Programme

Fifth CEPR Economic History Symposium

London

Generously supported by the Bank of England

22-23 June 2017

Programme (Pdf)

 

Thursday 22 June

9:15-9:30

Welcome and Introduction

SESSION 1: LENDER OF LAST RESORT

09:30-10:15

Economic Crises and the Eligibility for the Lender of Last Resort: Evidence from Nineteenth Century France
Vincent Bignon and Clemens Jobst*

10:15-11:00

The Bank of England as Lender of Last Resort: New historical evidence from long-run, high-frequency archival data
Mike Anson, David Bholat, Miao Kang and Ryland Thomas*

11:00-11:30

Tea and Coffee

SESSION 2: BALANCE OF PAYMENTS ADJUSTMENT

11:30-12:15

Trade Imbalances or Specie Arbitrage? Anglo-Asian Bullion Flows in the Early Modern Period, 1664-1811
Pilar Nogues-Marco*

12:15-13:00

When do fixed exchange rates work? Evidence from the Gold Standard
Yao Chen and Felix Ward*

13:00-14:00

Lunch

SESSION 3: INSTITUTIONS AND POLICY

14:00-14:45

Bank Capital Redux
Oscar Jorda, Bjoern Richter*, Moritz Schularick and Alan Taylor 

14:45-15:30

Logrolling for Private Interest: British MPs during the Railway Mania of 1845
Rui Esteves* and Gabriel Mesevage

15:30-16:15

Uncertainty and Hyperinflation: European Inflation Dynamics after World War I
Kris Mitchener* and Jose A. Lopez

16:15-16:45

Tea and Coffee

SESSION 4: POPULATION AND REAL WAGES

16:45-17:30

Disease and Demographic Development: The Legacy of the Black Death
Fabian Siuda and Uwe Sunde*

17:30-18:15

'Unreal Wages? Real Income and Economic Growth in England, 1260-1850
Jane Humphries and Jacob Weisdorf*

19:00

Dinner

Friday 23 June

SESSION 5: INNOVATION AND GROWTH

9:00-9:45

Innovation, Localized Knowledge Spillovers and the British Industrial Revolution, 1700-1850
Ugo Gragnolati and Alessandro Nuvolari*

9:45-10:30

Time for Growth
Lars Boerner* and Battista Severgnini

10:30-11:00

Tea and Coffee

SESSION 6: ASSET MARKETS

11:00-11:45

The Dawes Bonds: Selective Default and International Trade
Olivier Accominotti, Kim Oosterlinck* and Philipp Kessler

11:45-12:30

Beresford’s Revenge: British Equity Holdings in Latin America, 1869-1929
Richard Grossman*

12:30-13:30

Lunch

SESSION 7: HUMAN CAPITAL

13:30-14:15

Escaping Europe: Health and Human Capital of Holocaust Refugees
Matthias Blum and Claudia Rei*

14:15-15:00

Disease and child growth in industrialising Japan: assessing instantaneous changes in growth and changes in the growth pattern, 1911-39
Kota Ogasawara and Eric Schneider*

15:00-15:30

Tea and Coffee

SESSION 8: LAND USE

15:30-16:15

Cereals, Appropriability and Hierarchy
Joram Mayshar, Omer Moav, Zvika Neeman and Luigi Pascali*

16:15-17:00

What Drove the Integration of Real Estate Markets during the Spanish Urban Transition?
Juan Carmona, Markus Lampe and Joan Roses*

* Indicates presenter in the case of multi-authored papers