CEPR-NYUAD Workshop on: ECONOMIC HISTORY

CEPR-NYUAD Workshop on:
ECONOMIC HISTORY
 
27-29 February 2020, Abu Dhabi

 

New York University Abu Dhabi
 Room A6-004

The conference aims to bring together scholars who seek to explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The emphasis will be on issues of interdisciplinary concern, including the causes and consequences of institutional development, technology and economic growth, trade and globalisation, and global economic divergence.

 

Day 1. Thursday February 27

8:15                Bus departure from Crowne Plaza

8:45-9:00        Welcome and Introduction

9:00-9:55       Paper 1

Fighting for Growth: Labor Shortages and Directed Technical Change During the British Industrial Revolution
Joachim Voth (University of Zurich)

10:00-10:55   Paper 2

Day Wages and their Discontents: the Role of Underemployment in the Industrial Revolution
Jacob Weisdorf (Sapienza University of Rome and CEPR)

11:00-11.30    Coffee Break

11:30-12:25   Paper 3

Income and its Distribution in Moscow Governorate at the Turn of the 19th Century
Elena Korchmina (NYUAD)

12:30-13:30    Lunch

13:30-14:25    Paper 4

Winners and Losers from Enclosure: Evidence from Danish Land Inequality 1682-1895
Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark and CEPR)

14:30-15:25    Paper 5

The Demographic Effects of a Colonial Institution: Forced Cultivation and Mortality in Java, 1830-1880
Pim de Zwart (Wageningen University and CEPR)

15:30-16:00    Coffee Break

16:00-16:55    Paper 6

The Role of Temperature Stress and Drought on the Diffusion of Hybrid Corn Seed Technology, 1933-1955
Keith Meyers (University of Southern Denmark)

17:00               Bus departure from NYUAD (Welcome Center) to Crowne Plaza

19:00               Optional Dinner
Cho Gao (Crowne Plaza)

 

Day 2. Friday February 28

 

8:15                 Bus departure from Crowne Plaza

9:00-9:55        Paper 1

Ideological Entrepreneurs, Complex Diffusion, and the Spread of Radical Innovations
Sascha O. Becker (Monash University/University of Warwick and CEPR)

10:00-10:55    Paper 2

The Research University, Invention, and Industry: Evidence from German History
Jeremiah Dittmar (London School of Economics and CEPR)

11:00-11.30    Coffee Break

11:30-12:25    Paper 3

Artisanal Skills, Watchmaking, and the Industrial Revolution: Prescot and Beyond
Cormac Ó Gráda (University College London)

12:30-13:30    Lunch

13:30-14:25    Paper 4

Ideology and Human Capital: How Imperial China was Democratized
James Kung (The University of Hong Kong)

14:30-15:25    Paper 5

Monarchs, Institutions, and the East Indies Trade
Dan Bogart (UC Irvine)

15:30               Bus departure from NYUAD (Welcome Center) to Crowne Plaza
                        via Louvre Abu Dhabi

 

Free evening to explore Abu Dhabi

 

 

Day 3. Saturday February 29

 

9:00-9:25        Paper 1

The Effect of Fertility on Mothers’ Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries
Rajeev Dehejia (NYU)

10:00-10.55    Paper 2

Demographic Shocks and Women’s Labour Force Participation: Evidence from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in India
Bishnupriya Gupta (University of Warwick and CEPR)

11:00-11.30    Coffee Break

11:30-12:25    Paper 3

The Effect of the Second World War on Japanese Children’s Growth
Eric Schneider (London School of Economics and CEPR)

12:30-13:30    Lunch

13:30-14:25    Paper 4

Accounting for the Great Divergence: Measurement and Explanation
Steve Broadberry (Oxford and CEPR)

14:30-15:25    Paper 5

Early Investments in State Capacity and Long-run Social Capital Formation: Evidence from the US Postal Network
Jeffrey Jensen (NYUAD)

15:30-16:00    Coffee Break

16:00-16:55    Paper 6

Elite Violence and Elite Numeracy in Africa from 1400 CE to 1900 CE
Joerg Baten (University of Tübingen and CEPR)

17:15               Taxis from NYUAD Welcome Center to St. Regis Saadiyat

18:30               Conference Dinner
                       
Sontaya Restaurant, St. Regis Saadiyat

21:00               Bus departure from St. Regis Saadiyat to Crowne Plaza