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Joint CEPR and Seventh Banco de España Economic History Seminar

8 October 2021
Banco de España, Madrid

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The VII Seminar in Economic History took place past October 8th 2021. This year the event was held online.

The annual Seminar in Economic History of the Banco de España aims to bring together scholars from all over the world to discuss current academic work. The programme aims to contribute to the progress of the discipline, providing new insights in several historical periods and areas of investigation.

 

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Presentations

8 October 2021
 
09.00 - 09.10
Welcome address and chair: Juan Peñalosa (Director of the Statistics Department, Banco de España)
09.10 - 10.40
FIRST SESSION

Chair: Pablo Martin-Aceña (University of Alcalá)
 
The aftermath of sovereign debt crises: a narrative approach File PDF: Opens in a new window (1 MB)
Rui Esteves | Jason Lennard (London School of Economics) | Sean Kenny
The aftermath of sovereign debt crises: a narrative approach Slides File PDF: Opens in a new window (597 KB)
 
One hundred years of CIP deviations
Olivier Accominotti (London School of Economics and CEPR) | Jason Cen | David Chambers | Victor Degorce

11.00 - 12.30
SECOND SESSION

Chair: Stephen Broadberry (Oxford University)

Revisiting the Cobden-Chevalier network trade and welfare effects File PDF: Opens in a new window (1 MB)
Jacopo Timini (Banco de España)
Revisiting the Cobden-Chevalier network trade and welfare effects Slides File PDF: Opens in a new window (1 MB)
 
Measuring the carnation revolution: a synthetic control analysis of economic crisis in Portugal (1974-1980) File PDF: Opens in a new window (515 KB)
Luciano Amaral (Nova school of business and economics) | Bruno Lopes Marques | João Pereira dos Santos

13.30 - 14.15
THIRD SESSION

Chair: Eva Ortega (Banco de España)
 
Local institutions and human capital formation in pre-industrial economies: evidence from the former kingdom of Valencia File PDF: Opens in a new window (1 MB)
Alfonso Díez-Minguela (Universitat de València) | Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia | Alicia Gómez-Tello | Julio Martinez-Galarraga | Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat
Local institutions and human capital formation in pre-industrial economies: evidence from the former kingdom of Valencia Slides File PDF: Opens in a new window (820 KB)

14.30 - 16.00
FOURTH SESSION

Chair: Soledad Núñez (Banco de España)
 
The economic consequences of the opium war File PDF: Opens in a new window (10 MB)
Wolfgang Keller (University of Colorado and CEPR) | Carol H. Shiue

Despotism in Africa: centralized or decentralized? File PDF: Opens in a new window (1 MB)
Jutta Bolt (University of Groningen and CEPR) | Leigh Gardner | Jennifer Kohler | Jack Paine | James A. Robinson
 
Farewell conclusions