Kapuscincski Development Lectures 22 February 2018 12:00h This lecture proposes a test between the two main economic views of poverty. In the first, the poor start at a low level of human and physical capital but that does not affect the opportunities they have access to. In the second, the starting level of physical and human capital determines the opportunities individuals have access to, and so two individuals who are identical in terms of preferences and ability, but differ in terms of initial wealth will have very different opportunities. Evidence from a four years panel of over 23K poor households in rural Bangladesh provides strong support to the unequal opportunities view. The poor have access to fewer opportunities and only a sizeable investment can get them out of the poverty trap and onto the same trajectory as those starting out with more resources.
The lecture will be given by Prof. Oriana Bandiera (LSE).
First GLOCREd workshop 24 November 2017 The first GLOCREd workshop will be held in the Universitat de València, November 24, 2017. Three manuscripts have been selected by the scientific committee of the workshop and they will have the opportunity of been discussed in the workshop, they will also benefit from a fast-track in Revista de Historia Económica/Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History.
Doctor Tommy Murphy, Università Bocconi, will give a seminar: “Following the poppy trail: causes and consequences of Mexican drug cartels”. In addition to that GLOCREd research groups will present their achievements and future projects.
European Historical Economics Society Conference 01 - 02 September 2017 The 12th European Historical Economics Society Conference will be held at the University of Tübingen to promote European research in economic history.
Scholars from leading universities and research institutions in Europe and further afield will present their latest work in one of the 50 sessions. The Conference will provide a forum for discussion and collegial debate.
For further information, please visit: http://ehes.org/ehes2017/ehes2017.html and http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/97026.
---- GLOCREd is glad to be one of the sponsors of the Conference.
8th World Congress of Cliometrics 04 - 07 July 2017 The spirit of World Clio is one of helpful scholarly discussion. Full papers are available to all participants in advance. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance and to come to sessions prepared for productive discussion. At the conference, authors are given 5 minutes to make an opening statement about the paper and then the floor will be opened for 40 minutes of discussion of the paper.
One of the features of Cliometrics meetings is the opportunity to network with your colleagues outside of the sessions. Part of the conference package includes a reception, a social outing, and a gala dinner, so there will be plenty of opportunities to meet both established scholars in the field and a new generation of economic historians.
The conference will be held at the Strasbourg Convention Center, France. You can officially register for the conference at:
GLOCREd is glad to be one of the sponsors of the Congress.
UC3M Inter-University PhD Workshop in Economic History 18 - 19 May 2017 The UC3M Inter-University PhD Workshop in Economic History will take place on the 18th and 19th of May, 2017 at the University Carlos III. It brings together PhD students from several European universities (Carlos III, Barcelona, Lund, Wien, Sciences-Po). The workshop is organized by the Universidad Carlos III and the Instituto Figuerola, with the support of GLOCREd and the University of Barcelona.
VIII IBEROMETRICS 20 - 21 April 2017 Iberian Cliometric Workshop organised by Institute for Advanced Research in Business and Economics (INARBE). Universidad Publica de Navarra (UPNA). Check the provided link for the call for papers.
AGRICLIOMETRICS III Quantitative Approaches to Rural, Agricultural and Environmental History 03 - 04 April 2017 The third AGRICLIOMETRICS conference is to be held in Cambridge on 3-4 April, 2017. It will be organized in Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, with the assistance of colleagues from the University of Zaragoza, Lund University and the University of Pisa.
Workshop: 'The New Economic Historians of Latin America' 20 January 2017 After a three successful meetings at LSE in London (2013), Geneva (2014) and Barcelona (2015) we are organizing the fourth round of the Workshop “the New Economic Historians of Latin America” in Madrid in January 2017 in collaboration with the LSE, the Instituto Figuerola of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the GLOCREd network ‘Globalization, Growth and Inequality’ (ECO2015-71534 REDT), the Xarxa de Referència en Economia i Polítiques Públiques (Universitat de Barcelona), and the kind support of the FundaciÓn Areces (Madrid).
The workshop will take place in Madrid in the premises of Funcadión Areces.
Workshop: 'Capital humano en España - pasado y presente' 20 December 2016 09:45h The workshop 'Capital humano en España - pasado y presente' will take place the December the 20th 2017 in Ignasi Villalonga Room in the Faculty of Economy of the Universitat de València.
Check the link for more information.
II Jornada de Historia Económica 06 October 2016 Economic history day organized by the Banco de España. Different presentations and conferences will be held:
- La teoría cuantitativa del dinero. La demanda de dinero en España: 1883-1998 (paper).
- Endeudamiento dinástico y crisis financieras en la España de los Austria, 1557-1647: Corpus documental y estudio histórico (paper).
- The Great Depression: lessons for policy today (conference).
- A short introduction to the Historial Archive of the Banco de España (presentation).
- Economic crises and the lender of last resort: evidence from 19th Century France (paper).
- Central bank balance sheets and optimal government finance. The Bank of England during the French wars (paper).
- Voting for welfare? Comparative performance in Ibero-American democratization (paper).
- Health and welfare in Western Europe, 1900-1950 (paper).
Seminar (Universitat de València) 09 May 2016 18:00h Title: "Narcoeconomics: the problems of drugs trade and violence for Latin America's development"
Speaker: Alejandra Irigoin (London School of Economics)