Sixth CEPR Economic History Symposium

Sixth CEPR Economic History Symposium

Rome, 22-24 June 2018

Programme

Friday 22 June

12:30-13.45       

Light Brunch and Registration

13:45-14.00

Welcome and Introduction

SESSION 1: MONETARY POLICY

14.00-14.40

Could a large-scale asset purchase programme have mitigated the Great Depression?

Garo Garabedian and Rebecca Stuart*

14.40-15.20

The Causal Effect of Countercyclical Monetary Policy: Evidence from the Classical Gold Standard (Presentation)

Kris Mitchener

15.20-15.50

Tea and Coffee

SESSION 2: CENTRAL BANKING

15.50-16.30

Monetary Policy and Counterparty Risk Management at Banque de France in late 19th Century

Maylis Avaro and Vincent Bignon*

16.30-17.10

Frosted Glass or Raised Eyebrow? Credit Rationing & the Bank of England's Discount Window Policies during the Crisis of 1847

Ryland Thomas and Kilian Rieder*

17.10-17.50

Managing moral hazard in last resort lending: credit limits as "contingent rules" at the Austro-Hungarian Bank (Presentation)

Clemens Jobst* and Kilian Rieder

17.50-18.20

GENERAL DISCUSSION

20.00

Dinner at Ristorante L’Archeologia ​

Please note that a shuttle will be organised to/from the restaurant.

Saturday 23 June

SESSION 3: INCOME DISTRIBUTION

9.00-9.45

Inequality in Europe in a long term perspective (14th-19th century): evidence from real wages

Giovanni Federico

9.45-10.30

Tax administration and compliance: evidence from medieval Paris (Presentation)

Al Slivinski and Nathan Sussman*

10.30-11.00

Tea and Coffee

SESSION 4: HUMAN CAPITAL

11.00-11.45

Perfect Mechanics: Artisan Skill and the Origins of the Industrial Revolution

Morgan Kelly*, Joel Mokyr and Cormac Ó Gráda

11.45-12.30

Human Capital Formation During the First Industrial Revolution: Evidence from the Use of Steam Engines

Alexandra M. de Pleijt, Alessandro Nuvolari and Jacob Weisdorf*

12.30-13.15

Knowledge Elites and Modernization: Evidence from Revolutionary France

Mara Squicciarini* and Nico Voigtländer

13.15-14.15

Lunch

SESSION 5: CAPITAL MARKETS

14.15-15.00

The Rate of Return on Everything

Óscar Jordá, Katharine Knoll, Dmitry Kuvshinov, Moritz Schularick* and Alan M. Taylor

15.00-15.45

Capital Markets and Grain Prices: Assessing the Storage Cost Approach

Wolfgang Keller*, Carol H. Shiue and Xin Wang

15.45-16.15

Tea and Coffee

SESSION 6: WELL-BEING AND DEMOGRAPHY

16.15-17.00

Delinking Economic Growth and the Increase in Well-Being (Presentation)

Auke Rijpma and Jan Luiten van Zanden*

17.00-17.45

The price of demography

Federico Barbiellini Amidei*, M. Gomellini and P. Piselli

17.45-18.30

Gold and Trade: An empirical simulation approach

Rui Esteves* and Florian Ploeckl

Sunday 24 June

SESSION 7: FINANCIAL CRISES

9.30-10.15

Rumors and Runs in Opaque Markets: Evidence from the Panic of 1907

Caroline Fohlin*, Thomas Gehrig and Marlene Haas

10.15-11.00

Historical Patterns of Inequality and Productivity around Financial Crises

Pascal Paul

11.00-11.30

Tea and Coffee

SESSION 8: REGIME CHANGES

11.30-12.15

Monetary Policy Regime Changes-Political Economy and Distributional Effects

Pamfili Antipa

12.15-13.30

Lunch 

* Indicates presenter in the case of multi-authored papers