WEHC BOSTON 2018

World Economic History Congress. Boston 2018

Presidential session: Industrialization and Income Distribution around the World: A Historical and Comparative Perspective

March 14th, 2018
In the introduction of Handbook of Income Distribution, Anthony Atkinson and Francois Bourguignon...Read the full article

The Impact of Religions on Economic Outcomes

November 6th, 2017
Max Weber (1905) has been among the first social scientists to hypothesize a causal relationship...Read the full article

Demography and economic change from modern era to date: An international comparative perspective.

November 5th, 2017
In the last few decades the risk of an unsustainable explosion of the world population has given...Read the full article

Stronger together? Collective action during phases of industrialization

November 2nd, 2017
With industrialization and the growth of wage work, a number of risks emerged in the form of...Read the full article

U.S. South in Global Perspective: 1800 to the Present

November 2nd, 2017
The American South has long been considered a region in the United States that was historically...Read the full article

The formation of the wage in an early modern global context

November 2nd, 2017
Scholarship on wage earning in England and NW Europe in the early modern period has been begun to...Read the full article

The Economics of Nationalism in Historical Perspective

November 2nd, 2017
Nationalism and awareness of it has recently been rising again across the world. The historical...Read the full article

Trade and technology within industries

November 2nd, 2017
How do trade and technological progress interact to generate economic growth and determine the...Read the full article

Worthy women. Banking, consumption and feminine finances in the twentieth century

November 2nd, 2017
In global surveys the ownership of a bank account is an important indicator of gender equality...Read the full article

Tropical economies in the making of the modern world

November 2nd, 2017
William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991) is a pioneering economic historian who discussed the trade and...Read the full article

The Path of China’s Development in Global Perspective

November 2nd, 2017
Over the past 40 years, China has transformed itself from a technologically backward and poor, to a...Read the full article

The new economic history of patents and innovation

November 2nd, 2017
Over the last two decades, historical patent data have become a very versatile indicator in the...Read the full article

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  • Michelangelo Vasta, University of Siena, vasta@unisi.it, Italy
  • Jochen Streb, University of Mannheim, streb@uni-mannheim.de, Germany
  • Alessandro Nuvolari, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa, alessandro.nuvolari@santannapisa.it, Italy

The impact of different types of inequality on vulnerability towards natural hazards in the pre-industrial world.

November 2nd, 2017
Inequality is often a presumed cause of heightened vulnerability towards natural hazards, leading...Read the full article

Women in changing labor markets

November 2nd, 2017
This session is proposed against the background of an already existing network of economic and...Read the full article

The skilled workforce in the pre-modern world

November 2nd, 2017
One of the questions underlying the Great Divergence debate, is the significance of industrial...Read the full article

The Interwar Banking Crises: An International Perspective

November 2nd, 2017
The banking crises of 1931 were a major turning point for many Western economies during the Great...Read the full article

Why labour relations matter: Global Labour History and New Institutional Economic History

November 2nd, 2017
The undeniably big achievement of New Institutional Economic History (NIEH) is that it returned the...Read the full article

The many faces of lethal diseases: Epidemiological diversity and the differential economic effects of pre-industrial epidemic shocks

November 2nd, 2017
In recent times important books have subscribed to a view that the environment, warfare and...Read the full article

Wages and waves of globalisation since 1930/1950: convergence, inequalities, strategies

November 2nd, 2017
Wages are an essential element of economic and social life as today one in every two economically...Read the full article

The emergence of corporate governance in big business 19th-20th century

November 2nd, 2017
Corporate governance, by its very name, implies that corporations may differ from one another in...Read the full article

The State as Entrepreneur in Historical Perspective

November 2nd, 2017
The State is typically the largest actor in national economies. In addition to regulation, and...Read the full article

The Struggle for Food: From Malthusian Tension to GMO, and Beyond (19th-21st Centuries)

November 2nd, 2017
By 1800, Europe faced the challenge of producing enough basic food to avoid Malthusian tension. As...Read the full article

The Role of Economic shrinking for long term economic performance and catching up dynamics

November 2nd, 2017
Over the last sixty years, experiences of economic catching up, in which poor countries grow fast...Read the full article

The Pan-European Crises of 1719-1720: New Perspectives on the Nature of Financial Behaviour

November 2nd, 2017
This session proposes to bring together papers that present new evidence and fresh thinking on a...Read the full article

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  • Koji Yamamoto, University of Tokyo, koji4649@gmail.com, Japan
  • Anne Murphy, University of Hertfordshire, a.l.murphy@herts.ac.uk , UK
  • Inger Leemans, University of Amsterdam, i.b.leemans@vu.nl, The Netherlands

Weaving links: Cloth production, trade and consumption in the Renaissance Mediterranean

November 2nd, 2017
This session will investigate the role played by textiles in shaping economic production and...Read the full article

The globalization of the waves: shipping and its role in promoting global markets for goods, services, capital, labor, and ideas, c. 1800—2000

November 2nd, 2017
By definition, international seaborne transport is an activity that crosses borders, where the...Read the full article

