2013 EHS Annual Conference

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The 2013 Annual Conference was held at the University of York, Friday 5 – Sunday 7 April. On site residential accommodation was in student halls of residence.


2013 Conference Booklet


Conference Programme and Papers (where provided)


Friday 5 April 2013

0915-1045 Meeting of Economic History Society Publications Committee (H/G19, Heslington Hall)
1045-1345 Meeting of Economic History Society Council (H/G21, Heslington Hall)
1200-1700 Registration (D/M/003)

1400-1530 New Researchers’ Session I (7 parallel sessions)


IA: Agricultural Resources and Agrarian Development (chair: Richard Smith) (D/L/006)

The heavy plough and the European agricultural revolution of the middle ages: evidence from a historical experiment
Christian Skovsgaard (University of Southern Denmark)

Cottagers, common land and common rights: the local impact of cottage building on common land from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century
James P Bowen (University of Lancaster)

Agrarian change and early industrial development in Staffordshire: the parish of Kingswinford, 1650-1750
Irene Haycock (University of Cambridge)

IB: Technology and Knowledge (chair: Maxine Berg) (D/L/047)

Science at sea: the state and useful knowledge in eighteenth-century Venice
Timothy McEvoy (University of Oxford)

Access to knowledge and the British Industrial Revolution: an empirical analysis
James Dowey (London School of Economics)

Spin off, path dependence and armaments technological development: a case study of Hadfields c.1900-14
Chris Corker (Sheffield Hallam University)

IC: Education and the Economy (chair: Amy Erickson) (D/L/037)

The education gender gap: evidence following the Italian Unification, 1861-1901
Monica Bozzano (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

Escaping from a human capital trap? Italy’s regions and the move to centralized primary schooling, 1861-1936
Gabriele Cappelli (European University Institute)

ID: Money and Monetary Policy (chair: Debin Ma) (D/104)

Monetary history: an alternative to quantity theory
Anthony Hotson (University of Oxford)

Inflationary finance or austerity measures déjà-vu? Government finance, market adjustment, and the currency crisis of early modern China, 1853-61
Xun Yan (London School of Economics)

Britain’s money supply experiment, 1971-73
Duncan Needham (University of Cambridge)

IE: Migration and Demography (chair: Paul Sharp) (D/L/036)

The relationship between the timing of leaving the parental home and migration: evidence from the 1881 census of England and Wales
Joseph Day (University of Cambridge)

Residential exodus from Dublin c.1900: municipal annexation and preferences for local government
Silvi Berger (University College Dublin)

Refugee recognition rates: new source material
Claire Higgins (University of Oxford)

IF: The Pre-Modern Urban Economy (chair: James Davis) (D/056)

City decline in Europe, 800-1800
Igor Zurimendi (University of Oxford)

Community and commerce: the changing economic geography of London, c.1400-c.1550
Justin Colson (University of Exeter)

The economics of multiple guild membership in the southern Low Countries, 1600-1800
Brecht Dewilde (University of Leuven [KU Leuven])

IG: Economic Legislation and Organisation (chair: Albrecht Ritschl) (D/L/002)

The Co-operative Movement and the ‘Irish Question’, 1889-1932
Patrick Doyle (University of Manchester)

Loan guarantee legislation in the Irish Free State 1924-39: legislative plagiarism or economic experiment?
Frank Conlan (National University of Ireland, Galway)

The long (re-)birth of the German Credit Act of 1961
Niels Krieghoff (London School of Economics)


1530-1600 Tea (D/L/033 ,029 and 103)

1600-1730 New Researchers’ Session II (7 parallel sessions)


IIA: Living Standards and Real Wages (chair: James Davis) (D/L/006)

Late medieval consumption in East Anglian market towns
Jo Sear (University of Cambridge)

The bliss of market integration: grain markets at work in the Kingdom of Poland, 1500-1800
Mikolaj Malinowski (Utrecht University)

IIB: The Household: Debt, Health and Social Insurance (chair: Peter Kirby) (D/L/047)

Debt and recovery: evidence from the Great Depression
Katharina Gärtner (Free University of Berlin)

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

IIC: Business and Government Policy (chair: Roger Middleton) (D/L/036)

The genesis of business corporations: a comparative historical analysis
Zubair Abbasi (University of Oxford)

Altered flight-plans: British airports policy and regional airports, 1961-85
Robert Doherty (University of Durham)

Bearing gifts to Greeks: American aid in Greece’s postwar recovery, 1947-53
Andreas Kakridis (University of Athens)

