EHA Newsletter

No. 25 (November 2002) Economic History Association, University of Kansas, Department of Economics,

226 O Summerfield Hall, Lawrence, Kansas, 66045, eha@ku.edu

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2003 EHA Meeting

Nashville, Tennessee

The 2003 Economic History Association meeting will be held September 19-21 at the Hilton Suites, in Nashville, Tennessee. Registration materials will be available on-line and mailed to EHA members in late May 2003.

 

Graduate students are encouraged to attend.  To ease the financial burden, the EHA provides

Graduate students on the program, including those participating in the poster session, receive full funding to include conference registration, conference meal tickets, hotel room and funding of travel costs up to a maximum of $500 for domestic travel and $800 for international travel

 

For more information, check the web site: http://www.eh.net/EHA.  Otherwise, you may contact the Meetings Coordinator Martha Olney, EHA Annual Meetings Office, Department of Economics, University of California, 549 Evans Hall, #3880, Berkeley, CA 94720-3880.  E-mail: eha-mtgs@socs.berkeley.edu.  Fax: (510) 527-4558.  Website: http://socs.berkeley.edu/~olney/eha.

Call for Proposals

Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the annual meeting of the EHA in Nashville.  Papers are welcome on any topic in economic history, broadly defined.  Some, but not all, of the sessions will be devoted to the following theme:

Transitions in Economic History

All economies of the world have experienced a number of transitions in their history.  These include those of a grand sort, such as revolution, independence from colonial rule, and the emergence of a market economy.  But they also encompass many other transitions that were identified long ago by Simon Kuznets and other scholars as part and parcel of the process of economic development, such as the demographic transition, the decline of the family farm, the rise of services, and the emergence of a multi-ethnic population.  These transitions have proceeded more smoothly in some nations than others and they have not taken placeeverywhere with the same speed.  Some may be seen as having been more successful than others.

 

Why have these transitions been more successful in some places?  What determines the speed of transitions?  Does the speed matter to eventual success?  What has been the impact on the standard of living and the distribution of income and wealth during the process?

 

The program committee consists of Joshua Rosenbloom, Chair; Fred Bateman, Peter Coclanis, and Jane Humphries.  Proposals may be submitted by using the form available from the EHA website: http://www.eh.net/EHA/Meetings/prop_03.html.  If a draft of the paper is available, it should be sent in addition to the abstract.  Proposals for entire sessions will be accepted, but the committee reserves the right to determine which papers will be presented in those sessions that are accepted.  Such proposals should include complete information for each of the papers proposed.  Papers for sessions that are not accepted may be incorporated into other panels.  Proposals may also be submitted by mail.  Please send three copies of a 3-5 page abstract and a 150 word abstract suitable for publication in the JEH to Joshua Rosenbloom, Department of Economics, University of Kansas, 1300 Sunnyside Ave., Lawrence, KS 66045-7385 by January 31, 2003.  Notices of acceptance will be sent by March 30, 2003.  Joshua Rosenbloom may be contacted for more information at jrosenbloom@ku.edu.

Call for Dissertations

Those who receive their Ph.D. between 1 June 2002 and 31 May 2003 are invited to apply for inclusion in the dissertation session. Dissertations on U.S. or Canadian history chosen for presentation at the meetings will be finalists for the Allan Nevins Prize.  Such dissertations should be sent to Paul Rhode, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina, 108 Emerywood Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.

 

Dissertations on areas of the world other than the United States or Canada will be eligible for the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize.  Such dissertations should be sent to Mark Thomas, University of Virginia, Department of History, Randall Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Applicants must send a copy of the dissertation to the appropriate convener no later than May 31, 2003. Those chosen for the session will each receive a Finalist's Award of $250.

2003 Annual Meeting Prizes

Gyorgy Ranki Prize

The Gyorgy Ranki Prize, established for the outstanding book in the economic history of Europe (including the British Isles and Russia) will be presented at the annual meeting.  This $1,100 prize is awarded biennially and alternates with the Alice Hanson Jones Prize for a book in North American economic history.  The 2003 Ranki Prize will be awarded for a book published in 2001 or 2002.