The institutional foundations of long-distance trade before industrialization

November 2nd, 2017
Ever since the days of Adam Smith, it has been recognized that an enhanced ability to exchange...Read the full article

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  • Daniel Strum, University of São Paulo, danistrum@gmail.com, Brazil
  • Yadira González-de-Lara, University of Valencia, yadira.gonzalezdelara@gmail.com, Spain
  • Esther Sahle, University of Bremen, sahle@uni-bremen.de, Germany

The historical dynamics of industrialization: A regional interpretation, ca. 1800-present

November 2nd, 2017
The Industrial Revolution that started in 18th century England, and subsequently spread as a slick...Read the full article

Subsistence, sustenance, and changing living spaces: Comparative studies of Eurasian economies from the 16th to the 20th centuries

November 2nd, 2017
Early modern economic historians including medieval historians have for a long time discussed...Read the full article

The most dramatic period globally for the development of the human body: the 20th century

November 2nd, 2017
In this session, the development of the human body worldwide during the 20th century will be...Read the full article

The Middle East and the Great Divergence

November 2nd, 2017
The middle east was a cradle of civilisation, and, during the Golden Age of Islam, it was arguably...Read the full article

The Interplay of Trade, Religion and Technology in China and Europe in the 16th-19th centuries

November 2nd, 2017
Since the beginning of the 20th century, economic history has paid special attention to the part...Read the full article

The Impact of Globalization on the Rise of Mass Schooling

November 2nd, 2017
Has globalization on net promoted or impeded the rise of mass schooling throughout the...Read the full article

Small change in a global context: “fractional currencies” or “minor coins”?

November 2nd, 2017
Aims of the session This session aims at enriching the approaches to the small change problem by...Read the full article

Preindustrial inequality: Europe, Asia and the Americas compared

November 2nd, 2017
After years of relative neglect by economic historians, recently long-term trends in economic...Read the full article

Port Cities, Empires, and Global Maritime Trade in the 18th and 19th Centuries: Connections and Comparisons

November 2nd, 2017
Abstract: Port cities were the spaces where the maritime commercial ambitions of merchants and...Read the full article

Organizing People: Political and Cultural Institutions in Colonial India

November 2nd, 2017
Our proposed panel examines the impact of institutions—the formal and informal “rules of the...Read the full article

Networks, Intensity, Extensive Margins of Trade since 19th Century: New approaches of Globalization with large Databases

November 2nd, 2017
This session is designed to analyze how the development of large database in international trade...Read the full article

Power and principles. The political economy of natural resources since 1870.

November 2nd, 2017
Since at least 1870 the industrialized countries have assumed a right to access the natural...Read the full article

The Anglosphere in the 1920s

November 2nd, 2017
The 1920s was a decade of tenuous globalization, bounded by the First World War and the...Read the full article

Role of reinsurance in the setting of insurance in the World

November 2nd, 2017
Insurers also need protection against risk. That is why reinsurance has developed in last two...Read the full article

New research using linked census data: Scandinavia and the U.S.

November 2nd, 2017
In recent years there has been a revolution in data digitization and record linkage. Massive data...Read the full article

Seafaring Lives in Transition. Mediterranean Maritime Labour and Shipping during Globalization, 1850s-1920s.

November 2nd, 2017
Seafaring Lives in Transition is an ERC Starting Grant funded project which explores the transition...Read the full article

State Capacity and Economic Development: Historical Experience from China

November 2nd, 2017
In recent years, state capacity has become one of the most discussed concepts in development...Read the full article

Modernity in East Asia: Globalization and Japanese Colonialism

November 2nd, 2017
This panel discusses the relationship of globalization and Japanese colonialism from the nineteenth...Read the full article

Societal response to climate variation; Institution, market and social change in early modern and modern Japan

November 2nd, 2017
Recent progress in paleoclimate reconstruction has enabled us to understand past changes in air...Read the full article

Reconsidering the “Small Divergence”: The Role of Social and Economic Institutions in 19th and 20th Centuries Chinese and Japanese Economic Development

November 2nd, 2017
The publication of Ken Pomerantz’s Great Divergence in 2000 reinvigorated the study of...Read the full article

Public Health Interventions and the Life Course Approach: Metrics for the Long-Run Success of Interventions, 19th-20th Centuries

November 2nd, 2017
This session explores estimating the long-run returns of public health interventions on different...Read the full article

Money markets, monetary areas and their institutions XVII-XXth centuries

November 2nd, 2017
Research on the space dimension in monetary and financial history is no longer the blank space it...Read the full article

Social indicators and policies toward labor precariousness in a growth context: an Eurasian comparative, connected and long-term approach

November 2nd, 2017
“De-standardization of work” and growing insecurity for the workers in the context of the...Read the full article

Historical Demography: Migration in Early Modern Society

November 2nd, 2017
Economic and social historians have discussed many aspects of migration in an early modern setting....Read the full article

Prices, income, consumption baskets, and heights: Living standards in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America (16th to 20th centuries)

