CAGE, EHES & IAS SUMMER SCHOOL 2017Tuesday 7 Mar 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
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 Nikolaus Wolf (Berlin). The afternoon sessions will consist of presentations by students and postdocs, with feedback from the lecturers and other participants. Presentations can be on any aspect of economic history.
Accommodation and meals will be provided free of charge and economy only travel expenses up to £250 will also be covered.
Applications to attend the Summer School should be sent to Jane Snape at: Jane.Snape@warwick.ac.uk by 23 April 2017.
Please include the following:
(1) A short CV (maximum one-page) indicating your contact details and university level education
(2) Contact details for your supervisor, who will be asked to provide a supporting statement
(3) A short abstract (maximum 500 words) of the research that you would like to present
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 11 May 2017.