebacher, Yale University, “State Formation and Social Conflict: The Political Economy of the Old Swiss Confederacy”

 

Chair

Jan de Vries, UC Berkeley

 

Discussants

Benzell and Cooke:  Philip T. Hoffman, Caltech

Pino and Vidal-Robert:  Álvaro La Parra Pérez, Weber State University

Schneebacher:  Cihan Artunç, University of Arizona

 

 

SESSION 2:  TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Dan Bogart, UC Irvine, Leigh Shaw-Taylor, University of Cambridge, and Max Satchell, University of Cambridge, “Structural Change: Railways, Coal and Employment Growth in 19th Century England and Wales”

 

Dustin Frye, Vassar College, “Transportation Networks and the Geographic Concentration of Industry”

 

Santiago Pérez, Stanford University, “Moving to Opportunity: Railroads, Migrations and Economic Mobility”

 

Chair

Richard Hornbeck, University of Chicago

 

Discussants

Bogart, Shaw-Taylor and Satchell:  W. Walker Hanlon, UCLA

Frye:  Taylor Jaworski, Queen’s University

Pérez:  James Feigenbaum, Harvard University

 

 

Sessions: 3:00-4:30 PM

 

SESSION 3:  THE CIVIL WAR: LONG-RUN IMPACT

 

Philipp Ager, University of Southern Denmark, Leah Boustan, UCLA, and Katherine Eriksson, UC-Davis,

“The Effect of Fathers’ Wealth on Sons’ Adult Outcomes in the Nineteenth Century: Evidence from the Civil War”

 

Shari J Eli, University of Toronto, Laura Salisbury, York University, and Allison Shertzer, University of Pittsburgh, “The Long-Run Effects of Losing the Civil War: Evidence from Border States”

 

Peter H. Lindert, UC-Davis and Jeffrey G. Williamson, Harvard and Wisconsin, “The Civil War Revisited: Losing World Leadership, Gaining Emancipation, Widening Northern Inequality”

 

Chair

William Collins, Vanderbilt University

 

Discussants

Ager, Boustan and Eriksson:  Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University

Eli, Salisbury and Shertzer:  Suresh Naidu, Columbia University

Lindert and Williamson:  Robert A. Margo, Boston University

 

 

SESSION 4:  Banking Risk, Policy and Institutions

 

Anna Grodecka, Sveriges Riksbank, and Antonis Kotidis, University of Bonn, “Double Liability in a Branch Banking System: Historical Evidence from Canada”

 

Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia University, and Matthew Jaremski, Colgate University, “Stealing Deposits: Deposit Insurance, Risk-Taking and the Removal of Market Discipline in Early 20th Century Banks”

 

Geoffrey Fain Williams, Transylvania University, “’Lending Money to People Across the Water’: The British Joint Stock Banking Acts of 1826 and 1833, and the Panic of 1837”

 

Chair

Richard Sylla, NYU Stern

 

Discussants

Grodecka and Kotidis:  Eric Hilt, Wellesley College

Calomiris and Jaremski: David C. Wheelock, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Williams: Larry Neal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

 

SESSION 5:  TRADE AND MIGRATION IN FORMAL AND INFORMAL EMPIRE

 

Ellora Derenoncourt, Harvard University, “Atlantic Slavery’s Impact on European Economic Development”

 

Daphne Álvarez Villa, Oxford University, and Jenny Guardado, Georgetown University, “The Long-Run Influence of Institutions Governing Trade: The Case of Colonial and Pirates’ Ports in Mexico”

 

Edward Kosack, Xavier University, “The Long-Run Development Impacts of a Guest Worker Program: Evidence from the Bracero Program”

 

Chair

Catalina Vizcarra, University of Vermont

 

Discussants

Derenoncourt: Christian Dippel, UCLA

Álvarez Villa and Guardado: Luz Marina Arias, CIDE, Mexico

Kosack: Leticia Arroyo-Abad, Middlebury College

 

 

 

Plenary Session, 4:45-6:00 PM

 

Gustavo Franco, “Money, Institutions and Development: Brazil’s Experience in the Late 20th Century”

 

 

Reception, 6:30-8.30 PM

At the Koenig Alumni Center. First bus leaves from the Omni at 6.20 pm. Return at 7.30, 8, and 8.30 pm.