 

Eligibility and Nominations: Only books published in English during 2001 or 2002 are eligible for the 2003 prize. The author need not be a member of the Association.  Authors, publishers, or anyone else may nominate books.  Send a copy of the book, plus a curriculum vitae of the author(s), with current information about addresses and telephone numbers, to each member of the committee listed below.  The deadline for submission is March 1, 2003. 

 

The Ranki Committee members are:  Maristella Botticini, Economics, Boston University, 270 Bay State Rd, Room 310, Boston, MA 02215;  John P. McKay, 309 Gregory Hall, 810 S Wright, Urbana, IL 61801;  Nathan Sussman, Dept. of Economics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 91905 Israel;  Lynn Hollen Lees, Dept. of History, 208 College Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6379;  Gianni Toniolo, Duke University, Dept. of Economics, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097.

Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize

The Jonathan Hughes Prize will be awarded to recognize excellence in teaching economic history.  The prize includes a $1,100 award.  The winner will be selected by the EHA Committee on Education . The basic requirement for nomination is a statement on how the nominee has exemplified excellence in the teaching of economic history.  Nomination letters should be sent to Colleen Callahan, Occidental College, Department of Economics, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041.  Deadline for nominations is Feburary 1, 2003.

Report on the 2002

Annual Meeting

Abstracts of papers presented at the meeting, along with email links to the authors, are available at  socs.berkeley.edu/~olney/eha/abstracts.html.

Alice Hanson Jones Prize

The Alice Hanson Jones Prize for the outstanding book in the economic history of North America published in 2000 or 2001, was awarded to Gloria Main for People of a Spacious Land.

Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize

The Committee on Education in Economic History awarded the2002 Hughes Prize to Barry Eichengreen of the U. of California, Berkeley.

Allan Nevins Prize

The conveners of the 2001 dissertation session selected Joseph Davis to receive the Nevins Prize for his dissertation "A Quantity Based Index of U.S. Industrial Production, 1790-1915," completed under the direction Michelle Connolly at Duke University.

Alexander Gerschenkron Prize

The committee awarded the Gerschenkron Prize to Graciela Márquez Colin for "The Political Economy of Mexican Protectionism, 1868-1911," completed under the direction of John Coatsworth. at Harvard University.

Arthur H. Cole Prize

The Cole Prize for best article published in the Journal of Economic History was awarded to Professors Suleyman Ozmucur and Sevket Pamuk for "Real Wages and the Standards of Living in the Ottoman Empire, 1489-1914," in the June issue.

Arthur H. Cole Grants-in-Aid

This year the Committee on Research in Economic History made Cole Grants to: David Ryden, U. of Houston; Scott Carson, U. of Texas, Permian Basin; Harry Kitsikopoulos, NYU;  Mike Haupert, U. of Wisconsin, LaCrosse;  Mark Kanazawa, Carleton;  Eona Karakacili, U.of California, Davis

The Library Company Prize

The Library Company of Philadelphia's Program in Early American Economy and Society  awarded its Annual Prize jointly to Simon Middleton, U. of East Anglia, for "'How it came that the bakers bake no bread':  A Struggle for Trade Privileges in Seventeenth-Century New Amsterdam," and Ann Carlos and Frank Lewis for "Trade, Consumption, and the Native Economy: Lessons from York Factory, Hudson Bay."

        Teaching Breakfast 2002

The 2002 EHA Teaching Breakfast was convened by Simone Wegge at 7 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 12, with at least 19 people in attendance. The group discussed six topics.  1. Concerns were raised about the extent of plagiarism, how to make sure students know what it is, and what to do about it when it happens.  2 Carolyn Tuttle discussed an Econometrics Module she had prepared for her course on Labor in the American Economy.  For more on this, go to www.lfc.edu/~tuttle/amer_labor  or email Carolyn at tuttle@lfc.edu.  3. Questions were raised as to whether World  Economic History was still being taught or whether course offerings in the field had become too provincial --e.g. too focused on North America and Western Europe.  4. It was suggested that eh.net make links to websites from which teachers can retrieve photos and archival documents.  5. Mike Haines reported on the current state of the Millenium Historical Statistics of the U.S. project.  6. Participants described the type of exams and questions they give in their economic history course.  The meeting adjourned at 8:10.

