CEPR-NYUAD Workshop On Economic Divergence And Convergence In History


 
ECONOMIC DIVERGENCE AND CONVERGENCE IN HISTORY

Programme
 
23-25 February 2018, Abu Dhabi

 

Friday 23 February

 

8.30AM Bus departure from Crown Plaza hotel to NYUAD

8.45-9.00: Welcome and Introduction

9.00-10.00: Paper 1
Trade, Technology, and the Great Divergence -  Ahmed Rahman* (United States Naval Academy), Kevin O’Rourke (University of Oxford, NBER and CEPR) and Alan Taylor (University of California, Davis, NBER and CEPR)

10.00-11.00: Paper 2
Navigation, World Trade and the Chronometer - Alessandro Iaria (University of Bristol), Martina Miotto* (University of Warwick) and Luigi Pascali (Pompeu Fabra University and CEPR) 

11.00-11.30: Tea and Coffee

11.30-12.30: Paper 3
Canals and Orchards: The Impact of Transport Network Expansion on Agricultural Productivity in 19th Century Bangkok - Thanyaporn Chankrajang (Chulalongkorn University) and Jessica Vechbanyongratana* (Chulalongkorn University)

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.30: Paper 4
Why are the forests of Borneo still so beautiful? State, market and livelihood sovereignty under Chartered Company rule - Shinobu Majima* (Gakushuin University) and Imelda Tambayang (University Sabah)

14.30-15.30: Paper 5
The impact of ethnic segregation on schooling outcomes in Mandate Palestine - Laura Panza* (The University of Melbourne)

15.30-16.00: Tea and Coffee

16.00-17.00: Paper 6
Girl-power Generates Superstars in Long-term Development: Female Autonomy and Human Capital Formation in Early Modern Europe - Joerg Baten* (University of Tuebingen, CESifo and CEPR) and Sandra de Pleijt (University of Oxford)

17:30 Bus departure form NYUAD Welcome Center to Crown plaza

19.00: Dinner - Optional: at Crown Plaza Hotel, Cho Gao restaurant

Saturday 24 February

 

8.30AM: Bus departure from Crown Plaza hotel to NYUAD

9.00-10.00: Paper 7
A Tale of Two Transitions: The European Growth Experience, 1270-1900 - Sandra de Pleijt* (University of Oxford) and Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht University and CEPR)

10.00-11.00 Paper 8
Monetary Capacity - Roberto Bonfatti (University of Padua and Uniersity of Nottingham), K. Kivanc Karaman (Bogazici University) and Nuno Palma* (University of Manchester and CEPR)

11.00-11.30: Tea and Coffee

11.30-12.30: Paper 9

A Tale of Two Regimes: Educational Achievement and Institutions in Portugal, 1910 – 1950
Nuno Palma (University of Manchester and CEPR) and Jaime Reis* (ICS, University of Lisbon)

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30: Paper 10
Legacies of indirect rule? Native authority spending and local economic development in
British Africa - Jutta Bolt* (Lund University, University of Groningen and CEPR) and Leigh Gardner (London School of Economics and Stellenbosch University)

14.30-15.30: Paper 11
Community Origins of Industrial Investment: Evidence from India - Bishnupriya Gupta* (University of Warwick and CEPR), Dilip Mookherjee (Boston University and CEPR) and Kaivan Munshi (Cambridge University and CEPR)

15.30-16.00: Tea and Coffee

16.00-17.00: Paper 12
Capital and Economic Growth in Britain, 1270-1870 - Stephen Broadberry* (University of Oxford and CEPR) and Sandra de Pleijt (University of Oxford)

17.00: Louvre Tour

Bus will collect guests outside the Welcome Center, NYUAD

19:00: Optional: Bus departure from Louvre to Crown Plaza hotel

Sunday 25 February

 

8.30AM: Bus departure from Crown Plaza hotel to NYUAD

9.00-10.00: Paper 13
The puzzle of tax compliance in the early nineteenth-century Russia - Elena Korchmina* (NYUAD)

10.00-11.00: Paper 14
Warfare, State Capacity, and the Rise of Democratic Institutions - Sascha Becker (University of Warwick and Center for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) and CEPR), Andreas Ferrara* (University of Warwick), Eric Melander (University of Warwick and Center for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE))  Luigi Pascali (Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Center for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) and CEPR) 

11.00-11.30: Tea and Coffee

11.30-12.30: Paper 15
The Impact of World War II on the Growth of U.S. Potential Output  - Alexander J. Field* (Santa Clara University)

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.30-14.30: Paper 16
The Introduction of Serfdom and Labor Markets - Peter Sandholt Jensen (University of Southern Denmark), Cristina Victoria Radu (University of Southern Denmark), Battista Severgnini (Copenhagen Business School), Paul Sharp* (University of Southern Denmark, CAGE and CEPR) 

14.30-15.30: Paper 17
The Great Divergence in European Real Wages Revisited - Jacob Weisdorf* (University of Southern Denmark and CEPR) and Mauro Rota (Sapienza University of Rome)

15.30-16.00: Tea and Coffee

16.00-17.00: Paper 18
Economic Convergence in the Nordic Societies in the Long Run: Europe and Other Comparative Mirrors - Jari Eloranta* (Appalachian State University), Jari Ojala (University of Jyväskylä), Jaakko Pehkonen (University of Jyväskylä) and Lars Christian Bruno (BI Norwegian Business School)

17.15: Bus departure from NYUAD (Welcome Center) to St Regis Hotel Saadiyat

18.00: Dinner Sontaya Restaurant

20.00: Optional: Bus departure from St Regis Hotel to Crown Plaza hotel

* indicates presenting author

Organisers

Bob Allen (NYU-Abu Dhabi and CEPR) and Steve Broadberry (Nuffield College, Oxford University and CEPR).