November 2nd, 2017
At national or international levels, many academic meetings have been held recently on the diverse...Read the full article

Theory and empirical performance

November 2nd, 2017
Traditional European ( & offshots) originated theories of development and industrialization are...Read the full article

Famine and relief in the pre-industrial and modern world: a global and comparative perspective

November 2nd, 2017
One of the most salient of all modern generalizations concerning famines is the idea that given the...Read the full article

Monetary standards in the long-run: financial issues and trade opportunities

November 2nd, 2017
The literature on international monetary standards emphasises the link between the adherence of...Read the full article

Seaports and Development during the Global Ages in the South Atlantic, 1880-2010s

November 2nd, 2017
This session aims at describing and explaining the evolution of the seaports in the South Atlantic...Read the full article

The Economic History of the Sports Sector

November 2nd, 2017
The sports sector is one that not only generates the interest of fans. It is an important and large...Read the full article

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  • John K Wilson, University of South Australia, john.wilson@unisa.edu.au, Australia
  • Richard Pomfret, University of Adelaide, richard.pomfret@adelaide.edu.au, Australia

The Causes and Effects of Labor Coercion in Global Perspective

November 2nd, 2017
For most of history, the majority of labor relations have been coercive. Labor coercion has taken...Read the full article

Real Wages across the Globe: From Antiquity to the Present

November 2nd, 2017
Real wages are a critical measure for human well-being. Over the past 1½ decade, the study of real...Read the full article

Polity and state finance in the peripheries of the global economy

November 2nd, 2017
Politics shapes the way governments tax, spend, borrow and repay. In this session, we aim to...Read the full article

Open Economy Forces and the Welfare State – Investigating the Links between Globalization and Social Spending

November 2nd, 2017
Two of the single largest political and economic developments over the 20th century have been the...Read the full article

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  • Henric Häggqvist, Uppsala University, Department of Economic History, henric.haggqvist@ekhist.uu.se, Sweden

Social Network Analysis and Databases for New Comparative Global History Studies in China, Europe and the Americas

November 2nd, 2017
Global historians compare and study different socioeconomic, politic and cultural areas of Asia,...Read the full article

Merchants, Markets and Commercial Taxes: State Institutions and Local Practices in Late Imperial and Modern China

November 2nd, 2017
The late 19th century Chinese state, like other late-developing states, faced many challenges. One...Read the full article

In Search of European Capitalism

November 2nd, 2017
The session will explore a set of proposals put forward by Franco Amatori regarding European...Read the full article

Late Colonial and Post-colonial Development Aid in the Dynamics of ‘Re-globalization’

November 2nd, 2017
The history of development aid should be central to any analysis of decolonization and the...Read the full article

Institutional Change and Chinese Enterprises across the 1949 and 1978 Divides

November 2nd, 2017
The objective of this session is to examine the ways in which changing economic conditions in China...Read the full article

LATE IMPERIAL AND EARLY SOVIET ECONOMIC HISTORY

November 2nd, 2017
Abstract: For the years leading to the Great War and the Russian Revolution as well as for the...Read the full article

History of International Business Relations (HIBR) in Technology, Patents, and Innovation

November 2nd, 2017
The most valuable analytical approach to understanding global economics today is to examine...Read the full article

Lessons from Insurance History: Markets, Regulation and Globalization

November 2nd, 2017
Insurance has always been a dynamic and changing market, evolving as new risks, technologies,...Read the full article

Foreign Multinational Enterprises in Australia

November 2nd, 2017
Multinational enterprises (MNEs) have had a long and important history in Australia. For nearly two...Read the full article

Global Production and Distribution of Silver, 1540-1900

November 2nd, 2017
What was the role of silver in the expanding global economy, 1540-1900? Silver has played a...Read the full article

Illicit Behavior and Economic Development (18th – 21th Centuries)

November 2nd, 2017
Based on concrete historic examples from Europe, USA and Brazil and Indochina, we will examine...Read the full article

GIS methods in economic history

November 2nd, 2017
This session proposes to gather scholars working on diverse aspects of economic history, growth,...Read the full article

Interactive economic history workshop: usable systems for diverse data

November 2nd, 2017
Online systems make it possible to take on new kinds of historical projects and make new kinds of...Read the full article

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  • Peter B Meyer, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, meyer.peter@bls.gov, USA
  • Ellan F Spero, Independent Scholar, efs8@mit.edu, USA
  • Richard L Zijdeman, International Institute of Social History and University of Stirling, richard.zijdeman@iisg.nl, Netherlands

Female political institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 2nd, 2017
One of the already accepted sessions to WEHC2018 is titled: African Women at Work in Historical...Read the full article

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  • Sophia du Plessis, Stellenbosch University, sophia@sun.ac.za, South Africa

Female Entrepreneurs Around the World: Property Rights and Ownership, 17th – 20th Centuries.

