New Researcher Paper – Prize Winners

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2024: Northumbria University, 5 – 7 April
Three prizes were awarded to:

NRIIE: Long-Term Effects of Shocks and Interventions
Life-long effects from cash transfers in childhood: The 1938 child allowance reform in Sweden
Louise Cormack (Lund University)

NRIE: Land Reform and Political Economy
Land without masters: Local political competition since the Peruvian Land Reform, 1969-80
Héctor Paredes (Paris School of Economics

NRIB: Gender and Political Action
Breaking boundaries: Women, labour unions and political activism in early 20th-century Germany
Iris Wohnsiedler (Trinity College Dublin)

2023: University of Warwick, 31 March – 2 April
One prize was awarded to:

NRIIG Economic Geography
A perfect storm and the natural endowments of trade-enabling infrastructure
Christian Vedel (University of Southern Denmark)

2022: Robinson College, Cambridge, 1 – 3 April
One prize was awarded to:

NRID Technical Change & Labour
Technological change and labour displacement in historical perspective
Hillary Vipond (London School of Economics)

2021: Virtual Annual Conference, 6 – 9 April
Two prizes were awarded to:

NRIG: Monetary History
Zombie international currency: The Pound Sterling, 1945-72
Maylis Avaro (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

NRID: Poverty and Disasters
A Poor Inquiry: Poverty and living standards in pre-famine Ireland
Áine Doran (Queen’s University Belfast)

2020: Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019: Queen’s University Belfast, 5 – 7 April
Two prizes were awarded to:

NRIIC: Business Outside Europe
War, shortage and Thailand’s industrialisation, 1932-57
Panarat Anamwathana (University of Oxford)

NRIE: India and China
The occupational structure of China 1736-1898 and the great divergence
Cheng Yang (University of Cambridge)

2018: Keele University, 6 – 8 April
One prize was awarded to:

IC: Banking and Financial Markets in the 19th Century
Financial frictions in trade: Evidence from the British Banking Crisis of 1866
Chenzi Xu (Harvard University)

2017: Royal Holloway, University of London, 31 March – 2 April
Three prizes were awarded to:

IIA: Medieval and Early Modern Work
Constructing equality? Women’s wages for physical labour, 1550-1759
Kathryn Gary (Lund University)

ID:  Nineteenth-Century Industry and Business
Risk mitigation and selection under forward contracts: nineteenth-century Indian indentureship
Alexander Persaud (University of Michigan)

IID: Banks in Crisis
A historic(al) run on repo? Repo lending and bank distress during the Austro-Hungarian Gründerkrach of 1873
Kilian Rieder (University of Oxford)

2016: Robinson College, Cambridge, 1 – 3 April
Two prizes were awarded to:

IIB: Industry, Work and Occupations
Sebastien Keibek (University of Cambridge)
The regional and national development of the male occupational structure of England and Wales, 1600-1820

IF:  Business Strategies and Regulation in the Nineteenth Century
Jasper Kunstreich (University of Oxford)
Who had the right to fail? Insolvency regulation in German entrepôts, 1850-70

2015: University of Wolverhampton, 27 – 29 March
One prize was awarded to:

IG: Fiscal Policy
Andrea Papadia (London School of Economics)
Sovereign defaults during the Great Depression: new data, new evidence

2014: University of Warwick, 28 – 30 March
Two prizes were awarded to:

ID: Famine and Migration
Charles Read (University of Cambridge)
Laissez-faire, the Irish Famine, and British financial crisis c.1846-50

IIA: Early Modern Crafts, Wages and Contracts
Judy Stephenson (London School of Economics)
Gilboy revisited: or low(er) wages and the pre-industrial London building craftsman

2013: University of York, 5 – 7 April
Three prizes were awarded to:

IIB: The Household: Debt, Health and Social Insurance
Katharina Gaertner (Free University of Berlin)
Debt and economic recovery: evidence from the US Great Depression

IID: Financial Institutions
Natacha Postel-Vinay (London School of Economics)
What caused Chicago bank failures in the Great Depression? A look at the 1920s