Minutes of the Business Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Peter Lindert at 1:45 PM with 70-80 members present.  There followed a moment of silence in memory of those members who passed away since last year's meeting.  The minutes of the 2001 Annual Meeting were approved unanimously.

        Peter Lindert presented the results of the election:  Tom Weiss was chosen as President-elect; Hugh Rockoff was elected Vice-President and John Wallis was elected to a four year term as trustee.  Lindert announced further that by mutual agreement, and in consultation with the Board of Trustees, Tom Weiss and Joel Mokyr will switch the years of their effective duties as President.  As of the EHA Business Meeting on October 12, 2002, Tom Weiss will take over as President, in the term to which Joel Mokyr was originally elected.  At the Business Meeting on September 19, 2003, Joel Mokyr will become President for the year to which Tom Weiss was just elected. 

         Weiss then gave a financial report on the Association's activities for 2001-02, presented the Proposed Budget for 2002-03, announced the winners of the Arthur H. Cole grants and reported on JSTOR activity for the year.

         Martha Olney, the Meeting's Coordinator reported that a total of 202, including 34 students, registered for the St. Louis meeting.  She also announced that the 2003 meetings would be held in Nashville, Sept. 19-21 at the Hilton Suites, and the 2004 meetings would be in San Jose, CA, Sept. 10-12, at the Fairmont Hotel.  She thanked Alex Field and Avner Greif for the great effort they had put in negotiating with the hotel in San Jose.

         Gavin Wright presented the report of the Co-editors of the JEH.  He noted that submissions have continued to rise somewhat, with all the increase occurring in the non-North American section.  The division of submissions between the North American and non-North American offices is now in favor of the latter.  He also announced that Knick Harley has taken over as the non-North American editor, and those planning to submit articles should note that his name is spelled with a K.

         Peter Lindert reported on actions taken by the Trustees over the course of the previous year and at their meeting on October 11. 

         In Dec. 2001 the Board adopted a timetable for choosing meetings sites that requires the Nominating Committee to choose the President-elect soon after the annual meeting. In Feb. 2002 the Board agreed to let Cambridge University Press include the JEH in the program to provide journals to African universities at low cost.  In March the Board approved the recommendation of a Committee to accept the publishing proposal from Cambridge rather than that offered by Palgrave.  In June the Board approved Cambridge University

Press's request to raise the institutional subscription rates.  Also in June the Board voted to change the position of Meetings Coordinator from an elective office to an appointment, with the duties remaining largely the same, and the conditions of the appointment to be negotiated with the designated Meetings Coordinator.  In Oct. the Board approved the appointment of Carolyn Tuttle of Lake Forest College as the Meetings Coordinator from Fall 2003 to Fall 2006, conditional on the EHA membership approving the necessary changes in the by-laws. In Sept. the Board approved the motion to appoint two people as liaisons to the ASSA and to the AHA, each with two year, overlapping terms. 

At the Board meeting of October 11, the following actions were taken.  The Board accepted the annual reports of the Executive Director, the Meetings Coordinator, and the Editor of the JEH, and approved the budgets proposed for 2002-03. The Board reviewed the contract proposed by the Fairmont Hotel for the 2004 meeting, and authorized the Executive Director to sign the contract subject to some final revisions.  The Board also thanked Alex Field and Avner Greif for their work in negotiating the contract, and passed a rule that beginning with the 2005 meeting hotel contracts will be negotiated by Site Services or an equivalent firm.  The Board approved changes in the by-laws related to the Meetings Coordinator's position, and will submit these changes to the members in a mail ballot sometime in the Spring.  The Board revised somewhat the Graduate Initiative Program's travel grants in light of this year's experience.  The Budget and Audit Committee was charged to solicit information and bids on liability insurance.  Larry Neal was appointed Chair of the Standing Committee on the JEH.  The Board voted once again to not endorse the AAUP Principles of Academic Freedom.  The Board reviewed its relationship with eh.net, and Lindert announced that the Board welcomed proposals from individuals who had ideas about the ways in which the EHA should maintain a presence on the web, and an interest in being in charge of maintaining that presence.  Lindert also announced that a search is now underway for the next Executive Director.