IID: Financial Institutions (chair: Albrecht Ritschl) (D/104)

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

The determinants of market exit in the German insurance sector during the interwar period
Stephan Werner (London School of Economics)

Liability or asset? The City of London and the British economy, c.1957-79
Aled Davies (University of Oxford)

IIE: Fiscal Policy, Finance and Trade (chair: Sam Williamson) (D/056)

The fiscal sustainability of colonial Spanish America
Javier Arnaut (University of Groningen)

Financial crisis in Canton, 1779-81
Jessica Hanser (Yale University)

The Trades Union Congress and the Pound: a history of devaluation scepticism, 1949-77
Benjamin Choo (University of Cambridge)

IIF: Institutions: Finance, Communication and Marriage (chair: Peter Howlett) (D/L/002)

Institutional innovation and assortative matching: the London Season 1700-1914
Marc Goñi i Tràfach (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

The ‘Conversion of the Pocket’: the funding of Anglican home missionary organisations, 1860-1914
Sarah Flew (Open University)

The long-term consequences of the Protestant Missions’ printing-press in sub-Saharan Africa
Valeria Rueda (Sciences-Po Paris)

IIG: Productivity, Labour and Economic Geography (chair: Giovanni Federico) (D/L/037)

Expectations reconsidered: a sectoral comparison of Canadian-Australian productivity, 1871-2008
Nicholas Zammit (University of Warwick)

Von Thünen south of the Alps: efficiency vs. access to markets in the Italian interwar agricultural divergence
Pablo Martinelli (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid & EUI)


1730-1830 Open meeting for women in economic history (D/L/002)
1815-1900 Council reception for new researchers and first-time delegates (Atrium, Saul Berrick Building)
1900-2015 Dinner (Vanbrugh Dining Room)

2030-2130 Plenary Lecture: (D/L/028)
                        Mind the gap: where is academic thinking about economic history and economics in the contemporary media?

Professor Helen Weinstein, (historyworkstv & IPUP, Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past)

2135-2145 Meeting of New Researcher Prize Committee (D/L/116)

Late bar available (Vanbrugh College Bar)


Saturday 6 April 2013

0730-0900 Breakfast (Vanbrugh Dining Room)

0900-1045 Academic Session I (8 parallel sessions)


IA: Creativity in Adversity: Tools of the Trade in Late Medieval and Early Modern England, Italy and the Low Countries (chair: Mark Ormrod) (D/104)

A spider in a European web: Antonio di Francesco da Volterra and the art of networking, 1419-59
Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli (Università degli Studi di Firenze) & Bart Lambert (University of York)

Tools of the trade: scriveners and notaries imperial in 15th-century London
Jim Bolton (QMUL)

Business accounts and urban commercial infrastructure in a changing world: from Bruges to Antwerp, 14th-16th centuries
Peter Stabel & Botho Verbist (University of Antwerp)

Manage, sell and redistribute. Commons and War in Renaissance Lombardy
Matteo di Tullio (Bocconi University)

IB: Economic Inequality in Pre-Industrial Europe (chair: Richard Smith) (D/L/006)

Inequality (un)perceived: the emergence of a discourse on economic inequality from the Middle Ages to the Age of Revolutions
Guido Alfani & Roberta Frigeni (Bocconi University)

Income inequality in Madrid, 1500-1850
Carlos Santiago-Caballero & Eva Fernandez (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

The welfare paradox: poor relief and economic development in England in a European perspective, c.1600-c.1800
Thijs Lambrecht (Ghent University/State Archives, Belgium)

IC: Merchant Communities (chair: Oscar Granados) (D/L/037)

Mediators of economic integration: merchant networks between Central Europe, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, 1750-1815
Klemens Kaps (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla)

Networking with a network: The ‘Liverpool African Committee’, 1750-1810
John Haggerty (University of Salford), Sheryllynne Haggerty (University of Nottingham) & Mark Casson (University of Reading

Commercial life and trading networks in the Manchester region during the 19th century: the economic role of the public house, the warehouse and the Manchester Exchange
Deborah Woodman (University Campus Oldham)

ID: Anthropometric History of East and Southeast Asia before 1900 (chair: Matthias Blum) (D/L/036)

Trends in Korean stature, 1547-1882
Myung Soo Cha (Yeungnam University) & Young-Jun Cho (Seoul National University)

