Economic Growth and Development: From a Historical Perspective
- Seminar room C JG Smith building
Organizers: Jayasri Dutta, Heraklis Polemarchakis and Aditya Goenka. Those who would like to attend, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded by: Department of Economics, Birmingham Business School and CRETA, University of Warwick.
10:45 - 11:00 Welcome and coffee
11:00 - 13:00 First session chaired by Heraklis Polemarchakis (CRETA, University of Warwick)
11:00 - 12:00 Nicholas Crafts (University of Warwick) “A vision of the growth process in a technologically progressive economy: the United States, 1899-1941.”
Discussant: Martin Weale (Bank of England)
12:00 - 13:00 Leigh Shaw-Taylor (University of Cambridge) "The escape from Malthusian constraints in England 1300-1900"
Discussant: Bishnu Gupta (University of Warwick)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Second session chaired by Colin Rowat (University of Birmingham)
14:00 - 15:00 Christophe Chamley (Boston University) "The Bank of England and its first suspension of convertibility during the French Wars"
Discussant: Martin Daunton (University of Cambridge)
15:00 - 16:00 Toke Aidt (University of Cambridge) "The social dynamics of riots: Evidence from the Captain Swing riots 1830-33"
Discussant: Sandeep Kapur (Birbeck College)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee and Tea
16:30 - 17:30 Third session chaired by Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay (University of Birmingham)
16:30 - 17:30 Debraj Ray (New York University) "Groups in conflict: Size matters but not in the way you think"
Discussant: Facundo Albornoz (University of Nottingham)
Followed by drinks at bar of University House and dinner for participants.