ACCOUNTING FOR THE WEALTH OF NATIONS: HISTORY AND THEORYTuesday 30 Apr 2019
University of Southern Denmark, Odense
25-26 April 2019
The CEPR Economic History and Macro Growth Programmes are getting together for a joint conference on understanding differences in living standards between nations. The conference will take place at SDU to mark the 10th Annual Workshop on Growth, History and Development, in collaboration with the Danish Institute for Advanced Study and in collaboration with CAGE, also marking its 10th year of operation. Economic historians have recently made much progress in reconstructing historical national accounts and quantifying other economic variables for the last millennium. This work has implications for the stylised facts that growth economists seek to explain in their analysis. At the same time, it is important for economic historians to keep abreast of the latest research in growth economics, since new analysis may identify new variables on which relevant historical evidence can be collected. The conference will feature some keynote lectures summarising recent developments in economic history and growth economics as well as current frontier research in both programmes. Confirmed speakers include Antonio Ciccone, Morgan Kelly, Bob Allen, David Miles, Guido Alfani, Sheilagh Ogilvie, Kevin O’Rourke and Jaume Ventura.