CLIOMETRICS SESSIONS AT THE 1993 ASSA MEETINGS IN ANAHEIM

The Cliometric Society will sponsor four sessions at the 1993 annual meetings of the Allied Social Science Association. The Tuesday session is a joint offering with the American Economic Association. A Clio Cocktail Party will be held Wednesday evening after 8:30. Announcements will be made at the Tuesday and Wednesday Sessions. Eugene N. White and William A. Sundstrom served as Program Chairs, selecting and grouping papers sure to hold your interest. All sessions will be conducted in traditional Clio style: Authors and discussants will make a 15 minute presentation, with the remainder of the session devoted to open discussion of the papers. Summaries of the papers are attached so you can prepare to join in the discussion. Complete papers, references and bibliographies are available on request from the authors of correspondence with The Cliometric Society, whose addresses appear on Page 2.


NEW LESSONS FROM OLD MONETARY REGIMES

Tuesday, January 5, at 10:15 a.m., Hilton Hotel, Ventura
Presiding: Richard Sylla, New York University

  • Warren Weber, Arthur J. Rolnick, and Bruce D. Smith (Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota): The Origins of the Monetary Union in the United States
  • Michael J. Haupert (University of Wisconsin) and Howard N. Bodenhorn (St. Lawrence University): The Profitability of Note Issue During the Free Banking Era
  • Annamaria Simonazzi (University of Rome): On the Independence of the Central Bank: Reflections on Post War US Experience

    Discussants: Richard Sylla, New York University
    Charles Calomiris, University of Illinois
    Louis Johnston, Bowdoin College

    MONEY, EXCHANGE RATES, AND CAPITAL MARKETS IN THE LONG RUN

    Wednesday, January 6, at 8:00 a.m., Hilton Hotel, Lido A
    Presiding: Eugene N. White, Rutgers University

  • Pierre L. Siklos (Wilfrid Laurier University), Michael D. Bordo (Rutgers University), and Lars P. Jonung (Stockholm School of Economics): The Common Development of Institutional Change as Measured by Income Velocity: A Century of Evidence from Industrialized Countries
  • James R. Lothian (Irish Management Institute) and Mark P. Taylor (Centre for Economic Policy Research, London): Two Hundred Years of Sterling Exchange Rates and the Current Float
  • Alan M. Taylor (Harvard University): Three Phases of Argentine Economic Growth

    Discussants: James R. Lothian, Irish Management Institute
    Larry Neal, University of Illinois
    Adam Klug, Princeton University

    EMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYED ON THREE CONTINENTS

    Wednesday, January 6, at 2:30 p.m., Hilton Hotel, Lido A
    Presiding: John J. Wallis, University of Maryland

  • Carl Mosk (University of Victoria): Gift of Exchange and Labor Segmentation in Prewar Japan
  • John C. Brown (Clark University): Job Attachment and Productivity Growth in German Cotton Textiles:Were Cotton Workers Highly Mobile Before 1914?
  • Robert A. Margo (Vanderbilt University): Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s

    Discussants: Roger Ransom, University of California
    William A. Sundstrom, Santa Clara University
    Robert Whaples, Wake Forest University

    TINKERERS AND TAKEOVERS: HISTORICAL PATTERNS OF TECHNOLOGICAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL INNOVATION

    Thursday, January 7, at 10:15 a.m., Hilton Hotel, Balboa C
    Presiding: Samuel H. Williamson, Miami University

  • Kenneth L. Sokoloff (University of California) and B. Zorina Khan (Northeastern University): Technological Heroes and Little People in Early American Technological History
  • Richard J. Sullivan (College of the Holy Cross): Machine Invention During the English Industrial Revolution: Evidence from the Patent Rolls, 1711-1850
  • John D. Leeth (Bentley College) and J. Rody Borg (Jacksonville University): The Impact of Mergers on Acquiring Shareholder Wealth: The 1905-1930 Experience

    Discussants: Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
    Malcolm Burns, University of Kansas
    Alexander J. Field, Santa Clara University