         In response to a question from David Mitch, Lindert explained that the Board chose not to endorse the AAUP Principles because they are not only principles, but also rules that universities should follow, some of which are out of date.  In particular some rules are not as supportive of women's efforts to achieve tenure as they might be.1

         There was no New Business, other than items discussed above.  Representatives of affiliated organizations made brief reports.  Mike Bordo reported on the IEHA, and noted that Richard Sutch had been elected President, and Naomi Lamoreaux had been elected to the Executive Committee.

         Ann Carlos moved that the Program Committee receive a vote of thanks, and Ken Sokoloff did likewise for the Local Arrangements Committee.

         Tom Weiss was installed as President for 2002-03 and adjourned the meeting at 2:43 PM

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1. At the EHA Board meeting Friday morning, it was noted that the 1940 statement was written for a world in which nearly all college and university teachers were male U.S. citizens.  Those principles call for a maximum seven-year probationary period after "appointment to the rank of full-time instructor or a higher rank," with the proviso that it can be agreed that the probationary period can be a maximum of four years for a teacher having more than three years of probationary service at another institution.  Moreover, the 1940 statement makes no mention of relaxation of its tenure strictures for women teachers who might bear children and in many cases bear primary responsibility for child-rearing responsibilities.  It was noted that Lynn Hunt, currently president of the AHA, without specifically pointing to the AAUP 1940 statement, had raised concerns about the gender equity of the current tenure system and called for reconsideration of it.  An EHA endorsement of the 1940 statement might be taken as a vote against such reconsideration.  It was pointed out that after the 1940 statement was adopted, AAUP became involved in labor relations as a collective-bargaining agent, which the Board felt somewhat compromised AAUP's ability to be a neutral arbiter of disputes between individual faculty members and their institutions.  

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Economic History Association

Financial Report 2001-2002

    Revenue

 

Cambridge U. Press

$126,321

Individual Membership

33,330

Interest & Dividends

24,694

Meetings

21,501

Contributions

4,434

JUSFC Program

Other Revenue                                                                                  

18,375

675

TOTAL REVENUE

$229,330

     Expenses

 

Editorial Offices

$86,176

Management

23,618

Membership

8,762

Meeting Expense

39,793

Office & Miscellaneous

3,019

JUSFC Program

5,370

Printing and Distributing the Journal

22,095

Awards and Grants-in-Aid

11,305

Depreciation

1,384

TOTAL EXPENSES

$201,523

NET REVENUE MINUS EXPENSES

$27,807

Market Value of Securities and Cash

(as of 7/31/02)

 

$702,628

 

   JUSFC Program  

Building Economic History Bridges

between Japan and the United States

The Building Bridges program is now in its second year with continued support of The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, an independent federal agency established by Congress in 1975.  The EHA program was initiated to develop scholarly exchanges and broaden collegiality between economic historians in the United States and Japan.  In the first year of the program awards were made to George Alter, Indiana U., Gary Libecap, U. of Arizona, and Jennifer Frankl, U. California at Berkeley.  Awards in the second year have been made for exchanges in both directions.  Awards went to Isao Suto of Meiji University and Noriko Tsuya of Keio University, both of whom attended our annual meetings in St. Louis.  Professor Suto then visited the U. of Virginia, while Professor Tsuya went to Indiana U. and the U. of California at Irvine.  Awards were made to John James (U. of Virginia) and jointly to Susan Carter and Richard Sutch, (U. of California at Riverside) to visit Japan in the Spring.

 

We hope that this program will be continued for a third year, which would involve visits in 2004.  If funding is provided, the deadline for applying will be sometime in late Spring, so start exploring the possibilities now.  Applicants should ideally have a university, research institution, or individual in the other country host their visit but that is not necessary.  The EHA is prepared to help applicants find host institutions.  The purpose of the visit is open as long as it furthers scholarship in the field of economic history and will involve an institution of higher education.  .

 

The members of the EHA-JUSFC Committee for 2002/03 were Gary Saxonhouse (Michigan), Richard Sylla (NYU), and Kozo Yamamura (Washington). 