November 2nd, 2017
For the past twenty years, the issue of women’s economic role in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th...Read the full article

Interflow, Interaction, and Innovation: Merchants, Business Organizations, and Networks in the Pan-Pacific Rim since the Nineteenth Century

November 2nd, 2017
Due to the expansion of trade and commercial activities in the Pan Pacific rim in the 19th century,...Read the full article

Global Copper: Mining, Smelting, Minting, and Manufacturing from the Baroque to the Modern

November 2nd, 2017
Early modern globalization is often conceived in terms of textiles (Indian cottons moving from East...Read the full article

Historical Economic Development Through Russian and Soviet Lenses

November 2nd, 2017
Recent years have seen a relative surge in interest in and research into myriad topics in Russian...Read the full article

Long-term regional income inequality in the core and the periphery

November 2nd, 2017
In recent years, research on the long-term evolution of regional economies has received special...Read the full article

Historical perspectives of inequality in the Eastern Mediterranean

November 2nd, 2017
Economic inequality has been increasingly in the focus of academic and public interest in the last...Read the full article

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  • Ulas Karakoc, Humboldt University Berlin, ulas.karakoc@hu-berlin.de, Germany

Financial Markets in troubled times

November 2nd, 2017
Organizers Angelo Riva (Private professor at the European Business School-Paris and affiliated...Read the full article

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  • Angelo Riva, European Business School Paris & Paris School of Economics, angeloriva@ebs-paris.com,
  • Caroline Fohlin, Emory University, caroline.fohlin@emory.edu,
  • Raphaël Hekimian , Paris School of Economics, raphael.hekimian@psemail.eu,

For Children or the Family? Comparative Historical Perspectives on Adoption and Family Formation in Eurasia

November 2nd, 2017
Adoption, in its modern form, is a legal institution that creates a parent-child relationship...Read the full article

Markets and the Marketing of Consumer Goods in South Asia, 1880-2018

November 2nd, 2017
While South Asian economic and business history now possesses an extensive and distinguished...Read the full article

Globalization and national banking systems in Latin America and the Iberian world, 1850-1940

November 2nd, 2017
The establishment and consolidation of banking systems in Latin America and the Iberian countries...Read the full article

From the Inside Out: Globalization and Latin American Economic Growth, Development, and Change from the Colonial to Modern Periods

November 2nd, 2017
For centuries, Latin America has been an active participant in the process of globalization, yet...Read the full article

Global Conversations: Gender, Work, and Economic Development

November 2nd, 2017
The historical relationship between gender and economic development is central to our understanding...Read the full article

Factor Costs in the Unprecedented Expansion of Pre-Modern Ocean Shipping: Labor, Capital, and Knowledge Transfer, 1300-1700

November 2nd, 2017
These sessions explore methods of determining factor costs in ocean shipping in the medieval and...Read the full article

From pre-modern to modern economic growth in Europe and Asia

November 2nd, 2017
When Simon Kuznets set out in the 1960s to differentiate modern economic growth from pre-modern...Read the full article

Globalization, Inequality and Long-Term Development in Southeast Asia

November 2nd, 2017
Southeast Asia has been part and parcel of the global economy since at least the thirteenth...Read the full article

Experience and Expectations in the age of globalization

November 2nd, 2017
This session explores the impact of historical experience on the formation of economic expectations...Read the full article

Economic interactions between the Baltic Sea Region and other parts of the world: Economic Relations from pre-WWI to the Present

November 2nd, 2017
The Baltic Sea Region has long been a hub of international activity and exchange, dating back at...Read the full article

Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring Proceedings: Legal Borrowing, National Tradition and Globalization (Nineteenth-Twentieth Centuries)

November 2nd, 2017
The session focuses on the historical analysis of institutions and their impact on economic...Read the full article

Applied microhistory: Theoretical, ethical and methodological issues.

November 2nd, 2017
As time puts things into perspective, the heated and sometimes misleading historiographical debates...Read the full article

Defining and measuring entrepreneurship in business history from big data: The England and Wales business population 1851-1911

November 2nd, 2017
This session has a brief overall introduction, and then 3 papers that seek to stimulate discussion...Read the full article

Exploring the institutional turn in in transport and communication history. Comparative aspects of the regulated economy of transport, communication, and information technology, 1850-2000

November 2nd, 2017
Traditionally, mainstream transport history has focused on empirical and macro economic oriented...Read the full article

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  • Lena Andersson-Skog, Umeå University,Sweden, lena.andersson-skog@ekhist.umu.se, Sweden
  • Jan H Ottosson, Uppsala University, Sweden, jan.ottosson@ekhist.uu.se, Sweden

Deciphering the Economy: Numbers and their Rationalities in the longue durée, 12 th-19th century

November 2nd, 2017
In our modern societies and globalized world, the omnipresence of numbers seems a constant...Read the full article

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  • Pauline Lemaigre-Gaffier, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines / DYPAC, plemaigregaffier@gmail.com, France
  • Cheryl S. McWatters, University of Ottawa, mcwatters@telfer.uottawa.ca, Canada

Distinctive and Interlinked: Chinese Money and Finance under Globalization from Historic Perspectives

