Economic History Association 2017 Annual Meeting

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Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association, in San Jose, California September 15 -17, 2017

 The theme for EHA 2017 is “ Macroeconomic Regimes and Policies: the Quest for Economic and Financial Stability and Growth”. Beginning in the second half of the twentieth century, economic historians began to explore macroeconomic history, creating a vast new realm for research. This year the conference will be devoted to this continuing development inviting institutional, narrative, theoretical and empirical research in macroeconomic history. Topics of interest are wide ranging, including: the history and origins of monetary, fiscal and financial institutions and markets; monetary and exchange rate regimes (specie, fiat); fiscal regimes; the history of central banks and monetary policy; and the relationship between macroeconomic regimes and policy in causing or correcting major economic and financial disturbances (depressions, recessions, inflations, deflations and financial crises) as well as influencing economic growth. The studies that will be presented are comparative, country specific, and/or global.

 

The Program Committee (Christopher M. Meissner, UC Davis (chair), together with Carola Frydman (Northwestern University), Zorina Khan (Bowdoin College) and Dave Donaldson (Stanford University) considered submissions on all subjects in economic history, though some preference will be given to papers that fit the theme of the conference.

 

For more information refer to the Call for Papers. The submission system is now CLOSED. The deadline was January 31, 2017.

 

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 is now Closed. On-site registration will be available.

 

 

You can find information on various aspects of the conference, including the program, here: http://eh.net/eha/conference-program-and-papers/.

Graduate Student Participation

Annual Meetings Graduate Student Information

 

*Please note that this year’s graduate student participation is kindly sponsored by the All-UC Group in Economic History. The EHA would like to thank them for their generous support.

 

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, 2017. 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 on EH.Net (please note that the 2017 deadlines have passed).