ALLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATIONS
JANUARY 1992 PROGRAM
Session One - "Longrun Perspectives on Cartels"
Friday, January 3 - 10:15 a.m., Marriott
Presiding: William Hutchinson, Miami University
- Peter Grossman, Washington University--"The Express 1851-1913: The Dynamics of a Stable Cartel"
- David Weiman and Richard Levin, Yale University--"Competition on the Margin: Southern Bell vs. the Independents in an Emerging Market"
- Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan--"Vertical Integration and Collusion: The Role of Wholesalers in Facilitating Cartel Stability"
- Valerie Suslow, University of Michigan--"Cartel Contract Duration: Empirical Evidence from International Cartels"
Session Two - Property Rights to Land and Resources
Saturday, January 4th - 8:00 a.m., Marriott
- Sumner LaCroix, University of Hawaii--"Sheep, Squaters, and the Evolution of Land Rights in Australia: 1787-1847"
- Leonard Carlson, Emory University--"Learning to Farm--Indian Land Tenure and Farming Before the Dawes Act"
- Ann Carlos, University of Colorado, and Frank Lewis, Queens University--Depletion in the Lands of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1700-1770"
Session Three - Contracts and Institutions
Saturday, January 4th - 2:30 p.m., Marriott
Presiding: Trevor Dick, University of Lethbridge
- Avner Greif, Paul Milgrom and Barry Weingast, Stanford University--"The Merchant Gild as a Nexus of Contracts"
- Joseph Reid and Michael Kurth, George Mason University--"Governments-as-Firms: Occam's Explanation of the Fall of Federal Patronage, 1880-1940"
- Werner Troesken, Washington University--"The History of the Illinois Public Utilities Commission"
- Ruth Dupre, Ecole des Hautes, Etudes Commerciales de Montreal--"If It's Yellow, It Must be Butter": Margarine Regulation in Quebec since 1886"
Session Four - Historical Issues in Labor Economics
Sunday, January 5th - 10:15 a.m., Marriott
- Joseph Ferrie, University of Chicago--"A Longitudinal Analysis of the Settlement Patterns, Occupational Mobility, and Wealth Accumulation of Antebellum European Immigrants to theUnited States"
- Bernard Elbaum and Singh Nirvikar, University of California, Santa Cruz--"The Economic Rationale of Apprenticeship"
- Joshua Rosenbloom, University of Kansas, and William Sundstrom, University of California, Santa Clara--"Hedonic Wages and Labor Market Integration: The U.S. in the 1890's"
- Robert Margo and T. Aldrich Finegan, Vanderbilt University--"The Decline in Black Teenage Labor Force Participation in the South, 1900-1970: The Role of Schooling"