November 2nd, 2017
Compared with those of western countries,especially Europe,Chinese money and finance has been...Read the full article

Expropriated Peasants. Rural credit, indebtedness and land seizure in the Middle Ages

November 2nd, 2017
A major factor in the development of agricultural capitalism was the disposses¬sion of the...Read the full article

Early-life Conditions and Human Capital Formation

November 2nd, 2017
A simple model of human capability formation predicts that investments at different developmental...Read the full article

A long wave of globalization: maize diffusion in Mediterranean world (XVIth-XVIIIth century)

November 2nd, 2017
The proposed session will examine one of the most important and yet little studied aspects of the...Read the full article

Analyzing Inequality in the Past: New Data and Modern Approaches

November 2nd, 2017
In recent years a number of influential studies on the historical evolution of inequality and its...Read the full article

Crossroads of Globalization: Market-Making in Modern East Asia

November 2nd, 2017
From the mid-1850’s, East Asia was forced to "open" its ports by the Western powers. After the...Read the full article

EXCHANGE RATES, GROWTH AND CONVERGENCE IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

November 2nd, 2017
It is well known that the exchange rate of the currency is crucial for a country’s...Read the full article

Branding through history

November 2nd, 2017
Brands and the branding process evolved over time and across categories (products, sectors, areas)...Read the full article

DE-GLOBALISATION IN REGIONAL CONTEXT: THE CASE OF EAST CENTRAL EUROPE

November 2nd, 2017
Since Keynes’ famous pamphlet it is a commonplace in the economic history that the Great War of...Read the full article

Entrepreneurs and their Endeavours from 1300 to 1900: Innovations in Products, Processes and Markets

November 2nd, 2017
Entrepreneurs are an important source of innovation because they possess the ability both to...Read the full article

Enterprise Forms in Late-Industrializing Countries

November 2nd, 2017
A firm’s legal form of organization determines who controls the firm, who owns the firm’s...Read the full article

Financial centers, agents and transactions on the long run. Towards a multidimensional approach and tools of analysis

November 2nd, 2017
This panel aims at investigating the topological, organizational and sociological dimensions of the...Read the full article

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  • Elisa Grandi, Paris School of Economics, elisa.grandi@psemail.eu, Italy
  • Paul Lagneau-Ymonet, Paris-Dauphine, PSL Research University, IRISSO, paul.lagneau-ymonet@dauphine.fr, France

Classifying the merchandises of the waves of globalisation (17th-20th century)

November 2nd, 2017
Research in international trade has moved to phenomena on the sector, product, firm or even plant...Read the full article

Big Business and Corporate Governance in 20th-century India

November 2nd, 2017
In the 1960s, several government committees were set up in India to examine the concentration of...Read the full article

Colonial Administrators, Public Investments and Long-Term Development in Africa

November 2nd, 2017
The papers in this session examine colonial leaders/administrators and investments in Africa in...Read the full article

Banks and Capital Markets: Engines of Growth or Societal Destabilizers?

November 2nd, 2017
By the 1990s economists had reached a consensus about the relationship between finance and growth:...Read the full article

Competition and Complementarity between International Financial Centres on the Waves of Globalization from Historical and Network Perspectives

November 2nd, 2017
The waves of globalization and international finance are tightly interconnected. Sometimes...Read the full article

Inequality in the Global South: trends, drivers and mechanisms

November 2nd, 2017
In recent years the study of inequality has received a revival of interest, of which Thomas...Read the full article

Centennial Enterprises as Sources of Innovation in Emerging Economies

November 2nd, 2017
Many less-developed countries and emerging economies have long-established enterprises. They were...Read the full article

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  • Denggao LONG, Tsinghua University, yiw14@mails.tsinghua.edu.cn, China
  • Pierre van der Eng, Australian National University, Pierre.VanDerEng@anu.edu.au, Australia

Colonial financial markets in the long 18th century: a source of underdevelopment?

November 2nd, 2017
The underdevelopment of financial markets in today’s developing countries probably has its roots...Read the full article

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  • Christie C Swanepoel, University of Western Cape, cswanepoel@uwc.ac.za, South Africa
  • Alberto HA Feenstra, University of Amsterdam, H.A.Feenstra@uva.nl, Netherlands
  • Farley F Grubb, University of Delaware, grubbf@udel.edu , United States

Communications and Globalization since 1850: Nations, Empires, Firms

November 2nd, 2017
The commercialization of the Internet has prompted an outpouring of creative scholarship on...Read the full article

Conversion out of Poverty? Religion and Development in a Long-run Global Perspective

November 2nd, 2017
Economists and sociologists have long debated the role of religion in social and economic...Read the full article

British Imperialism and Globalization, 1650-1960

November 2nd, 2017
The defining characteristics of the current global economy are integration and hierarchy. The...Read the full article

Accounting for growth in global economic history

November 2nd, 2017
Growth accounting is as old as modern growth theory. Building on the seminal work of Copeland...Read the full article

The Causes and Consequences of Historic Differences in Cultural Values

November 2nd, 2017
Presenters Martin Fiszbein (Boston University): “Cultural Persistence: The History and Legacy...Read the full article

Ethno-linguistic diversity and economic development in history

June 30th, 2017
Ethno-religious diversity has the potential to affect long term development through a variety of...Read the full article

Building a Global History of Economic Divergence

November 29th, 2016
This panel will reexamine 18th and 19th Century global economic divergence—which led to the...Read the full article

Beyond GDP. Sustainable and unsustainable development in the long run.