Living standards in late 19th-century Philippines: evidence from individual height data
Jean-Pascal Bassino (ENS de Lyon), Marion Dovis (Aix-Marseilles University) & John Komlos (University of Munich)

IE: Banking History I: British Banks (chair: Chris Colvin) (D/L/047)

‘Writes a fair hand and appears to be well qualified’: recruiting Bank of England clerks at the start of the 19th century
Anne L Murphy (University of Hertfordshire)

Savings banks and savings behaviour in 19th-century England
Josephine Maltby & Linda Perriton (University of York)

Business Associations as legitimacy-seekers: the case of CLCB
John Singleton (Sheffield Hallam University) & James Reveley (University of Wollongong)

IF: Business History I: Ownership and Control (chair: Steven Toms) (D/L/003)

Corporate ownership and control in Victorian Britain
Gareth Campbell, John D Turner, Nadia Vanteeva (Queen’s University Belfast) & Graeme G Acheson (University of Ulster)

IPO waves: an empirical analysis of going-public decisions in the Netherlands, 1876-2009
Wilco Legierse & Abe de Jong (Erasmus University)

The diffusion and impact of the corporation in 1910
James Foreman-Peck (Cardiff University) & Leslie Hannah (University of Tokyo)

IG: Doing Business in a British World, c.1850-1930 (chair: Leigh Gardner) (D/056)

The culture of shareholder-management relations in British FSCs and MNCs, 1850-1914
Andrew Smith (Coventry University) & Kevin Tennent (University of York)

The politics of Imperial commerce: The Congress of Chambers of Commerce of the Empire, 1886-1914
Andrew Dilley (University of Aberdeen)

How to organise a ‘capital strike’: The British Australasian Society and the Queensland government, 1899-1924
Bernard Attard (University of Leicester)

IH: Policy Lessons from the Great Depression: Economic Recovery in the UK and the USA (chair: David Higgins) (D/L/002)

Returning to growth: lessons from the 1930s
Nicholas Crafts (University of Warwick)

Can contractionary fiscal policy be expansionary?: Consolidation, sustainability and fiscal policy impact in Britain in the 1930s
Roger Middleton (University of Bristol)

Policy blunders: the ‘Roosevelt Recession’ of 1937-38
Peter Fearon (University of Leicester)


1045-1115 Coffee (D/L/033, 029 and 103)

1115-1300 Academic Session II (8 parallel sessions)


IIA: New Perspectives on Medieval and Early Modern European Fiscal History (chair: Peter Spufford) (D/L/006)

The Vikings in a European context and the making of Domesday Book c.850-1100
Andrew Wareham (University of Roehampton)

Taxes, loans, credit and debts of the 15th century towns in Moravia: a case study of Olomuc and Brno
Roman Zaoral (Charles University)

Avoidance, evasion and opposition to the hearth tax in late 17th-century Essex
Catherine Ferguson (University of Roehampton)

IIB: Early Modern Economic Development (chair: Nuala Zahedieh) (D/056)

The economy of medieval Ragusa: an early example of economic prosperity based on good governance and strong institutions
Oleh Havrylyshyn (University of Toronto) & Nora Srzentic (Ghent University)

Abusive, supportive, or both? Landlords’ and occupational structure under the ‘Second Serfdom’
Alexander Klein (University of Kent) & Sheilagh Ogilvie (University of Cambridge)

Wealth and inequality in an Ottoman city
Hulya Canbakal (Sabanci University)

IIC: Urbanisation and Migration (chair: Kerstin Enflo) (D/104)

The New York City housing market and immigrants, 1880-1910
Rowena Gray (University of Essex) & Carlos Villareal (University of Chicago)

Migration and earnings among workers in the late 19th century manufacturing industry: evidence from Sweden
Maria Stanfors & Björn Eriksson (Lund University)

Regional inequality and migration in prewar Japan, 1890-1940
Ralph Paprzycki, Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University), Jean-Pascal Bassino (ENS de Lyon), Tokihiko Settsu (Musashi University) & Tangjun Yuan (Fudan University)

IID: Gentlemanly Liberalism: Trade Between West and East and the End of Restriction, 1770-1850 (chair: Tirthankar Roy) (D/L/003)

Opening to the East: shipping between Europe and Asia, 1770-1830
Peter Solar (Vesalius College)

Liberalism, monopoly, and the curse of ‘piraticality’
Simon Layton (University of Cambridge)

Risk, insurance, and the demonopolisation of the Asia trade
Adrian Leonard (University of Cambridge)

