EH Symposium 2015 - Programme

Third CEPR Economic History Symposium


Generously supported by Norges Bank

19-20 June 2015

Programme (pdf)

Friday 19 June


Registration and Welcome

SESSION 1 – Banking

08.30 – 09.15

The Long Journey of Bank Competition: New Evidence on Italy from 1890 to 2013
Francesco Vercelli (Banca d’Italia) with Riccardo De Bonis and Giuseppe Marinelli

09.15 – 10.00

Global Banking and the International Transmission of the 1931 Financial Crisis
Olivier Accominotti (London School of Economics)

10.00 – 10.45

Taking the Lord's Name in Vain: The Impact of Connected Directors on 19th century British Banks
Richard Grossman (Wesleyan University) with Masami Imai

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee Break

SESSION 2 – Keynote Lecture

11.15 – 12.15

Leviathan Denied: Rules, Organizations, Governments, and Social Dynamics
John Wallis (University of Maryland)

12.15 – 13.15


SESSION 3 – Policy Session

13.15 – 14.00

The Central Bank in the Foreign Debt Food Chain: Evidence from Victorian Britain
Marc Flandreau (The Graduate Institute, Geneva and CEPR)

14.00 – 14.45

1899 and the Christiania crash revisited: Crisis management and the interplay between monetary authorities in Norway over two centuries
Øyvind Eitrheim (Norges Bank) with Lars Fredrik Øksendal

14.45 – 15.15

Coffee Break

SESSION 4 – Financial Market Integration

15.15 – 16.00

Contagion of Fear
Kris Mitchener (Santa Clara University and CEPR) with Gary Richardson

16.00 – 16.45

Market and Regional Segmentation and Risk Premia in the First Era of Financial Globalization
David Chambers (University of Cambridge and CEPR) with Sergei Sarkissian and Michael J. Schill




Guided Tour


Symposium Dinner

Saturday 20 June

SESSION 5 – Financial Market Integration II

08.30 – 09.15

Debasements in Europe and their Causes, 1500-1800
Sevket Pamuk (Bogazici University and CEPR) with Ceyhun Elgin and Kivanc Karaman

09.15 – 10.00

The making of a territorial currency in Spain. Spatial transaction costs and money market integration (1825-1874)
Pilar Nogues-Marco (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) with Alfonso Herranz-Loncán

10.00 – 10.45

Beneath the Gold Points: European Financial Market Integration, 1844-1870
Stefano Ugolini (Université de Toulouse) with Vincent Bignon and  Jinzhao Chen

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee Break

SESSION 6 – Demography

11.15 – 12.00

Stature and Sibship: Evidence from Britain
Timothy Hatton (Australian National University, University of Essex and CEPR)

12.00 – 12.45

Fetal Health Stagnation: Have Health Conditions in Utero Improved in the US and Western and Northern Europe over the past 150 years?
Eric Schneider (University of Sussex)

12.45 – 13.45


SESSION 7 – Housing, Credit and Growth

13.45 – 14.30

No Price Like Home: Global House Prices, 1870-2012
Katharina Knoll (Universität Bonn) with Moritz Schularick and Thomas Steger

14.30 – 15.15

Credit cycles, business cycles and bank holdings of sovereign bonds: historical evidence for Italy 1861-2013
Paolo Piselli (Banca d’Italia) with Silvana Bartoletto, Bruno Chiarini and  Elisabetta Marzano

15.15 – 16.00

Sovereign Debt and Supersanctions in Emerging Markets: Evidence from Four Southeast European Countries, 1878-19131
Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark and CEPR) with Andreea-Alexandra Maerean

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

SESSION 8 – Economic Growth

16.30 – 17.15

British Interwar Protectionism
Kevin O’Rourke (Oxford University and CEPR)

17.15 – 18.00

Lewis Revisited: Tropical Polities Competing on the World Market 1830-1938
Giovanni Federico (Università di Pisa) with Antonio Tena-Junguito

18.00 – 18.30

Meeting of CEPR researchers to discuss future events and funding

Each paper has 45 minutes, speakers have 20-25 minutes for their presentation, followed by general discussion with the floor.


Steve Broadberry (London School of Economics and CEPR)
Øyvind Eitrheim (Norges Bank)
Kevin O’Rourke (Oxford University and CEPR)
Gianni Toniolo (LUISS Guido Carlo and CEPR)

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