The Cliometric Society Sessions at the Allied Social Science Association Meeting

January 5-7, 2001

New Orleans, Louisiana

Productivity and Labor Markets in the First Industrial Nation

Friday, January 5, 2001

10:15 a.m.

Marriott, Bonaparte Room

Chair:  Robert Margo (Vanderbilt University)

Papers:

Liam Brunt (Nuffield College), "Why Was England First? Agricultural Productivity

Growth in England and France, 1700-1850."

Gregory Clark and Marianne Page (University of California at Davis), "Is There Profit in Reforming the Poor? The English Poor Law 1830-1842?"

Myeong-Su Yun (Rutgers University), "Earnings Inequality in Late Nineteenth Century America and Britain."

Discussants:

TBA

The Development of Financial Markets and Institutions

Saturday, January 6, 2001

8:00 a.m.

Marriott, Bonaparte Room

Chair: Lee Craig (North Carolina State University)

Papers:

Farley Grubb (University of Delaware), "Creating the U.S. Dollar Currency Union, 1760-1811: A Quest for Monetary Stability or a Grab for Sovereignty?"

Gerardo della Paolera (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Hoover Institution) and Alan M. Taylor (University of California at Davis), "Internal Versus External Convertibility and Developing-Country Financial Crises: Lessons from the Argentine Bank Bailout of the 1930s."

Ken Snowden and Joshua James (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), "Thrifts and the Depression in North Carolina, 1927-1940."

Marc Weidenmier (Claremont McKenna College and Claremont Graduate University), "Understanding the Costs of Sovereign Default: The Case of the Confederate States of America."

Discussants:

Michael Bordo (Rutgers University)

Barry Goodwin (North Carolina State University)

TBA

Historical Evolution of Growth and Markets

Saturday, January 6, 2001

2:30 p.m.

Marriott, Jackson Room

Chair: Melissa Thomasson  (Miami University)

Papers:

Howard Bodenhorn (Lafayette College), "Why so Many Mercantile and So Few Artisan Partnerships?: The Nature of the Firm in Early America."

George Deltas (University of Illinois), Rich Sicotte (University of Calgary), and Peter Tomczak (University of Michigan), "Collusion in Trans-Atlantic Passenger Shipping, 1899-1911."

James Forman-Peck (H.M. Treasury) and Pedro Lains (ICS, Lisbon), "Economic Growth in the European Periphery 1870-1914."

Anthony P. O'Brien and Judith A. McDonald (Lehigh University), "Retreat From Protection: R.B. Bennet and the Movement to Freer Trade in Canada, 1930-35."

Discussants:

William Collins (Vanderbilt University)

TBA