Sunday, January 3, 10:15 am
Hilton Room 510

Weird Science

Chair: Samuel H. Williamson, Miami Univesity

Dora Costa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Hours of Work and the Fair Labor Standards Act: A Study of Retail and Wholesale Trade, 1938-1950

Hajime Hadeishi, Federal Trade Commission--Infant and Child Mortality in 18th Century France: A Function of Income?

Carol Shiue, Yale University--Market Arbitrage and Transport Routes: Evidence from 18th Century China

Discussants: John Howard Brown, Georgia Southern University

Loren Brandt, University of Toronto

Sunday, January 3, 2:30 pm
Hilton Room 510

Urban and Regional Aspects of American Economic Development

Chair: Paul Rhode, University of North Carolina

Sukkoo Kim, Washington University--Urban Development in the United States, 1690-1990

Robert Margo, Vanderbilt University--Geographic Aspects of Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War

Rebecca Menes, University of California-Los Angeles--Paving Machines: Politics and the Provision of Public Infrastructure in American Cities during the Progressive Era, 1900-1910

Discussants: Spencer Glendon, Harvard University

Joseph Ferrie, Northwestern University

William Hutchinson, Miami University

Monday, January 5, 8:30-10:30 pm
Cliometric Society Members and Friends Cocktail Party

Tuesday, January 5, 8:00 am
Hilton Nassau Suite B

Market Integration
Joint session with AFA

Chair: Richard Sylla, New York University

Ann Carlos, Jonathan Hill, and Nathalie Moyen, University of Colorado at Boulder--Market Integration During the South Sea Bubble: Evidence from the Royal African Company

William Collins, Vanderbilt University, and Jeffrey G. Williamson, Harvard University--Capital Goods Prices, Global "Capital Markets" and Growth: 1870-1950

James R. Lothian, Fordham University--Movements in Exchange Rates and Relative Price Levels in the Netherlands and Britain Over the Past Four Centuries

Discussants: Larry Neal, University of Illinois

Peter Rousseau, Vanderbilt University

Alan Taylor, Northwestern University and Hoover Institution

Tuesday, January 5, 10:15 am
Hilton Room 510

Height and Health

Chair: Sumner LaCroix, University of Hawaii

Howard Bodenhorn, Lafayette College--Early Achievement of Modern Growth: Height and Health of Free Black Children in Antebellum Virginia

Philip Coelho, Ball State University, and Robert McGuire, University of Akron--Growth Before the Civil War: The Antebellum Puzzle of Increasing Incomes and Decreasing Heights

Ray Rees, John Komlos, University of Munich, Ulrich Woitek, University of Glasgow, and N.V. Long, University of Montreal--The Puzzle of Slave Heights in Antebellum America

Discussants: Anthony Patrick O'Brien, Lehigh University

Robert A. Margo, Vanderbilt University