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 […]

The content and pre-requisites for the ideal economic history course

A homage to my teachers in the distant past James Foreman-Peck is Professor of Economics at Cardiff University . He was the president of EHES 1999-2001 The most exciting course I have ever followed was Peter Lindert and Keith Trace’s final year undergraduate ‘Topics in Economic History’ (I am not certain now that this was […]

Announcement: European Summer School in Economic History

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS  Humboldt University, Berlin, 1-5 September 2014 The topic of this year’s summer school is Catching up or falling behind? Institutions, geography and economic development of Eastern Europe in the long-run. Comparative economic development is a dominant topic on the global research agenda and economic history has made important contributions to the debate […]

EREH new editor: Joan Rosés

Joan Rosés is professor in EconomicHistory at London School of Economics andnew editor of the EREH We continue to present the new editors of the European Review of Economic History with an interview with Joan Rosés: How did you get interested in Economic history? My interest in History began relatively earlier, during the last years […]

EREH new editor: Dan Bogart

The European Review of Economic History will soon have two new editors – Dan Bogart (UC-Irvine) and Joan Rosés (LSE). They will work together with Nikoulas Wolf (Univ. Humboldt) who will remain in office. We managed to get quick interviews both with Dan Bogart and Joan Rosés. First one out is Dan Bogart:   Dan […]

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 […]

Economic Liberty in the Long Run: Evidence from OECD Countries

 Leandro Prados de la Escosura is professor in Economic history at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. How has freedom evolved over time? A distinction has been made between ‘negative’ freedom, defined as lack of interference or coercion by others (freedom from), and ‘positive’ freedom, that is, the guarantee of access to markets that allow people […]

Stating the obvious? Co-authorship and scientific contribution

One particularly controversial issue in recent case of  the Abilitazioni Scientifiche Nazionali in economic history in Italy has been the decision of not considering co-authored publications that did not include an explicit statement in which it was indicated the individual contribution of each author to the different sections of the paper.  Below, we publish  two […]

Announcement: FRESH incorporated into EHES

The Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) organizers are pleased to announce that at the recent European Historical Economics Society (EHES) trustees meeting on March 29, 2014 it was decided to incorporate FRESH within the EHES. FRESH will continue to be supported by and administered from the University of Southern Denmark and the […]

About Italian Economic history: A reply

A reply from the Boards of the Italian Associations of Economic History (SISE) and the History of Economic Thought (AISPE) To: Profs. Robert C. Allen, Stephen Broadberry, Gregory Clark, Nicholas Crafts, Jane Humphries, Deirdre McCloskey, Joel Mokyr, Douglass North, Kevin O’Rourke, Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Jan Luiten Van Zanden, and Jeffrey G. WilliamsonApril 7, 2014Re: […]