Westbound for the Far East: North Americans joining the Asia trade, 1780s-1830s
Alejandra Irigoin (London School of Economics)

IIE: Unpaid Work in History: Lauded But Ignored. Why? (chair: Helen Paul) (D/L/002)
(Women’s Committee Session)

Approaches to women’s unpaid domestic work in early modern England
Jane Whittle (University of Exeter)

Women’s unpaid domestic work in early modern London
Amy Erickson (University of Cambridge)

Dividing the day: categorising time-use in eighteenth and nineteenth century London
Sophie McGeevor (University of Cambridge)

Women, work, survival strategies and the hidden economy
Beatrice Moring (University of Cambridge)

IIF: Economics of Long-Run Development (chair: Michael Hinton) (D/L/047)

China, Europe and the Great Divergence: a study in historical accounting
Stephen Broadberry (London School of Economics), Hanhui Guan (Peking University) & David Daokui Li (Tsinghua University)

Long-run dynamics of commodity prices: identifying substitutes and complements
Mark Casson (University of Reading)

German ‘Genuine Savings’ as a proxy for sustainable development and its implications for long-run development of well-being: Germany, 1850-2010
Matthias Blum (TU Munich) & Eoin McLaughlin (University of Edinburgh)

IIG: Denmark vs. Ireland: The Competition to Supply Britain with Butter in the 19th Century (chair: David Higgins) (D/L/037)

How the law held back Ireland: the failure of Irish dairying reconsidered
Eoin McLaughlin (University of Edinburgh) & Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark)

The 19th-century value chain in dairying: from milk pail to breakfast table
Ingrid Henriksen (University of Southern Denmark)

How the Danes discovered Britain: the rise of the Danish dairy export industry from the 1830s
Markus Lampe (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) & Paul Sharp (University of Southern Denmark)

IIH: The Economics of the Second World War in Britain and Germany (chair: Roger Middleton) (D/L/036)

Winning the war and losing the peace?: A comparative study of labour productivity in British and West German manufacturing, 1936-68
Tamás Vonyó (London School of Economics) & Nikita ES Bos (University of Groningen)

German and British balance of payments with the European neutrals in the Second World War
Eric Golson (London School of Economics)

The enemy is working well: German POW employment in wartime and postwar Britain and the British dominions
Johann Custodis (University of Warwick)


1300-1400 Lunch (Vanbrugh Dining Room)

1415-1600 Academic Session III (8 parallel sessions)


IIIA: Late Medieval English Economy and Comparator (chair: James Davis) (D/104)

Peasant livestock husbandry in late-medieval England, c.1280-1450: some preliminary observations
Philip Slavin (McGill University)

Resource allocation and peasant decision-making: Oakington, Cambridgeshire, 1360-99
Alexandra Sapoznik (King’s College London)

Kings of the North: the estate management of the Earls of Northumberland and Bishops of Durham, 1400-1640
Alex Brown (University of Durham)

The landlord lag: productivity on peasant farms and landlord demesnes, Sweden 1700-1860
Patrick Svensson & Mats Olsson (Lund University)

IIIB: Industrial Revolution (chair: Idrees Khawaja) (D/L/047)

Capital market efficiency in the British industrial revolution: the case of the Lancashire cotton industry, 1760-1840
Steven Toms (University of Leeds)

Salt, hose and hardware: the growth and diversity of Liverpool’s exports to New York, 1763-1833
Emily Buchnea (University of Nottingham)

Subscription share finance in early 18th-century Britain: the problem of capital structure choice
Gary Shea (University of St Andrews)

IIIC: Demography (chair: Peter Kirby) (D/L/036)

A pluralistic epidemiological transition? Mortality in urban and urbanising areas in England, 1538-1812
Gill Newton (University of Cambridge)

New evidence on short-run variations in infant and child mortality in pre- and early Industrial England
Peter Kitson (University of Cambridge)

Missing men and sex ratio variation in India, 1901-71
Chinmay Tumbe (European University Institute)

IIID: Gold Standard (chair: Matthias Morys) (D/L/002)

A golden opportunity: India’s failed transition from the silver rupee to a gold currency in the 1860s
Sashi Sivramkrishna (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management

Studies (Bangalore) & Foundation to Aid Industrial Recovery)
Fiscal rules and conditionality: international financial control under the pre-1914 gold standard

Ali Coşkun Tuncer (London School of Economics)

Golden fetters, iron shackles: Sovereign Debt perspective on the interwar Gold Standard
Albrecht Ritschl (London School of Economics)

