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Economic Change in Global History, 1500-2000

International Workshop co-organised by the Economic History Department, London School of Economics and the Global History and Culture Centre, University of Warwick
Graham Wallas Room
Fifth floor, Old Building
London School of Economics
27-28 May 2016
Thursday 26 May 2016

19.30 - Dinner

Friday 27 May

9.00-9.20 - Introduction

Globalization and Economic Change in History – Tirthankar Roy and Giorgio Riello

9.20-11.20 – Session 1. Divergence in Global History (I)

Prasannan Parthasarathi (Boston College) and Kenneth Pomeranz (Chicago University), The Great Divergence Debate

Jack Goldstone (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), A Revolution in Two Steps: Great Reversals in World History

Maarten Prak (Utrecht University) and Regina Grafe (EUI), States and Empires: Early Modern Institutions for Economic Growth

11.20-11.40 - Coffee Break

11.40-13.00 – Session 2. The Emergence of a World Economy (I)

Tirthankar Roy (London School of Economics) and Giorgio Riello (University of Warwick), Trade and the Emergence of the World Economy, 1500-2000

Bernd-Stefan Grewe (Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg), Global Commodities and Commodity Chains

13.00-14.00 - Lunch

14.00-16.00 – Session 3. Divergence in Global History (II)

Kaoru Sugihara (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)), Varieties of Industrialization: An Asian Regional Perspective

Maxine Berg (University of Warwick), From Wages and the Standard of Living to Consumer Culture: Consumption and Global History

Patrick O'Brien (London School of Economics), The Evolution and Consolidation of a European Cosmography for the Discovery

16.00-16.30 – Coffee break

16.30-18.30 – Regional Perspectives to Global Economic Change (I)

Gareth Austin (Cambridge University), Africa: Economic Change South of the Sahara, since c. 1500

Alejandra Irigoin (London School of Economics), The Americas: The White Elephant in the Room of the Great Divergence

Peer Vries (University of Vienna), Europe in the World, 1500-2000

18.30-19.15 – Pre-dinner Reception

Celebration of a global project: The History of Economic History

Saturday 28 May

9.00-10.20 – Session 4. The Emergence of a World Economy (II)

Alessandro Stanziani (EHESS), Labour Regimes and Labour Mobility, 17th to 19th Centuries

John McNeill (Georgetown University), The Environment and the World Economy since 1500

10.20-10.50 – Coffee break

10.50-12.50 – Regional Perspectives to Global Economic Change (II)

J. Thomas Lindblad (Leiden University), Changing Destinies in the Economy of Southeast Asia

Debin Ma (London School of Economics), Economic Change in East Asia in 1700-1950

Bishnu Gupta (University of Warwick), India and the Great Divergence: Colonization and Structural Change

13.00-13.30 – Final discussion by Kent Deng (London School of Economics), Pat Hudson (Cardiff University) and Masayuki Tanimoto (Tokyo University).

13.30 - Lunch