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Economic Growth & Development: From a Historical Perspective


Conference on

​"​Economic Growth & Development: From a Historical Perspective"

(Organized by ​Jayasri Dutta, Heraklis Polemarchakis and Aditya Goenka)

Location: Economics Department, University of Birmingham, Pritchatt's Road, Birmingham B15 2TT

Date Speaker, Title and Discussant

10:45-11:00

Welcome and Coffee

​11:00-12:00

​Nicholas Crafts (University of Warwick)
Title: "​Geography and the Great Divergence: Market Access and Economic Growth in the 19th Century"
Discussant: ​Martin Weale (Bank of England)

​12:00-13:00

Leigh Shaw-Taylor (University of Cambridge)
Title: "​The escape from Malthusian Constraints in England 1300-1900"
Discussant: ​Bishnu Gupta (University of Warwick)

​13:00-14:00

​Lunch

14.00-15.00

​Christophe Chamley (Boston University)
Title: "​The Bank of England and its First Suspension of Convertibility during the French Wars"
Discussant: ​Martin Daunton (University of Cambridge)

15.00-16.00

​Toke Aidt (University of Cambridge)
Title: "​The Social Dynamics of Riots: Evidence from the Captain Swing Riots 1830-33"
Discussant: Sandeep Kapur (Birkbeck College)

​16:00-16:30

​Coffee Break

16.30-17.30

​Debraj Ray (New York University)
Title: "​Size matters but not in the way you think""
Discussant: ​Facundo Albornoz (University of Nottingham)