November 29th, 2016
Over the past quarter-century, Genuine Savings (GS) –or Adjusted Net Savings (ANS)– has emerged...Read the full article

Multinationals and the Transformation of the World Economy’

November 29th, 2016
The purpose of this session is to address the gap in the literature on our understanding of the...Read the full article

Living standards in the Mediterranean Basin: A long-run view

November 29th, 2016
Please note: the session is closed! The purpose of this session is to bring together scholars...Read the full article

China’s Economic Performance and Real Data,1600-2010

November 29th, 2016
The Period of 1600 to 2010 is an important one regarding some fundamental changes in economic...Read the full article

The Development of Wellbeing in History: Metrics and Mechanisms

November 29th, 2016
At the heart of economic history is the question how human wellbeing has evolved throughout time....Read the full article

Auctions and their historical contexts around the globe since 1700

November 29th, 2016
Abstract: Auctions have been used around the globe since time immemorial to trade a great variety...Read the full article

Popularizing Fabrics and Clothing, 17th to 19th centuries: Materiality, Value Formation and Technology.

November 29th, 2016
This session aims to explore the manufacture and circulation of cheaper, lighter-weight fabrics and...Read the full article

Globalisation and the department store: global-local hybridity, c.1900-2000

November 29th, 2016
Retailing traditionally has been regarded as a localised commercial sector, compared with the...Read the full article

Trade and Long-Term Development: Evidence from Three Millennia of Data

November 29th, 2016
Openness to trade has the potential to affect the long term development of regions through a...Read the full article

International Cartels in the 19th and 20th century: National Perspectives

November 29th, 2016
International cartel agreements have been observed in many international markets and countries. In...Read the full article

Water use and the urban environment under pressure: lessons from history.

November 29th, 2016
Historically, the availability of adequate water supplies, and the development of effective water...Read the full article

The First Global Age: Asian Perspectives, 1500-1800

November 29th, 2016
The three centuries of what has variously been termed the ‘early modern period’, the ‘age of...Read the full article

The commercial and industrial activities of central banks, 1914-2014

November 29th, 2016
This panel will examine some hitherto neglected aspects of the evolution of central banking from a...Read the full article

Global Imbalances and the Burden of Adjustment in Historical Perspective

November 29th, 2016
At the Bretton Woods meeting in 1944 to design the international monetary system, the United States...Read the full article

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  • Catherine R Schenk, University of Oxford, catherine.schenk@history.ox.ac.uk,
  • Atish Ghosh, International Monetary Fund, agosh@imf.org,

The logistics of globalisation in pre- and early industrial times

November 29th, 2016
The long-term process of globalisation, or in other words: the time during which the world was...Read the full article

The Long-Run Economic Consequences of Culture and Institutions

November 29th, 2016
Presenters Nathan Nunn (Harvard University). “Cultural Evolution and Long-Term Economic...Read the full article

The Economic Causes and Consequences of the Size of States

November 29th, 2016
Presenters Philip Hoffman (Cal Tech). “State Size and the Evolution of Fiscal Capacity in...Read the full article

Europe and Slavery. Estimating the share of slave-based activities in European economies, 1500-1850

November 29th, 2016
Europe and Slavery. Estimating the share of slave-based activities in European economies,...Read the full article

Transnational business encounters in the twentieth century: informal company networks, cartels and business interest associations compared

November 29th, 2016
“People of the same trade seldom meet together,” wrote Adam Smith in 1776, “Even for...Read the full article

Women’s early life conditions and later-life outcomes

November 29th, 2016
Social, economic and environmental experiences in early life can have large and lasting effects on...Read the full article

The big data revolution in economic history

November 29th, 2016
Economic history has always been a strongly data-oriented field of research. As such, the big data...Read the full article

African Women at Work in Historical Perspective: New Methods for the study of Female Inequality in Economic Participation, 1800-2000

November 29th, 2016
Following the 4th World Conference on Women and the establishment of the Beijing Platform for...Read the full article

Contrasting Development Paths in Latin America and Scandinavia: What Can We Learn?

November 29th, 2016
This session aims to compare the stark different development pathways that countries in Latin...Read the full article

Weaving Webs of Connections: The Roles of Information and Communication Services during Waves of Globalisation.

