Friday, September 8
12 - 2 PM
1A: INEQUALITY AND ECONOMIC PROGRESS
- James Heckman (Chicago) and Petra Todd (Pennsylvania), "Sources of African American Economic Progress in the Labor Market in the Twentieth Century"
- William Collins (Vanderbilt) and Robert Margo (Vanderbilt), "Race and Home Ownership: A Century's View"
1B: INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
- Daron Acemoglu (MIT), Simon Johnson (MIT), and James Robinson (UC Berkeley), "The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation"
- Stephen Haber (Stanford), Armando Razo (Stanford), and Noel Maurer (ITAM), "Credible Commitments and Economic Growth Under Political Instability: Evidence from Revolutionary Mexico."
- Cynthia Taft Morris (Smith College), "World Capitalist Growth Patterns: The Myth that Neoclassical Growth Models Apply Worldwide"
2A: VALUES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
- William Easterly (World Bank), "The Middle Class Consensus and Economic Development"
- Richard Easterlin (USC), "America's Differential Impact on World Culture"
- David Dollar (World Bank) and Aart Kraay (World Bank), "Property Rights, Political Rights, and the Development of Poor Countries in the Post-colonial Period"
2B: WARS AND THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENTS
- Philip Hoffman (Caltech) and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (UCLA), "Wars and the Evolution of Fiscal Regimes in Europe 1700-2000"
- Jani Eloranta (European University Institute), "Filling the Void? Implications of the Lack of American Military Leadership on the Military Spending of European Democracies, 1920-1938"
- Michael Edelstein (Queens College, CUNY), "The Size of U.S. Armed Forces During World War II"
PLENARY SESSION 3
Saturday, September 9
8 - 9:30 AM
4A: ECONOMIC WARFARE
- Lance Davis (Caltech) and Stanley Engerman (Rochester), "Legal and Economic Aspects of Naval Blockade: The United States, Great Britain, and Germany in World War II"
- Hugh Rockoff (Rutgers) and Leonardo Caruana (CEU San Pablo University), "A Wolfram in Sheep's Clothing: Economic Warfare in Spain and Portugal, 1939-1944"
4B: THE GREAT DEPRESSION - MACRO
9:45 - 11:15 AM
- Paul David (Oxford and Stanford) and Gavin Wright (Stanford), "Early Twentieth Century American Productivity Growth Dynamics"
- Stephen Broadberry (University of Warwick) and Sayantan Ghosal (University of Warwick), "Explaining Comparative Productivity Levels in Services: Technology and Organisation in Britain, the United States and Germany, 1870-1990"
5B: THE GREAT DEPRESSION - BANKS
- Joseph Mason (Drexel), Ali Anari (Texas A & M), and James Kolan (Texas A&M), "The Speed of Bank Liquidation and the Propagation of the U.S. Great Depression"
- Alan Taylor (UC Davis) and Gerardo della Paolera (Universidad Torcuato di Tella), "Internal versus External Convertibility and Developing Country Financial Crises: Lessons from the Argentine Bailouts of the 1930s"
PLENARY SESSION 6
4:30 - 6 PM
CELLULOID CAPITALISM: A ROUNDTABLE AND A SCREEN
- Mary Yeager (UCLA)
- David Ansen (Newsweek film critic)
- Mary Corey (UCLA)
- John Lithgow (actor)
Sunday, September 10
8 - 10 AM
7A: TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS HISTORY
- Naomi Lamoreaux (UCLA), Daniel Raff (Pennsylvania), and Peter Temin (MIT), "The Evolving Structure of Coordination: Towards A New Synthesis of American Business History"
- Zorina Khan (Bowdoin College), "Copyrights, the Infringement of Intellectual Property, and American Economic Development, 1790-1910"
- Steven Usselman (Georgia Tech) "Government and the American Computer Industry: Public Policies, Private Platforms"
7B: SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
- Sukkoo Kim (Washington), "The Rise and Decline of Density in Economic Activities"
- Paul Rhode (North Carolina), "America's Century and the Rise of California as a Center of Economic Activity"
- Price Fishback, William C. Horrace, Shawn Kantor, and Tracy L. Regan (Arizona), "The Impact of the New Deal on Geographic Mobility"
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
8A: INDUSTRY STUDIES AND STRUCTURES
- Emily Mechner (Bates College), "The Closing of the Frontier in Barbados: Economies of Scale and the Distributional Impact of the Sugar Revolution"
- Sally Clarke (Texas), "Settling Auto Disputes in Court: Efforts to Define Relationships Among Car Buyers, Dealers and Manufacturers, 1905-1916"
- Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon) and Werner Troesken (Pittsburgh), "The Puzzling Demise of the Whiskey Trust"
8B: FOREIGN TRADE AND POLICY DURING THE AMERICAN CENTURY
- Hideaki Miyajima (Waseda University), "Transformation of the Japanese Economic System: A Reappraisal of the Occupation"
- Jennifer Frankl (Williams College), "Reducing Transaction Risk in Trade Between Japan and the United States: The Role of General Trading Companies, 1915-1941"
- Alan Dye (Barnard) and Richard Sicotte (University of Calgary), "Governing Foreign Trade: The Effects of Sugar Legislation on US-Cuban Relations"
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