 

 

SATURDAY

 

Teacher’s Breakfast, 6:45-8.00 AM

 

Historian’s Breakfast, 6:45-8.00 AM

 

 

Sessions, 8:15-9:45 AM

 

SESSION 6:  SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

 

Margaret Charleroy, University of Warwick, and Katie Genadek, University of Minnesota, “Women in the Scientific Workplace: Life Course Experiences of Female Scientists in the Early 20th Century”

 

Alice Kuegler, University of Cambridge, “The Responsiveness of Inventing: Evidence from a Patent Fee Reform”

 

Barbara Biasi, Stanford University, and Petra Moser, NYU, “Effects of Copyrights on Science: Evidence from the World War II Book Republication Program”

 

Chair

Joshua Rosenbloom, Iowa State University

 

Discussants

Charleroy and Genedek: Claudia Goldin, Harvard University

Kuegler: Elisabeth Ruth Perlman, Boston University

Biasi and Moser:  Fabian Waldinger, University of Warwick

 

 

SESSION 7:  WATER QUALITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Francisca Antman, University of Colorado Boulder, “For Want of a Cup: The Rise of Tea in England and the Impact of Water Quality on Economic Development”

 

Gisella Anne Kagy, Vassar College, “Economic Consequences of Childhood Exposure to Environmental Toxins: A Case Study of Lead Service Pipes in Massachusetts”

 

Anthony Wray, Hitotsubashi University, “Water Quality, Morbidity, and Mortality in London, 1906-1926”

 

Chair

Conor Lennon, University of Louisville

 

Discussants

Antman: Martin Saavedra, Oberlin College

Kagy:  Werner Troesken, University of Pittsburgh

Wray:  Conor Lennon, University of Louisville

 

 

SESSION 8:  RELIGION, INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

 

Tomas Cvrcek, University College London, and Miroslav Zajicek, Vysoka skola ekonomicka v Praze, “The Making of a Liberal Education: Political Economy of the Austrian School Reform, 1865 – 1875”

 

Noel Johnson, George Mason University, and Mark Koyama, George Mason University, “Jewish Communities and City Growth in Preindustrial Europe”

 

Jeremiah E. Dittmar, LSE, and Ralf R. Meisenzahl, Federal Reserve Board, “State Capacity and Public Goods: Institutional Change, Human Capital, and Growth in Early Modern Germany”

 

Chair

Anne McCants, MIT

 

Discussants

Cvrcek and Zajicek:  Mara Squicciarini, Northwestern University and KULeuven

Johnson and Koyama:  Claudia Rei, Vanderbilt University

Dittmar and Meisenzahl:  Noam Yuchtman, UC Berkeley

 

 

Plenary Roundtable, 10:15-11:45 AM

 

ECONOMIC HISTORY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

Panelists

Gillian Hadfield, USC

Nathan Nunn, Harvard University

Christopher Udry, Yale University

John Wallis, University of Maryland

 

Moderator

Alan Dye, Barnard College

 

Women’s Lunch, 11:45-1:15 PM

 

EHA Business Meeting, 1:15-2.00 PM

 

 

Sessions, 2:15-3:45 PM

 

SESSION 9:  HEALTH AND NUTRITION

 

Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon, Ethan Schmick, University of Pittsburgh, and Werner Troesken, University of Pittsburgh, “Nutrition and Southern Welfare: Evidence from the Boll Weevil and State Level Fortification Laws”

 

Stefan Bauernschuster, University of Passau, Anastasia Driva, LMU Munich, and Erik Hornung, University of Bayreuth, “Bismarck’s Health Insurance and the Mortality Decline”

 

Richard Steckel, Ohio State University, “Sweet Blood: A New Peril of Rapid Economic Growth”

 

Chair

John Murray, Rhodes College

 

Discussants

Clay, Schmick and Troesken:  Hoyt Bleakley, University of Michigan

Bauernschuster, Driva and Hornung: Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Vanderbilt University

Steckel:  Dora L. Costa, UCLA

 

SESSION 10:  FINANCIAL CRISIS: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES

 

Fabio Braggion, Tilburg University, Alberto Manconi, Tilburg University, and Haikun Zhu, Tilburg University, “International Liquidity Shocks, the Real Economy, and Social Unrest: China, 1931-1935”

 