November 29th, 2016
Information flows underlie the process of globalization. The successful movements of labour, goods,...Read the full article

International credit and institutional transfers in the long 19th century

November 29th, 2016
Our aim in this session is to analyse in a comparative way the transfer of economic and political...Read the full article

Growth and business cycle stability: lessons from economic history

November 29th, 2016
In the last decades, economic historians have been developing long-run data which permits testing...Read the full article

Inferring behaviors and standards of living from household budget data

November 29th, 2016
Throughout history governments and others have been interested in learning more about the welfare...Read the full article

Labor, Technology, and Institutions in Global Commodity Chains: 16th-19th Centuries

November 29th, 2016
This panel aims to put scholars working on different commodities in conversation and explore...Read the full article

Resilience in regional economic systems

November 29th, 2016
Regional dimensions have a lot to offer in our historical understanding of how agents coped with...Read the full article

The Debt Crisis of the 1980s, Banking, and the Private Sector in Latin America

November 29th, 2016
This session aims to take advantage of the growing availability of archives, including those of the...Read the full article

Between Gold and Silver: Asia in the Age of Two Standards, 1873–1935

November 29th, 2016
Research on the monetary and financial history of modern Asia has surged in recent years, and the...Read the full article

“The Colors of Early Globalization: American Dyes and the International Economy, 16th-19h centuries”

November 29th, 2016
The comparative history of the international trade in American natural dyes during the sixteenth to...Read the full article

Long-Run Real Estate Markets: New measurements, new insights

November 29th, 2016
Real estate is central both to macroeconomic fluctuations, underscored by the Great Recession...Read the full article

LIVESTOCK ECONOMY IN THE AMERICAS: A TRANSNATIONAL FRAMEWORK

November 29th, 2016
In the early 1970s, U.S. historian Manuel Machado Jr. published an article outlining an ambitious...Read the full article

Banking before banks: financial markets, intermediaries and networks in a global historical perspective

November 29th, 2016
BANKING BEFORE BANKS: FINANCIAL MARKETS, INTERMEDIARIES AND NETWORKS IN A GLOBAL HISTORICAL...Read the full article

THE ECONOMY OF ADORNMENT: CLOTHING CULTURES AND CONTACT ZONES IN THE FIRST GLOBAL AGE, 1500s-1800s

November 29th, 2016
Contact zones multiplied after 1500, encounters mediated visible through dress. European travellers...Read the full article

Agricultural efficiency in the great specialization

November 29th, 2016
The story of the first era of globalization ca. 1870-1913 is also one of increased specialization...Read the full article

Government and the Economy

November 29th, 2016
Stability of government is a key feature of successful economies, whereas instability leads to...Read the full article

Multiple Futures for Business History: Building on Recent Debates and Suggestions

November 29th, 2016
The purpose of this session is to take stock of the recent debates about the future(s) of business...Read the full article

Passage to Panama: Nation States, Taxation and Multinational Enterprise in the Twentieth Century

November 29th, 2016
Taxation, a foundation stone of nation states and modern democracy, has also been a fulcrum where...Read the full article

The Variety of Exchange and the Character of Money

November 29th, 2016
No one would deny that money is a means of exchange. However, historically, exchanges between...Read the full article

The Euromarket and the origins of the financial globalisation, 1957~1973

November 29th, 2016
The late twentieth century witnessed the re-emergence of global finance that transcended...Read the full article

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  • Martin Daunton, University of Cambridge, mjd42@cam.ac.uk,
  • Youssef Cassis, European University Institute, youssef.cassis@eui.eu,
  • Edoardo Altamura, University of Geneva, edoardo.altamura@unige.ch,
  • Seung Woo Kim, University of Cambridge, swk26@cam.ac.uk,

Trade Policy and Diverse Paths of Globalization: Tariffs, Market Integration, and Political Economy in Europe, America, and Asia, 1870-1939

November 29th, 2016
Building on growing bodies of scholarship—ranging from cliometrics based on the “new-new trade...Read the full article

Development Under Dictatorship?  – Revisiting economic development under authoritarian regimes in the periphery

November 29th, 2016
The role of the state in economic development is contested. New research on the developmental state...Read the full article

From mining to currency and money markets in the early modern Atlantic: Digital approaches and new perspectives

November 29th, 2016
Early modern Atlantic trade marked a key stage in the globalisation process. Precious metals...Read the full article

Multiple payment systems in globalizing economies

November 29th, 2016
Economists and economic historians are discovering the workings of multiple payment systems that...Read the full article

Capitalism’s transformation in the 20th century: the disintegration and differentiation of global value-chains.

November 29th, 2016
The 20th century saw a far reaching and lasting transformation of capitalist production processes:...Read the full article

Changing female labor force participation in Europe and Asia

November 29th, 2016
By now it is clear that the female participation rates differ significantly both across countries...Read the full article

New Approaches in African Agricultural and Rural History

November 29th, 2016
In recent years there has been a significant increase in longitudinal studies of state capacity,...Read the full article

Crops, Food, and Environmental Transformations Across Time and Space

November 29th, 2016
The ‘waves of globalization’ that form the theme of this iteration of the World Economic...Read the full article

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: MULTILATERAL INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT BANKS SINCE WORLD WAR II

November 29th, 2016
The evolution of financial markets and international banking institutions has been considered a key...Read the full article