The Library Company

The Library Company of Philadelphia, founded in 1731, has one of the premier collections of early American documents, including those in the areas of commerce, business, banking, and technology. Its Program in Early American Economy and Society  offers three types of fellowship awards to be granted during 2003-2004: Four one-month fellowships, one dissertation-level fellowship, and one advanced research fellowship.  Application deadline is March 1, 2003.  For more information about PEAES and its fellowships, please contact Cathy Matson, Program Director, at  cmatson@udel.edu or visit the website  www.librarycompany.org

$40,000 will pay $72.00.  These bargain rates remain unchanged from last year.  

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS



The Economic History Association is seeking candidates to fulfill the role of Executive Director for the Association, beginning in the Fall of 2004 for a term of five years. The duties of the Executive Director, are defined by Article IV of the Association's By-laws which can be found at http://www.eh.net/EHA/.  Additional information on some of the specific responsibilities of the Executive Director can be found at http://www.eh.net/EHA/execdirector.html.

 

Those interested in submitting an application for the position should submit a letter of interest and a copy of their curriculum vitae to each member of the Committee on EHA Administration by December 15, 2003. Electronic submissions are preferred.  Committee on Administration:  Sam Williamson, Chair, (sam@eh.net), Roger Ransom, (Roger.Ransom@ucr.edu), Farley Grubb, (grubbf@be.udel.edu).

New Membership Program

The Membership Committee needs your help with an Emerging Economies Membership Program.

 

Our colleagues in emerging economies provide a unique and important contribution to economic understanding and economic policy in transitional and developing economies. The study of economic history in these nations would benefit from closer academic and intellectual ties to economic history in the developed world, and we would learn new things as well. Therefore the Membership Committee of the EHA would like your help in a new project designed to encourage intellectual exchange between economic historians in emerging economies and members of the EHA. No, we are not proposing to endow chairs or even pay travel expenses --  would that we could.  Nevertheless, in nations with weak currencies and underpaid college faculty even the price of EHA membership can be prohibitive.

 

The Membership Committee, therefore, is soliciting two kinds of help for the Emerging Economies Membership Program.  First, we need the names of scholars in emerging economies who would benefit from membership in EHA.  Second, we want donations to pay for those memberships.

 

Names of possible members and their addresses (e-mail address is preferred) should be sent to Rebecca Menes (rmenes@gmu.edu). 

 

Send donations to: Economic History Association; Department of Economics; Summerfield Hall; University of Kansas; Lawrence, KS 66045.  Make your check payable to the Economic History Association and indicate its purpose.  You may also use your Visa or Master card via e-mail (eha@ku.edu).

 

Economic History Services

The Economic History Services website contains an abundance of information, including announcements, directores, an Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, over 550 book reviews, including retrospective reviews of many classics, and the ever popular feature "How Much Is That?" which provides comparative value of things, such as  purchasing power, between the past and today.  All this can be found at: http://www.eh.net

2003 Cliometrics Conference

The annual Cliometrics Conference will be held from May 23-25 in Raleigh, NC.  Participation is by invitation only.  The deadline for proposals and requests to attend the meeting is Feb. 3, 2003. Those wishing to present a paper should provide a 3-5 page summary of the proposed paper.  All applicants must provide their addresses, phone and fax numbers, and email addresses. Those presenting papers will be notified by March 3, 2003 and must provide a completed draft of the paper by April 8.

 

Applicants should use the online application form on the Clio webpage: http://www.eh.net/Clio.

 

Proposals may also be sent using snail mail to:

Carole Merly, Cliometrics Conference Secretary

Department of Economics; University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721.  Or via fax to Carole Merly (520) 621-8450, or E-mail: merly@bpa.arizona.edu.

American Historical Association

The 2003 meeting of the AHA will be held in Chicago, January 2-5.  An EHA session "New Directions in the Economic History of American Agriculture will be chaired by Peter Coclanis on Fri. Jan.3 at 9:30 AM.  Further information can be found in the September issue of Perspectives or at the following website:  www.theaha.org

EHA Sessions at ASSA

         The EHA has organized 3 sessions for the ASSA meetings in Washington, DC Jan. 4-6, 2003.