Erin McGuire, University of Arizona, “Estimating the Impact of Local Conditions during the Great Depression on Asset Preferences in Adulthood”

 

Eugene N. White, Rutgers University, “How to Prevent a Banking Panic: the Barings Crisis of 1890”

 

Chair

Kirsten Wandschneider, Occidental College

 

Discussants

Braggion, Manconi and Zhu:  Christopher M. Meissner, UC Davis

McGuire: Kenneth A. Snowden, UNC Greensboro

White: David Weiman, Barnard College

 

 

SESSION 11:  HUMAN CAPITAL AND INDUSTRIALIZATION

 

Alexandra de Pleijt, LSE and Utrecht University, Alessandro Nuvolari, Sant’ Anna School of Advanced Studies, and Jacob Weisdorf, University of Southern Denmark and CEPR, “Human Capital Formation during the First Industrial Revolution: Evidence from the Use of Steam Engines”

 

Anton Howes, King’s College London, “The Relevance of Skills to Innovation during the British Industrial Revolution, 1651-1851”

 

William Maloney, World Bank, and Felipe Valencia, Bonn University, “Engineers, Innovative Capacity and Development in the Americas”

 

Chair

Naomi Lamoreaux, Yale University

 

Discussants

de Pleijt, Nuvolari and Weisdorf:  Alexander J. Field, Santa Clara University

Howes:  Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan

Maloney and Valencia:  Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis University

 

 

Presidential Address, 4:00-5:00 PM

EHA President Lee Alston will deliver his address titled ‘Beyond Institutions’.

 

Dissertation Session, 5:15-7:15 PM

 

Cocktail Reception: 7:45 – 8:15 PM

 

Banquet: 8:15 – 10:00 PM

 

President’s Party: 10 PM – 12 AM

 

 

SUNDAY

 

Sessions, 8:30-10:00 AM

 

SESSION 12:  LONG-RUN ECONOMIC GROWTH: MACRO AND MICRO PERSPECTIVES

 

Daniel Bernhofen, American University, and John C Brown, Clark University, “Understanding the Gains from Trade through the Window of Japan during the 19th-Century Globalization: Analysis of a Natural Experiment”

 

William Easterly, NYU, Laura Freschi, NYU, and Steven Pennings, World Bank, “A Long History of a Short Block: Four Centuries of Development Surprises on a Single Stretch of a New York City Street”

 

John Wallis, University of Maryland, and Stephen Broadberry, Oxford University, “Shrink Theory: The Nature of Long Run and Short Run Economic Performance”

 

Chair

Ann Carlos, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Discussants

Bernhofen and Brown:  John Tang, Australian National University

Easterly, Freschi and Pennings:  Daniel Fetter, Wellesley College

Wallis and Broadberry:  Charles W. Calomiris, Columbia University

 

 

 

SESSION 13:  PATRONAGE AND ADMINISTRATIVE CAPACITY

 

Morgan Henderson, University of Michigan, “The Economic Consequences of Immigrant Disenfranchisement”

 

Andrea Papadia, LSE, “Fiscal Capacity, Tax Composition and the (in)Stability of Government Revenues in the Interwar Period”

 

Debin Ma, LSE, and Jared Rubin, Chapman University, “Weak Administrative Capacity as a Solution to Principal-Agent Problems in Tax Collection”

 

Chair

Richard Sicotte, University of Vermont

 

Discussants

Henderson: Shawn Kantor, Florida State University

Papadia: Hugh Rockoff, Rutgers University

Ma and Rubin:  Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Caltech

 

 

 

SESSION 14:  CULTURE AND SOCIAL NORMS

 

Andrew Dickens, York University, “Ethnolinguistic Favoritism in African Politics”

 

Sara Rachel Lowes, Harvard University, Nathan Nunn, Harvard University, James A. Robinson, University of Chicago, and Jonathan Weigel, Harvard University, “The Evolution of Culture and Institutions: Evidence from the Kuba Kingdom”

 

Yu Hao, Peking University, and Melanie Meng Xue, UCLA Anderson School of Management, “Friends from Afar: Migration, Cultural Proximity and Primary Schooling in the Lower Yangzi, 1850-1949”

 

Chair

Carol Shiue, University of Colorado Boulder

 