IIIE: Gender and Finance (chair: Maria Stanfors) (D/L/006)

Feckless fraudsters or feeble failures? Female bankruptcy in Victorian and Edwardian England
Jennifer Aston (IHR & University of Birmingham)

The feminisation of a fraternal institution: Swedish sickness funds 1890-1955
Liselotte Eriksson (Umeå University)

Early globalizations: The integration of Asia in the world economy, c. 1800-1938
David Chilosi (London School of Economics) & Giovanni Federico (University of Pisa)

It’s all in the mail: the economic geography of the German Empire
Florian Ploeckl (University of Oxford)

Big push or big grab? Railways, government activism and export growth in Latin America, 1865-1913
Vincent Bignon (Bank of France), Rui Esteves (University of Oxford) & Alfonso Herranz-Loncán (University of Barcelona)

IIIG: Financial History I: Sovereign Debt (chair: Bernard Attard) (D/056)

Is the Italian public debt really unsustainable? An historical comparison, 1861-2010
Silvana Bartoletto, Bruno Chiarini & Elisabetta Marzano (University of Naples Parthenope)

From chaos to order: national consolidation and sovereign bonds in Uruguay, 1890-1914
Peter Sims (London School of Economics) & Stéphanie Collet (ESCP Europe)

Stretching the financial boundaries: how Mexico fostered competition among foreign banks and borrowed cheaply in 1899, 1904 and 1910
Leonardo Weller (Escola de Economia de São Paulo)

The credibility of certifiers: Rothschild and Moody’s
Stephanie Collet (ESCP Europe Business School) & Anno Stolper (Bundesbank & University of Munich)

IIIH: Business History II: New and Old Approaches (chair: Abe de Jong) (D/L/003)

Price, quality, and organisation: branding in the Japanese silk-reeling industry from the 1880s to the 1900s
Masaki Nakabayashi (University of Tokyo)

Institutions, law, and export markets: the Lancashire textile industry c.1880-c.1914
Aashish Velkar (University of Manchester) & David Higgins (University of York)

Competing with the ‘Orient’: Dundee’s response to Calcutta in the jute trade, c.1880s-1939
Jim Tomlinson (University of Dundee)

Back to the failure: an analytic narrative on the De Lorean debacle
Graham Brownlow (Queen’s University Belfast)


1600-1630 Tea (D/L/033, 029 and 103)

1615-1715 Meeting of Schools and Colleges Committee (D/L/116)

1630-1730 Records in Social & Economic History: (chair: Richard Smith) (D/056)
                        Panel presentation to mark publication of the 50th volume in the new series

1630-1730 Plenary session (History & Policy): (chair: tba) (D/L/028)
                        The relevanc of Keynes today
Nick Crafts (University of Warwick)
Jim Tomlinson (University of Dundee)
Martin Chick (University of Edinburgh)

1730-1830 Annual General Meeting of the Economic History Society (D/L/002)

1930-2000 Conference Reception (Essentials, Roger Kirk Centre) (Kindly sponsored by York Management School)

2000 Conference Dinner (Galleria Restaurant, Roger Kirk Centre)

Late bar available (Vanbrugh Bar)


Sunday 7 April 2013

0730-0900 Breakfast (Vanbrugh Dining Room)

0915-1015 Academic Session IV (8 parallel sessions)


IVA: Business History III: MNEs (chair: Eric Golson) (D/L/002)

Can I take the brass plate down now? The fate of international mining firms from 1950
Kevin Tennent, Philip Garnett & Simon Mollan (University of York)

Oil and Middle East Politics: the case of British Petroleum (BP) and Shell in the Suez crisis
Neveen Abdelrehim, Josephine Maltby (University of York) & Steven Toms (University of Leeds)

IVB: Financial History II: Forex Markets (chair: Anne Murphy) (D/L/037)

The Foreign Exchange Market in medieval Europe c.1400
Tony Moore, Adrian Bell & Chris Brooks (University of Reading)

The rise and fall of Sterling in Liberia, 1870-1943
Leigh Gardner (London School of Economics)

IVC: Inside the Black Box: Understanding Technological Change (chair: James Simpson) (D/L/006)

‘But the machine hasn’t caught us yet’: inertia versus innovation in technological change processes. The handmade paper case: a global approach, 1800-1921
Miquel Gutiérrez-Poch (University of Barcelona)

