ASSA January 2000
Cliometric Society Sessions

The Cliometric Society will sponsor three sessions and a cocktail party for Members and Friends at the ASSA meetings in Boston, Massachusetts, January 7-9, 2000. Specific times for these events will be posted here after September 15, 1999. Summaries of the papers will be available on this website in September, and abstracts will be published in the October issue of The Newsletter of The Cliometric Society and in EH.Net Abstracts in Economic History.

Slavery and Race
Friday, January 7, 10:15 am
Marriott/Maine

Chair: Kyle D. Kauffman, Wellesley College and Harvard University

Joshua Rosenbloom, Peter Mancall, and Thomas Weiss, University of Kansas: "Slave Values and the Economy of the Lower South, 1740-1815"

Leonard Carlson and Robert Chirinko, Emory University: "A Reinterpretation of The Slavery/Profitability Question"

Robert A. Margo and William Collins, Vanderbilt University: "Race and Homeownership, 1900-1990"

Siddharth Chandra, University of Pittsburgh: "Colonial Policy, Wage Inequality, and the Birth of Nationalism: The Case of the Dutch East Indies" Link to complete paper.

Discussants:
Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University
Jonathan B. Pritchett, Tulane University
Sumner LaCroix, Barnard College and University of Hawaii
Jens Ludwig, Georgetown University

Monetary and Financial History
Friday, January 7, 2:30 pm
Marriott/Maine

Chair: Richard Sylla, New York University

Eugene N. White, Rutgers University, and Cormac OGrada, University College, Dublin: "Who Panics during Panics? Evidence from a Nineteenth Century Savings Banks"

Joseph Mason, Drexel University, Ali Anari and James Kolari, Texas A&M University: "National Bank Failure Resolutions and the US Great Depression"

Arthur Sweetman, University of Victoria, and Aidan Hollis, University of Calgary: "Higher Tier Agency Problems in the Irish Loan Funds: Theory and Evidence"

Discussants:
Richard Sylla, New York University
Robert Whaples, Wake Forest University
Peter Temin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Frontiers in Economic History
Saturday, January 8, 8:00 am
Marriott/Yarmouth

Chair: J. Bradford De Long, University of California-Berkeley

Werner Troesken, University of Pittsburgh, and Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University: "Did the Trusts Have Market Power? Evidence From Distilling, 1880-1900"

Maristella Botticini, Boston University, and Aloysius Siow, University of Toronto: "Why Dowries?" Link to complete paper.

William K. Hutchinson, Miami University: "United States International Trade: Proximate Causes, 1870-1910"

Tarik M. Yousef, Georgetown University: "Market Integration In the Age of Economic Liberalism: Egypt, 1850-1939"

Discussants:
Stephen Margolis, North Carolina State University
Dean Lueck, Montana State University
William Collins, Vanderbilt University
J. Bradford De Long, University of California-Berkeley

Cliometric Society Members and Friends Cocktail Party
Saturday, January 8, 8:30-10:30 pm

Clery's Irish Pub, 113 Dartmouth Street (corner of Dartmouth and Columbus Avenue). Exit Copley Square Mall through Dartmouth Street exit (by Neiman Marcus), turn right, walk 1/2 block.