The aim of the new Economic History programme is to make CEPR the focal point for cliometric research in Europe. It aims to promote comparative and pan-European economic history, moving away from disjointed national histories. It seeks to improve our statistical knowledge of the European past. And it seeks to promote economic history which is "presentist", using the past to illuminate current debates on macroeconomic policy, economic growth, globalization, and other pressing policy issues. The EH symposium, the annual event of the EH programme, aims to bring together leading researchers in the field. Topics of discussion include but are not limited to economic growth in the very long run, institutions and economic development, the history of the international economy, macroeconomic and financial history.