         1. Earnings and Savings in Free and Slave Labor Markets

When: Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 10:15AM

Where: Convention Center, Room #12

Chair: Robert Whaples, Wake Forest,

          2. Education and Intergenerational Transfers Across Time and Space

When: Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 2:30PM

Where: Convention Center, Room #12

Chair: Richard Steckel, Ohio State,.

         3.  Honoring the Memory of Charles Issawi: Economic History of the Middle East

Presiding: Fatemeh Moghadam, Hofstra,

Times and dates in Atlanta, TBA.

Research Awards

New Graduate Initiative

Deadline Extended

The EHA has initiated two new award programs to foster graduate student research in economic history.  One is a pre-dissertation grants program, the other is a dissertation Fellowship program.  These awards are open to graduate students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program in a social science discipline or in history.  It is anticipated that each year there will be 5 to 8 pre-dissertation awards of around $3,000 to $5,000 each, and 3 dissertation awards of $10,000 each.

 

Because of the delay in mailing this Newsletter, the deadline for the first year has been extended until December 15, 2002.  Additional information about the awards, the application process and deadlines can be found at http://www.eh.net/EHA.  The program is expected to continue for 10 years, so those who might be interested should plan ahead.  This year's Graduate Initiative Committee is composed of Robert A. Margo, Chair (robert.a.margo@vanderbilt.edu), Avner Greif (avner@leland.stanford.edu), and Price Fishback (pfishback@bpa.arizona.edu).

Arthur H. Cole Grants-in-Aid

The Committee on Research in Economic History awards Arthur H. Cole grants-in-aid to support research in economic history, regardless of time period or geographic area.  Awards typically are in amounts up to $1,500, although higher amounts may be awarded in exceptional cases.  To apply: seven copies of applications are due by April 1, 2003.  Send applications by email (preferred method) to william.collins@vanderbilt.edu, or by mail (with seven copies) to Professor William J. Collins, Department of Economics, Box 351819-B, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235.

 

Applications must include a description of the project (no longer than 5 pages); a curriculum vita; and a project budget.  Applicants must be members of the Association and must hold the Ph.D. degree.  Preference is given to recent Ph.D. recipients.

News about the Journal

Jan de Vries completed his term as co-editor for the world excluding North America in June 2002.  His successor is Knick Harley, Western Ontario U.  Gavin Wright continues as co-editor for North American topics.  Production Editor Sue Isaac now operates out of Florida State U.  Scott Wilson and Andrew Ross are assistant editors for the North America and ROW offices, respectively.

 

Zorina Khan and Werner Troesken have joined the Board of Editors, replacing outgoing members Tim Guinnane, Mary MacKinnon, and David Wheeler.  

New submissions to the Journal have now increased for three years in a row, to 98 in 2001-02.  The acceptance rate remained steady, however, at approximately 33 percent.  The median time to decision returned to its target level of 90 days, reversing the previous year's slight upward tick.

Joint Membership Fees

Our agreement continues with the Economic History Society (U.K.) to offer joint memberships to EHA and EHS at discounted rates for 2003.  The student/emeritus rate will be $47.00; regular rates for members with annual incomes under $40,000 will be $57.00, and those with incomes over

EHA Officers and Board of Trustees, 2002-2003

President:  Thomas Weiss, University of Kansas.

President-Elect:  Joel Mokyr, Northwestern

Vice President:  Hugh Rockoff, Rutgers University.

Trustees:  Ken Sokoloff, UCLA, Lee Alston, University of Illinois, Ann Carlos, University of Colorado, John Wallis, University of Maryland.

Immediate Past Presidents:  Claudia Goldin, Harvard University, Richard Sylla, NYU, Peter Lindert, University of California, Davis.  

Editors:  Gavin Wright, Stanford, Knick Harley, University of Western Ontario. 

IEHA Representative:  Michael Bordo, Rutgers

Executive Director:  Thomas Weiss, U. of Kansas. 

Meetings Coordinator  Martha L. Olney, U. of California, Berkeley.

Committees 2002-2003

Committees play an important role in the workings of the EHA. If you are interested in being considered for membership on a committee, or if you would like to recommend someone, please let the Executive Director know through the e-mail address: eha@ku.edu, or contact any other officer or member of the Board of Trustees.

