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: