The best option to fly to is the Vancouver International Airport (YVR):   You could also fly to Seattle, for example, and rent a car and drive over. Some of the travel options are listed here:   There are numerous options for getting to and from the airport, including the Sky Train, shuttles and/or […]

Book Exhibit

The Economic History Association will hold its 72nd Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Wall Centre on September 21-23, 2012. We hope to welcome over 250 participants, including top scholars in the fields of history, economics, and political science, from around the world. We invite you to participate in our tabletop book exhibit, or advertise in […]

Graduate Students

Paper Presenters: Graduate students who are accepted to present a paper in the regular program are eligible for the same benefits as those who are selected for the poster session (see below for details).   Poster Session: This session, presented during two days of the conference in the general meeting areas, is intended for disseminating […]


Sunday, 8:30 AM – 10:00     Session #12: The State for War and Growth Chair:  Kris Mitchener, Santa Clara University   Nicola Gennaioli (UPF) and Hans-Joachim Voth (UPF), “State Capacity and Military Conflict”   Mark Dincecco (IMT-Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies), “State Capacity and Long-Run Performance”   Gregg Huff (University of Oxford), “Financing Japan’s […]


Saturday, 8:30-10 AM   Session #6:  The Decisive Role of Bond Markets Chair:  George Grantham, McGill University   David Chambers (Cambridge University), Sergei Sarkissian (McGill University) and Michael Schill (University of Virginia), “Geography and Capital: Global Finance and the U.S. Railroad Industry”   Kim Oosterlinck, (Universitelibre de Bruxelles), Loredana Ureche-Rangau (Universite de Picardie Jules Verne) […]


See the full Meetings Program booklet here.   "Rules of the game" for the paper sessions: The sessions will last 90 minutes each (except Friday, 3-5 pm; 120 minutes). Authors will have 15 minutes to present their papers. Session chairs should encourage compliance with this time limit. The rooms will have standard presentation equipment (Windows laptops […]


Friday 1-2:30 PM   Session #1: The Historical Evolution of Trade and Transport Costs Chair: Stephen Easton, Simon Fraser University   Brandon Dupont (Western Washington University), Drew Keeling (University of Zurich), and Thomas Weiss (University of Kansas), “Passenger Fares for Overseas Travel in the 19th and 20th Centuries”   Kris Inwood (University of Guelph) and […]


The conference hotel for the 2012 EHA conference is Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver: The hotel has 733 guestrooms, and is located in a central location in the city. It has a multitude of features and facilities (see here for details: It features free WiFi in all guestrooms and has the typical amenities […]


The registration system for the 2012 meeting is now closed.    You can also register on site at the conference. However, the EHA cannot guarantee access to the various conference events for on-site registrants. Space in the various events is on first-come, first-served basis.

Economic History Association 2012 Annual Meeting

CONFERENCE THEME: Revisiting the Transportation Revolution Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association Vancouver, British Columbia September 21-23, 2012   For further information,  contact Meetings Coordinator Jari Eloranta at You can also download the Program Booklet here: EHA 2012 Program.pdf.