Discussants

Dickens: James Fenske, University of Oxford

Lowes, Nunn, Robinson and Weigel: Belinda Archibong, Barnard College

Hao and Xue: Cong Liu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

 

 

 

Sessions, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM

 

SESSION 15:  POLITICAL DISORDER AND REVOLUTION

 

Mathias Iwanowsky, Institute for International Economic Studies, and Andreas Madestam, Stockholm University, “Surviving the Killing Fields: The Long Term Consequences of the Khmer Rouge”

 

John V. Nye, George Mason University and NRU-HSE, Maxym Bryukhanov, NRU-Higher School of Economics, Sergiy Polyachenko, NRU-Higher School of Economics, and Vasily Rusanov, NRU-Higher School of Economics, “Social Mobility in the Russia of Revolutions, 1850-2015: A Surname Study”

 

Craig Ogden Palsson, Yale University, “Land Markets and State Capacity in Haiti, 1928-1944”

 

Chair

Gregory Clark, UC Davis

 

Discussants

Iwanowsky and Madestam:  Eduardo Montero, Harvard University

Nye, Bryukhanov, Polyachenko and Rusanov:  Steven Nafziger, Williams College

Palsson: Noel Maurer, George Washington University

 

 

 

SESSION 16:  INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

 

Jessica Bean, Denison University, Andrew J. Seltzer, Royal Holloway, London, and Jonathan Wadsworth, Royal Holloway, London, “The Impact of Commuting and Mass Transport on the London Labour Market: Evidence from the New Survey of London Life and Labour”

 

Joshua Lewis, University of Montreal, and Edson Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University, “The Value of Rural Electricity: Evidence from the Rollout of the U.S. Power Grid”

 

Eric Edwards, Utah State University, and Steven M. Smith, Haverford College, “The Role of Irrigation in the Development of American Agriculture”

 

Chair

Jeremy Atack, Vanderbilt University

 

Discussants

Bean, Seltzer and Wadsworth:  Rob Gillezeau, University of Victoria

Lewis and Severnini: Carl Kitchens, Florida State University

Edwards and Smith: Zeynep Hansen, Boise State University

 

 

CONFERENCE ENDS AT NOON.

Hotel Information and Travel

 

Omni Interlocken 2
The 2016 EHA conference hotel is the Omni Interlocken, approximately 10 minutes outside Boulder by car. It is a modern resort-style hotel that offers many outdoor entertainment options for the hotel guests:

 

The EHA conference rate is $149 per night, both for single and double rooms. You can make a reservation directly with the hotel from HERE. However, the hotel is fully booked.
  • If you need to reserve accommodations for Thursday night (or other nights), we have secured an overflow option with nearby Courtyard Marriot – they have a shuttle that can take our attendees to the Omni – at $128 per night. You can book there from HERE

 

TRAVEL:

Information on all the travel options to the hotel can be found here:

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/denver-interlocken/property-details/directions.

 

The closest airport is the Denver International Airport: http://www.flydenver.com/. You can find ground transportation options here: http://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit.

 

The easiest way to get to the hotel is to rent a car and take the E-470 tollway. Another option is a shuttle/shared ride. There are several companies that provide this kind of service: http://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit/transit/shared-vans.

 

You can also grab a (yellow) taxi, which offers a fixed rate ($70.57) to Broomfield. Uber is a cheaper option than taxi, and Denver airport allows Uber to operate there.

 

Another option is to use the RTD bus (http://www.rtd-denver.com/). The correct bus stop is on Highway 36, below the Omni Interlocken hotel and Flatirons Mall. From there, you can walk to the hotel or call for the hotel shuttle to come pick you up (303-438-6600).

 

Parking at the hotel is free for conference attendees.

 

Please also note that:

  • EHA offers free shuttle (Green Ride) transportation to and from Boulder downtown to all attendees and their guests. On Friday, September 16th, you can use the shuttle at the following times: Leaving Omni at 3 pm and 7 pm; returning (11th and Pearl St.) at 5 pm and 9 pm. On Saturday, September 17th, you can use the shuttle at the following times: Leaving Omni at noon, 3 pm, and 7 pm; returning (11th and Pearl St.) at 2 pm, 5 pm, and 9 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers: EHA 2016: Economic History and Economic Development

Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association, in Boulder, Colorado September 16-18, 2016 (SUBMISSION SYSTEM IS CLOSED)