EHA Committees, 2002-2003

Nominating:  Peter Lindert, (Past President), Richard Sylla, Chair  (Past Chair), Hugh Rockoff (Past Vice-President), Kerry Odell (2003), Tim Leunig (2003), Gillian Hamilton (2003), Thomas Weiss (non-voting, ex officio).

Membership: Rebecca Menes, Chair (2003), Alan Olmstead (2004), Laura Owen (2005),  Thomas Weiss (ex officio), Joel Mokyr  (ex officio).

Committee on Research in Economic History: Bill Collins, Chair (2003), Steve Quinn  (2003), Chiaki Moriguchi, (2004), Jill Dupree (2004),  Joerg Baten (2005), Howard Bodenhorn, (2005) Thomas Weiss (ex officio).

Investment Committee: Robert Zevin, Chair (2003), Richard Sylla (2006), Thomas Weiss (ex officio).

Budget and Audit Committee: Dan Raff, Chair (2003), Michael Edelstein  (2005), Rugh Rockoff (ex officio), Joel Mokyr (ex officio).

Ranki Prize:  Maristella Botticini, Chair (2005), John McKay (2003) Nathan Sussman (2004), Lynn Hollen Lees (2006), Gianni Toniolo (2007).

Jones Prize: Sally Clarke, Chair  (2003), Paul Rhode (2004), Lee Craig (2005) Hank Gemery (2006) Rick Steckel (2007).

Standing Committee on Education in Economic History: Colleen Callahan, Chair (2003), Simone Wegge (2004), Ken Snowden (2005), Thomas Weiss

Standing Committee on Research Archives and Data Bases: Peter Rousseau, Chair (2003), Werner Troesken (2004), Mark Weidenmeir (2005), Thomas Weiss (ex officio).

Standing Committee on the Journal of Economic History: Larry Neal Chair (2005), Gary Libecap (2003), Joel Mokyr (2004), Gavin Wright, (advisor), Knick Harley (advisor), Thomas Weiss (ex officio).

Standing Committee on EHA Administration:

Sam Williamson, Chair (2003) Roger Ransom (2004), Farley Grubb (2005).

EHA Program Committee: Joshua Rosenbloom, Chair (2003), Peter Coclanis (2003), Jane Humphries  (2003), Fred Bateman  (2003), Martha Olney (ex officio).

Dissertation Subcommittee: Paul Rhode (2003), Mark Thomas (2003).

Local Arrangements Committee: Jeremy Atack, Chair (2003), Robert Margo (2003), Peter Rousseau (2003), William Collins (2003), David Carlton (2003), Martha Olney (ex officio).

Committee on Graduate Education in Economic History: Bob Margo, Chair (2003),  Avner Greif (2004), Price Fishback (2005).

Representatives and Liaisons

International Economic History Association:  Michael Bordo (2003) Anne McCants (2005).

American Council of Learned Societies:

Gail Triner (2006).

National Bureau of Economic Research:

Gavin Wright (2005).

Allied Social Science Association:

Lee Craig (2003), Dora Costa (2004).

Cliometric Society:   Melissa Thomasson (2003).

Business History Conference:

Margaret Levenstein (2003).

Social Science History Association:

Winifred Rothenberg (2003).

EH.NET: Josh Rosenbloom (2003), William Sundstrom (2004).

American Historical Association:

Peter Coclanis (2003) Sally Clarke (2004).

International Society for New Institutional Economics: Lee Alston  (2003).


Fundraising 2003

         The Board of Trustees is extremely grateful for your continued support of our various Prize Funds. So why stop now? When you receive your annual membership renewal form you will be offered the opportunity to keep a good thing going.  You will be offered a menu of Prize Funds, as shown below, and we hope you will feel inclined to help increase the endowment of your favorite fund.  Or, you can do it now--just clip or copy and send along!

         I would like to support my favorite Fund. Enclosed is my tax-exempt contribution I would like to go to the Fund or Funds indicated.

         Cole Prize Fund               __________                             Jones Prize Fund                                        _________

         Hughes Prize Fund         __________                             Ranki Prize Fund                                       _________

         (CREH) Cole Grants       __________                             Gerschenkron Prize Fund                        __________

         Use my contribution where needed   _________

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