Independent invention in Italy during the Liberal Age, 1861-1913
Alessandro Nuvolari (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies) & Michelangelo Vasta (University of Siena)

IVD: Government or Market (chair: Bob Millward) (D/104)

Metropolitan water company responses to the prospect of public purchase
Nicola Tynan (Dickinson College)
Chinese economists between State and Market, 1937-56
Felix Boecking (University of Edinburgh)

IVE: Human Capital (chair: Rowena Gray) (D/L/036)

Funding schooling for all and schooling for girls in England, 1600 to 1850: theory and practice
David Mitch (University of Maryland Baltimore County)

Human capital in the UK, 1760 to 2009
Jan Kunnas, Nick Hanley (University of Stirling), Eoin McLaughlin, David Greasley (University of Edinburgh), Les Oxley (University of Waikato) & Paul Warde (University of East Anglia)

IVF: Twentieth Century Household Economy (chair: Judith Spicksley) (D/L/047)

Compulsory public pension and the demand for life insurance: the case of Sweden
Lars Fredrik Andersson & Liselotte Eriksson (Umeå University)

The 1953-4 Household Expenditure Enquiry: first results
Ian Gazeley, Andrew Newell & Becca Searle (University of Sussex)

IVG: Macro Economic History (chair: Roger Middleton) (D/056)

Business cycles in the Nordic countries 1820-1950
Matthias Morys (University of York) & Kerstin Enflo (Lund University)

External structural imbalance and Brazilian chronic inflation during the second half of the 20th century
Carlos Pinkusfeld Bastos, Julia de Medeiros Braga, Ricardo Bielschowsky & Eduardo Bastian (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

1015-1045 Coffee (D/L/033, 029 and 103)

1045-1145 Academic Session V (8 parallel sessions)

VA: Shocks: Colonial and Health (chair: Leigh Gardner) (D/104)

Development, disparity and colonial shocks: do endowments matter?
Idrees Khawaja (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics)

Labour and health in Colonial Nigeria
Vellore Arthi & James Fenske (University of Oxford)

VB: Eighteenth-Century Consumption (chair: Jane Humphries) (D/L/047)

An empire of goods? Groceries in 18th-century England
Jon Stobart (University of Northampton)

Normalising risk? Gaming and the middle classes of eighteenth-century England
Janet Mullin (St Thomas University)

VC: Banking History II: Continental Europe (chair: Catherine Casson) (D/L/002)

Congregatio denariorum at the beginnings of the formation of the Greek banking system
Christos Desyllas (Hellenic Open University)

Imperfect but hard competition: the Portuguese banking sector in the Golden Age, 1950-73
Luciano Amaral (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

VD: Economic Development (chair: Bishnupriya Gupta) (D/L/003)

Climate, ecosystem resilience and the slave trade
James Fenske (University of Oxford) & Namrata Kala (Yale University)

A re-examination of the Columbian exchange: agriculture and economic development in the long run

Dolores Añón Higón & Alfonso Díez Minguela (Universitat de València)

VE: Living Standards in an Age of Turbulence (chair: Peter Howlett) (D/056)

Pre-revolution living standards: Russia, 1888-1917
Ekaterina Khaustova (Russian State Social University [Kursk Branch])

Peasants united or divided? Collective action and social revolution among the yunteros during Spain’s Second Republic (1931-36)
James Simpson & Juan Carmona (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

VF: Political Economy of International Trade (chair: Oleh Havrylyshyn) (D/L/006)

Canadian economic growth and the Reciprocity Treaty of 1854
Michael Hinton (Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis)

VG: Politics and Trade (chair: Bernard Attard) (D/L/037)

Bankers and diplomats in the international trade of strategic materials, 1890-1914: from southwestern Latin America to Germany
Oscar Granados (Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano)

Japan’s 1941 decision for war: costs and benefits
Gregg Huff (University of Oxford) & Shinobu Majima (Gakushuin University)

VH: Financial History III: Stock Markets (chair: David Higgins) (D/L/036)

Stock market investors herding behaviour during the German hyperinflation
Carsten Burhop (University of Vienna), Martin Bohl, Arne C Klein & Pierre L Siklos (University of Muenster)


1145-1300 Tawney Lecture (D/L/028)
Dr Deborah Oxley (University of Oxford)
                         Weighty matters: anthropometrics, gender and health inequality in history

1300-1400 Lunch (Vanbrugh Dining Room)

1400 Conference ends

1400-1700 Filming of short podcasts (D/L/116)
(No audience)