The Lewis Lab seeks to advance cutting-edge research on economic growth, political economy of development, and global inequalities from a long-run historical perspective.

We encourage submissions that align with the theme of the conference. To apply, kindly use the following form:

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2024.

You can apply with only a title and abstract, but complete manuscripts have a higher chance to get accepted into the programme. PhD students are encouraged to apply to our Lewis Lab Graduate Student Workshop, which will take place on 17 June and will be advertised separately. Authors of selected papers will be informed on 8 April 2024, while the final programme will be posted on 6 May 2024.

Keynote speakers
Christine A. Desan (Harvard Law School)
Gary W. Cox (Stanford University)
Nuno Garoupa (George Mason University)
Peter Murrell (University of Maryland)

Cost and funding
There will be no conference fee. We have secured funding which will cover catering costs and dinner, as well as travel and accommodation costs for graduate students who do not have funds from their own institutions. Pending on other ongoing funding applications, we may be able to fund additional benefits for those who need this to attend. However, it is unlikely that we will be able to fund full travel and accommodation costs for all participants. Tenured faculty will be expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs.

Conference organisers
Guillaume Blanc, Jordi Caum, and Nuno Palma.

Arthur Lewis Lab Conference #5

Part of the CEPR Economic History programme. With support from the Hallsworth Conference Fund, and the Arthur Lewis Lab forComparative Development, University of Manchester.