IIB: The Household: Debt, Health and Social Insurance
Eric Schneider (University of Oxford)
Health, gender and the household: children’s growth in the Marcella Street Home, Boston, MA and the Ashford School, London, UK

2012: St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 30 March – 1 April
Three prizes were awarded to:

IIE: Recessions, Crises and Depressions
Divergent responses to recession: ecclesiastical estates in Durham, c.1400-c.1600
Alex Brown (University of Durham)

IE: Money and Finance
Merger waves, stock market bubbles and commodity booms since the First World War
Joseph Francis (London School of Economics)

IB: Politics and the Economy in post-1945 Britain
Farewell to prices and incomes policies: Conservative economic policy-making, 1974-79
Adrian Williamson (University of Cambridge)

2011: Robinson College, Cambridge, 1 – 3 April
Two prizes were awarded to:

IB: Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Sovereign debt integration: how financial markets reacted to Italy’s unification
Stéphanie Collet, Université Libre de Bruxelles/LSE

ID: Pre-Colonial and Post-Colonial History
Military service and human capital accumulation: evidence from colonial Punjab
Oliver Vanden Eynde, LSE

2010: Collingwood College, Durham, 26 – 28 March
One prize was awarded to:

IB: Accountancy, State Formation and Environment before 1550
Between famine and plague: the impact of environmental and institutional crises on nutrition in late-medieval England, c.1300-50
Philip Slavin (Yale University)

2009: University of Warwick, 3 – 5 April
Two prizes were awarded to:

IF: Financial Centres and Bubbles
The railway mania: fundamentals of a bubble
Gareth Campbell (Queen’s University of Belfast)

IIA: Pre-Modern
‘Red herrings and fishy business’: forgery in six medieval English towns
Catherine Casson (University of York)

2008: University of Nottingham,  28 – 30 March
Three prizes were awarded to:

IC: Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Economic fluctuations and the poor: some Lancashire evidence, 1630-80
Jonathan Healey (University of Oxford)

IIA: Business and Finance
The boats that did not sail: evidence on the sources of asset price volatility from an eighteenth century natural experiment
Peter Koudijs (University Pompeu Fabra)

IIE: Economics of the Family
Child labour laws and the end of child labour in the US: evidence from American manufacturing censuses, 1900-20
Juan Manuel Puerta (University Pompeu Fabra)

2007: University of Exeter, 30 March – 1
Three prizes were awarded to:

ID: Overseas Expansion
Challenging the Old Order: exploring the rise of the engineer in commercial shipping in Britain, Germany and France since 1830
Kate Hamblin (University of Exeter)

IIC: Market Efficiency
India and the Great Divergence: assessing the efficiency of grain markets in 18th and 19th century India
Roman Studer (University of Oxford)

IID: Trade
On the origins of the Atlantic Economy: five stylized facts about the American grain invasion of Britain, 1829-1929
Paul Sharp (University of Copenhagen)

2006: University of Reading, 31 March – 2 April 2006
Three prizes were awarded to:

IB: Business
Tracking down Germany’s pre-World War I business cycle: a dynamic factor model for 1820-1913
Martin Uebele & Samad Sarferaz (Humboldt University Berlin)

IIB: Climate and Health
Old habits die hard (sometimes): what can département heterogeneity tell us about the French fertility decline?
Tommy Murphy (University of Oxford)

IIC: Government and Economic Policy
Institutions or factor endowments? – Income taxation in Argentina and Australia
Andrew Mitchell (London School of Economics)

2005: University of Leicester, 8 – 10 April 2005
Three prizes were awarded to:

Winning the local vote: the changing geographies of constituency campaigning in late 19th century British General Elections
Matthew Badcock (University of Central England)

How well did the Stock Exchange treat industry? Evidence from initial public offerings on the London Stock Exchange
David Chambers (London School of Economics)

Women’s wages and earnings inequality during industrialisation
Natalia Mora-Sitja (University of Oxford)