FRESH: Economic Geography in Historical Perspective IIIS, Trinity College Dublin

This blog post was written by Ronan C Lyons,  Assistant Professor of Economics at Trinity  College Dublin and a Research Affiliate at the  Spatial Economics Research Centre in LSE. A FRESH meeting was organized in Trinity College Dublin on November 7, with the aim of bringing together researchers involved in work that combines both economic […]

FRESH meeting on Ancient Economy and Early Economic Developments

A FRESH meeting was organized in Esbjerg October 1-2 to bring together researchers in Ancient History and Economic History to share research and exchange interdisciplinary ideas. The economists and ancient historians who took part in the workshop are explicitly interested in collaborating across disciplines. Their papers covered a wide spectrum of topics and approaches and […]

Report from the Economic History Society in Columbus, Ohio, September 12-14, 2014.

This year’s Economic History Association meeting took place in Columbus, Ohio. It followed the usual format of short presentations, and designated discussants on each paper, as well as poster displays from graduate students. There were many excellent presentations, including some from European scholars or on European topics. Of particular interest to EHES members might be […]

Catching up or falling behind? Institutions, Geography and Economic Development of Eastern Europe in the Long Run

We look back on a summer school, hosted by the EHES, Humboldt-Universität and the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Centered on the theme “Catching up or falling behind? Institutions, Geography and Economic Development of Eastern Europe in the Long Run”, the Summer School brought together experienced and young researchers working on Eastern European […]

The British Economy in Global Perspective, 1000-2000

The Department of Business and Economics at the University of Southern Denmark marked the start of the new academic year with a PhD course given by their Guest Professor Stephen Broadberry. The course, titled The British Economy in Global Perspective, 1000-2000, efficiently covered a millennium of British economic history in just three days. Professor Broadberry […]

Understanding the Economic Development of Eastern Europe

The WEast Economic History Workshop titled “Understanding the Economic Development of Eastern Europe” took place in Belgrade on the 5th  and 6th  July. The Belgrade WEast Workshop was organised by Jacob Weisdorf, Mikolaj Malinowski, Matthias Morys, Stefan Nikolić and the Belgrade Banking Academy. The purpose of WEast Workshops is to foster knowledge transfer and collaboration between economic […]

The Kent FRESH meeting

Dinner at Café du Soleil, Canterbury  The Kent FRESH meeting took place on June 5, 2014 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK. The day started with a fascinating keynote lecture given byPatrick Wallis from the LSE on the subject of apprenticeship in early modern England. He was followed by nine excellent presentations, and […]

The 9th SOUND Economic History Workshop

The 9th SOUND Economic History Workshop (21st-22nd May) is now over but has been an inspiring workshop with a wide range of interesting presentations. The workshop, which has been organized by Alfred Reckendrees and Jacob Weisdorf, took place in the modern facilities of Copenhagen Business School surrounded by the lovely parks and neighborhoods of central […]

Announcement: Call for papers Esbjerg FRESH Meeting

Topic: Ancient Economy and Early Economic Developments Date: October 1-2, 2014 Hosting Institution: Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg Keynote Speakers: Erwin Bulte, Wageningen UR; Carl Hampus Lyttkens, Lund University Local Organizer: Brooks Kaiser FRESH Organizers: Rowena Gray, Paul Sharp and Martin Uebele For this meeting we particularly encourage papers […]

The Florence FRESH Meeting

The Florence FRESH Meeting (European University Institute) opened with a session on Financial Markets. Andrea Papadia (LSE) showed that foreign debt repurchased by German citizens and companies in the 1930s helped the country to cope with sovereign risk, as recent advances in sovereign risk theory predict. Jérémy Ducros (Paris School of Economics) put forward possible […]