Coronavirus update

Important information:
All on-campus visits and events are cancelled or postponed until 1 June. Virtual events will be running as normal unless otherwise stated.  For the latest updates visit our coronavirus information page. Please note that some of our on campus events may be replaced by virtual events - please check with the event organiser listed against each event.

Economic Growth and Development: From a Historical Perspective

Seminar room C JG Smith building
Friday 24th June 2016 (10:45-17:30)
Download the date to your calendar (.ics file)

Organizers: Jayasri Dutta, Heraklis Polemarchakis and Aditya Goenka. Those who would like to attend, please email:

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.

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities