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CAGE,EHES & IAS SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

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CAGE,EHES & IAS SUMMER SCHOOL 2017

GEOGRAPHY, INSTITUTIONS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN HISTORY

University of Warwick, 11-15 July 2017

Organisers: Stephen Broadberry and Alexander Klein

The Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, European Historical Economics Society (EHES) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) are joining together to provide a Summer School, to be held at the University of Warwick, 11-15 July 2017. The theme of the Summer School will be geography, institutions and economic growth in history. The aim is to evaluate geography and institutions as competing explanations of growth performance over the long run. The focus in the geography section of the Summer School will be on the new economic geography, exploring the sources of agglomeration economies and the long run effects of market potential on economic outcomes in the world economy. The institutions part will focus on both the theoretical framework of new institutional economics and the role of state capacity and constraints on the exercise of arbitrary power in particular economies covering Asia as well as Europe.

The Summer School is intended mainly for PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers in economic history. The morning sessions will consist of keynote lectures by Nick Crafts (Warwick) and Sheilagh Ogilvie (Cambridge), with additional lectures by distinguished speakers including Kerstin Enflo (Lund), James Foreman-Peck (Cardiff), Walker Hanlon (UCLA), Joan Roses (LSE), and Dan Boghart (UCI). The afternoon sessions will consist of presentations by students and postdocs, with feedback from the lecturers and other participants.