The theme for EHA 2016 is “economic history and economic development.” Economic history is contextual and a longitudinal process, and so too is economic development. Both fields, moreover, view law and politics as important drivers of economic change. Yet, the fields are typically somewhat divorced. Economic history focuses on past development experiences, often (though not exclusively) in currently-developed economies, while economic development focuses on economies that are currently poor. While there is a great deal of methodological congruence, studying the past usually requires exploiting observational, archival data (perhaps exploiting “natural experiments”), while the study of the present allows for implementation of randomized control trials that represent a benchmark for identifying causal effects. One aim of the conference is to point to what the two fields can learn from each other. We thus welcome papers wedding economic history and economic development, and papers drawing on insights from law and political science, as well as (naturally) economics and history.

The Program Committee (Alan Dye, Barnard College (chair), together with Edwyna Harris (Monash University), Rick Hornbeck (University of Chicago), Gary Libecap (University of California, Santa Barbara), and Noam Yuchtman (University of California, Berkeley) wish to remind you that the submission system is now closed. Just as a reminder (about the submitted papers/proposals): Papers should be submitted individually, but authors may suggest to the Committee that three particular papers fit well together in a panel. Papers should in all cases be works in progress rather than accepted or published work. Submitters should let the program committee know at the time of application if the paper they are proposing has already been submitted for publication. Individuals who presented or co-authored a paper given at the 2015 meeting are not eligible for inclusion in the 2016 program.

Graduate students are encouraged to attend the meeting. The Association offers subsidies for travel, hotel, registration, and meals, including a special graduate student dinner. A poster session welcomes work from dissertations in progress. Applications for the poster session are due no later than May 21, 2016 online on the meetings website. The poster submission system will open on March 1, 2016. The dissertation session, convened by Hoyt Bleakley (University of Michigan) and Petra Moser (New York University), will honor six dissertations completed during the 2015-2016 academic year. The submission deadline is May 15, 2016. The Alexander Gerschenkron and Allan Nevins prizes will be awarded to the best dissertations on non-North American and North American topics respectively. Dissertations must be submitted as a single PDF file. Files of less than 5 MB in size may be sent directly to the conveners as an email attachment.

 

 

Economic History Association 2016 Annual Meeting

 

Economic History and Economic Development

Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association, in Boulder, Colorado,
September 16-18, 2016

The theme for EHA 2016 is “economic history and economic development.” Economic history is contextual and a longitudinal process, and so too is economic development. Both fields, moreover, view law and politics as important drivers of economic change. Yet, the fields are typically somewhat divorced. Economic history focuses on past development experiences, often (though not exclusively) in currently-developed economies, while economic development focuses on economies that are currently poor. While there is a great deal of methodological congruence, studying the past usually requires exploiting observational, archival data (perhaps exploiting “natural experiments”), while the study of the present allows for implementation of randomized control trials that represent a benchmark for identifying causal effects. One aim of the conference is to point to what the two fields can learn from each other. We thus welcome papers wedding economic history and economic development, and papers drawing on insights from law and political science, as well as (naturally) economics and history.

 

You can find the 2016 EHA conference program here: EHA 2016 BrochureFinal. It contains more detailed information on the sessions and 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 refer to the Call for Papers. The submission system for the conference is now CLOSED.

Pre-Registration is now closed. You can register onsite at the meetings.

Graduate Student Participation

Annual Meetings Graduate Student Information

 

Poster Session

 

Intended for disseminating preliminary results from graduate thesis work.   Those accepted receive the following support:

  • Travel subsidies up to $500 for domestic flights or train fare, up to $800 for international flights.
  • Complimentary hotel rooms (double occupancy, shared with another graduate student) for up to 3 nights.
  • 60 percent discount on the registration fee
  • 80 percent discount on the Saturday Presidential Banquet
  • Free dinner with other graduate students Friday night.

 

Poster session submission system is now CLOSED.

All submitters will be notified of acceptance or if they were declined by late June.

 

Graduate students who have presented a poster are eligible for the dissertation session in a subsequent year, but may present a poster session only once during their graduate career.  If a student applies both for the dissertation session and to present a poster, and the student is accepted to be part of the dissertation session, a prior invitation to present a poster that year will be withdrawn.  Participating in the poster session does not preclude submitting a paper and having it accepted for the regular program the following year.

