Research Workshop in Economic History


Research Workshop in Economic History
Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen
Venue: Building 26, Room 26-2-21
Thursday 30 May and Friday 31 May 2013

Thursday 30 May

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch / 3rd floor

13.00 – 15.00 The Demographic Session 1 (Chair: Mette Ejrnæs)
“The Historical Fertility Transition at the Micro Level: Why some are so early and
others so late?” Presenter: Tommy Bengtsson. Co-author: Martin Dribe
“Malthus in Scandinavia”. Presenter: Marc Klemp. Co-authors: Niels Framroze
Møller and Paul Sharp.

15.00-15.30 Coffee

16.00-18.00 The Demographic session 2 (Chair: Carl-Johan Dalgaard)
“Expectations, child mortality and fertility strategies in Tuscany, 1700-1914”
Presenter: Mette Ejrnæs. Co-author: Karl Gunnar Persson.
“Plague and Population: London 1560-1665” Presenter: Cormac Ó Gráda

18.30 Dinner

Friday 31 May

08.30 – 09.00 Coffee

09.00 - 11.00 History Session 1 (Chair: Karl Gunnar Persson)
“Accounting for the Great Divergence”. Steve Broadberry
“The Spread of Manufacturing to the Periphery 1870-2007: Eight Stylized Facts.”
Kevin H. O'Rourke . Co-authors: Agustin S. Bénétrix, Jeffrey G. Williamson

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee

11.30 – 13.30 History Session 2 (Chair: Carl-Johan Dalgaard)
“Jews, Brahmins, Copts, Gypsies and Franco-Americans: A Theory of Social
Mobility”. Presenter: Greg Clark
“World trade 1800-1938”. Giovanni Federico. Co-author: Antonio Tena.

13.30 – 14.00 Lunch / 3rd floor

15.00- Karl Gunnar Persson’s Emeritus Lecture