Full program booklet can be found here.


"Rules of the game" for the paper sessions:

  1. The sessions will last 90 minutes each (except Friday, 3-5 pm; 120 minutes).
  2. Authors will have 15 minutes to present their papers. Session chairs should encourage compliance with this time limit.
  3. The rooms will have standard presentation equipment (Windows laptops with PowerPoint and projectors – Note! EHA does not provide a projector for transparencies!). If you use a Mac, please double-check for compatability issues. Please bring your presentation on a USB-stick, and upload it before the session. We cannot guarantee Internet connection at the meetings spaces. If you have special needs, please let Jari Eloranta ( know.
  4. All three (or four) papers should be presented first. We would suggest using the order in the program.
  5. After all three (or four) papers have been presented, the discussants will take the floor. Discussants will have 10 minutes per paper (some discussants have more than one paper to discuss). Session chairs will again encourage compliance with this time limit.
  6. This should leave approximately 15 (or 20) minutes for discussion from the floor and author/discussant responses.

Concise Schedule

Thursday, September 19

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting, cocktails

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees Dinner


Friday, September 20

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tour 1: Mount Verson and Alexandria (Note! Bus leaves from the hotel at 8 a.m. sharp!

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tour 2: Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Meet in hotel lobby to take subway)

8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Tour 3: National Museum of American History (Meet in hotel lobby to take subway)

8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees Meeting (breakfast served)

9:00 a.m.-Noon

Workshop: Job Market Tips and Tales

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Poster Displays

1:00-2.30 p.m.

Session 1: Institutions and Geography

Session 2: Education and Human Capital

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Session 3: Colonialism

Session 4: Depression and Recovery

Session 5:  Labor Markets

5:15-6:45 p.m.

Plenary Session: “EHA, Economic History, and Wikipedia”

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Reception (Mercatus Center at George Mason University)

8:30-10:30 p.m.

Journal of Economic History Editorial Board Dinner

9:00-11:30 p.m.

Graduate Student Dinner


Saturday, September 21

6:45-8:00 a.m.

Historians’ Breakfast: “Global Perspectives: History, Development, and the World Bank Archives,” featuring Elisa Liberatori Prati (The World Bank) or (Chief Archivist, The World Bank);Jean-Jacques Dethier (The World Bank) or (Research Manager, Development Economics (DEC), The World Bank); and Giovanni Zanalda (Duke University)

6:45-8:00 a.m.

Teachers’ Breakfast: "MeasuringWorth as a Teaching Tool," featuring Sam Wiliamson (Miami University) and Joanna Short (Augustana College)

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Poster Displays

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session 6: Africa

Session 7: Railroads

Session 8: Population and Health

10:00-10:30 a.m..

Coffee break

10:30 a.m.-Noon

Session 9: Institutions and Beliefs

Session 10: Industry and Trade

Session 11: Financial Crises

Noon-1:00 p.m.

Women’s Lunch

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Business Meeting

2:15-4:15 p.m.

Dissertation Session

4:45-5:45 p.m.

Presidential Address (Bob Allen): 'American Exceptionalism as a Problem in Global History”

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Banquet and Awards

10:00 p.m.-Midnight

President’s Party, sponsored by the Economic History Society


Sunday, September 22

67:00-8:30 a.m.

EHA Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Session 12: Finance

Session 13: Technology

10:00-10:30 a.m..

Coffee Break


Session 14: Migration

Session 15: Long Run Growth and Living Standards


Conference Ends


A preliminary description of the conference events can be found in the Meetings Brochure (see below). Or you can download the concise and detailed schedules both as a PDF document here

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