 

Graduate students interested in attending the annual meeting but not participating in the poster session are eligible, depending on funding availability, for up to three nights’ complimentary hotel room (double occupancy, shared with another graduate student). Send requests to the email addresses listed above. Applicants must be members of the Association. Deadline: July 1, 2016. Awards announced by mid-to-late-July.  Questions about the poster session should be directed to the Meetings Coordinator (Jari Eloranta, elorantaj@appstate.edu).

 

Practical Details on the Poster:

To ease travel complications, we will provide the poster board. We intend to purchase Staple Poster Board, 22″ x 28″ (OR something very similar). To attach the posters, we will bring tacks and tape.

 

As you prepare your poster please remember that “Less is More.” Think of your poster as an advertisement of your paper, not as the paper itself. Your goal is to engage people in conversation and encourage them to take a copy of your paper home with them. Those who are looking at a poster want to quickly know what question you are asking, why that is an interesting question and what answer you propose. You want people to be able to see everything on your poster from a comfortable distance. That means you will want to large font (minimum 12 pt.). And remember, a picture is worth a thousand words: graphs tell a story much more effectively than words. Is there a graph that captures the puzzle addressed in your paper?

 

You will want to bring along approximately 25 copies of your paper which interested people can take with them. Be sure to include your name, your affiliation, email address, and a date on your title page. If you have business cards, bring those too.

 

The posters will be displayed in the foyer where our coffee breaks are held. This will give you maximum exposure in a minimum amount of time. There will be designated times when the poster presenters are asked to be with their posters, namely Friday afternoon and all day Saturday.

Ph.D. recipients selected as finalists for the dissertation session will receive a travel subsidy. See procedures for applying for the Nevins or Gerschenkron prizes.

 

Dissertation Awards

 

The Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: May 15, 2016The Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History is awarded annually by the Economic History Association on behalf of Columbia University Press for the best dissertation in U.S. or Canadian economic history completed during the previous year. The 2016 prize will be awarded at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in Boulder, Colorado in September 2016.Scholars submitting a dissertation for the dissertation and prizes for the 2016 Economic History Association meeting may not submit a proposal for the general program that is part of or derived from the dissertation.Eligibility: Those who received their Ph.D. between June 1, 2015 and May 30, 2016 are eligible and invited to submit their dissertation for consideration. All candidates for these prizes must be members of the Economic History Association. Dissertations submitted for consideration must be in English. Submission of a dissertation implies that candidates are prepared to attend the 2016 meetings in Boulder, Colorado.  Presentation of a dissertation summary is required by all finalists. Submissions: To be considered for these prizes, completed dissertations must be submitted by email on or before May 15, 2016. Submissions of more than 5MB should prepare to send a download link rather than an attachment. Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2016. DEADLINE FOR DATE-STAMP ON EMAIL ENTRIES: May 15, 2016

Please send submitted dissertations to:

Hoyt Bleakley (Associate Professor of Economics)
Univeristy of Michigan
email: hoytb@umich.edu

All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2016. 

 

Alexander Gerschenkron Prize

The Alexander Gerschenkron Prize is awarded for the best dissertation in the economic history of an area outside of the United States or Canada completed during the preceding year. The 2016 prize will be awarded at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in Boulder, Colorado in September 2016.Scholars submitting a dissertation for the dissertation and prizes for the 2016 Economic History Association meeting may not submit a proposal for the general program that is part of or derived from the dissertation.Eligibility: Those who received their Ph.D. between June 1, 2015 and May 30, 2016 are eligible and invited to submit their dissertation for consideration. All candidates for these prizes must be members of the Economic History Association. Dissertations submitted for consideration must be in English. Submission of a dissertation implies that candidates are prepared to attend the 2016 meetings in Boulder, Colorado.  Presentation of a dissertation summary is required by all finalists.Submissions: To be considered for these prizes, completed dissertations must be submitted by email on or before May 15, 2016. Submissions of more than 5MB should prepare to send a download link rather than an attachment. Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2016. DEADLINE FOR DATESTAMP ON EMAIL ENTRIES: May 15, 2016Please send submitted dissertations to:
Petra Moser
New York University
email: pmoser@stern.nyu.edu

All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2016. 

 

For more details, see here: http://eh.net/eha/prizes/