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  • Daniel Díaz Fuentes , University of Cantabria, daniel.diaz@unican.es,
  • Judith Clifton, University of Cantabria, judith.clifton@unican.es,
  • David Howarth, University of Luxembourg, david.howarth@uni.lu,

Indigenous people in economic history

November 29th, 2016
Economic history of the developing world has undergone an impressive revitalization over the past...Read the full article

Health inequalities and urbanization, 17th-20th centuries

November 29th, 2016
Once deadly places existing only through a constant influx of (more or less) healthy migrants,...Read the full article

The Economic Policies of Military and Naval Resource Mobilization: Imperial Spain and the Wider Atlantic World in the Long Eighteenth Century

November 29th, 2016
The subject of this panel is the relationship between the material demands of warfare and the...Read the full article

The Webs of Shadow. Financial networks during the First Globalization

November 29th, 2016
Networks were crucial in the first wave of globalization (1870-1913). The conquest of distance was...Read the full article

Re-evaluating the Pre-industrial European Warfare State

November 29th, 2016
Philip T. Hoffman’s new book, Why Did Europe Conquer the World (Princeton: Princeton University...Read the full article

Behind the Iron Curtain: Waves of Globalization in Historiography of Economic History

November 29th, 2016
This session offers a systematic exploration of the relationship between the Western and Eastern...Read the full article

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  • Antonie Doležalová, Robinson College, Cambridge University & Charles University, Prague, antonie.dolezalova@gmail.com, Czech Republic

The atomic business: Industrial, financial and economic issues of the development of nuclear power over the 20th century

November 29th, 2016
Nuclear power plants rank among the largest export transactions in world commerce. For most of the...Read the full article

The transport economy before the coming of the railways

November 29th, 2016
The recent wave of deregulations in transportation has caused a reconsideration of the features of...Read the full article

“Growing Public” in Africa: State-building and Living Standards.

November 29th, 2016
In recent years, the renaissance of African economic history has generated various new research...Read the full article

Recovering from large scale crisis: strategies, patterns and outcomes, 19th-21st centuries

November 29th, 2016
The intensity of a crisis can be measured either by the extent of the fall from peak to through or...Read the full article

The Memory of Financial Crises across the Waves of Globalisation

November 29th, 2016
It is usually assumed that financial markets have a short memory: crises are quickly forgotten and...Read the full article

Women’s economic position in a globalising world

November 29th, 2016
There is a substantial body of research into the link between the position of women and economic...Read the full article

Commerce, Finance and Exchange in Eurasia: Institutions, treaties and contracts, 1500-1900

November 29th, 2016
As home to the rising European merchant empires in the West and central states such as the Ottoman,...Read the full article

Coping with crisis: labor market, public policies and household economy. A comparative perspective on unequally industrialized regions from the mid-18th century to the interwar period (Mediterranean Europe, Central and Southern America)

November 29th, 2016
Recent economic historiography completely reframed the narrative of the macroeconomic causes of...Read the full article

Globalization and Inequality: the importance of nominal income series for understanding long term global development

November 29th, 2016
Efforts to chart global economic development and increase our understanding of why some countries...Read the full article

Agriculture and large-scale crises in the industrial world. 1929, a paradigmatic model for agricultural crises in the modern economy

November 29th, 2016
Nowadays the agricultural sector does not appear to have the prominent position that it held in...Read the full article

Consumers and retailers in the countryside – Europe/North America, 18th to mid 20th century

November 29th, 2016
The history of consumption is by now a well-established field – but one that has privileged...Read the full article

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  • Béatrice Craig , University of Ottawa/department of history, bcraig@uottawa.ca, Canada
  • Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University, jstobart@mmu.ac.uk, UK
  • Corinne Marache , Department of History-University of Bordeaux-Montaigne, corinne.marache@u-bordeaux-montaigne.fr, Fr
  • Galina Ulianova, Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, galina.ulianova@gmail.com, Russia

Global contacts, Numeracy and Human Capital: The effects of Trade and Migration

November 29th, 2016
This session will discuss the important effects of global contacts on human capital formation....Read the full article

AT THE ORIGINS OF WELFARE: INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTICES OF SOCIAL ASSISTANCE IN EUROPE (14TH – 19TH CENTURIES)

November 29th, 2016
The wide phenomenology of Medieval poor relief provisions has long been perceived as religiously...Read the full article

Energy efficiency, economic growth and environment

November 29th, 2016
Energy efficiency is a key concern for both industry and policy-makers. In the last decades, it has...Read the full article

Comparative Historical Analysis of Occupational Structure and Urbanization Across Sub-Saharan Africa

November 29th, 2016
Until now there has been no systematic investigation of the history of occupational structures in...Read the full article

Business History in the Age of Modern Globalization

November 29th, 2016
For the first time, we can really talk about business history around the WORLD because the focus of...Read the full article

Critical moments in the development of modern monetary systems: Crises, money doctors and reforms

June 2nd, 2016
Modern monetary systems with a single unit of account associated with a single issuing entity (a...Read the full article