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VI Banco de España Seminar in Economic History

8 October 2020
Banco de España, Madrid


The VI Seminar in Economic History took place past October 8th 2020, in the Banco de España headquarters in Madrid.

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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8 October 2020
09.00 - 09.45
Keynote speech

Welcome address and chair: Oscar Arce (Director General for Economics, Statistics and Research, Banco de España)

Lessons from medieval monetary policy for today
Nathan Sussman (Graduate Institute of Geneva).

Presentación Nathan Sussman File PDF: Opens in a new window (4 MB)

09.45 - 10.55

Chair: Pablo Martín-Aceña (Universidad de Alcalá)

The value of a quote. Stock market listing for sovereign bonds, 1872-1911
Pedro Rui Esteves (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) | Marc Flandreau (University of Pennsylvania)

Presentación Pedro Rui Esteves, Marc Flandreau File PDF: Opens in a new window (2 MB)

Discussant: Juan Flores (Université de Genève)

The war next door or the Reds are coming: the Spanish civil war and the Portuguese stock market
Diogo Leitão | João Pereira | José Tavares (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) | Jaime Marques Pereira (Bocconi University)

Discussant: Elena Martínez (Universidad de Alcalá)

10.55 - 11.10
11.10 - 12.20

Chair: Galo Nuño (Banco de España)

International banks: re-agents of globalization?
Wilfried Kisling (University of Oxford) | Christopher M. Meissner (University of California, Davis and NBER) | Chenzi Xu (Dartmouth College)

Discussant: María Ángeles Pons (Universidad de Valencia)

Discrimination, managers, and firm performance: evidence from ”aryanizations” in nazi Germany
Kilian Huber (Chicago Booth) | Volker Lindenthal | Fabian Waldinger (University of Munich)

Discussant: Laura Hospido (Banco de España)

Presentación Laura Hospido File PDF: Opens in a new window (640 KB)

12.20 - 12.30
12.30 - 13.40

Chair: Eva Ortega (Banco de España)

Historical wage Phillips curves File PDF: Opens in a new window (6 MB) 
Ricardo Duque (Bonn Graduate School of Economics)

Presentación Ricardo Duque File PDF: Opens in a new window (350 KB)

Discussant: Mario Izquierdo (Banco de España)

Paving the way to modern growth? Evidence from Bourbon roads in Spain
Miquel-Ángel García-López (Autonomous University of Barcelona & Institut d’Economia de Barcelona) | Alfonso Herranz-Loncan (University of Barcelona) | Filippo Tassinari | Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal (Autonomous University of Barcelona & Institut d’Economia de Barcelona)

Presentación Miquel-Ángel García-López, Alfonso Herranz-Loncan, Filippo Tassinari y Elisabet Viladecans-Marsal  File PDF: Opens in a new window (1 MB)

Discussant: Marta Santamaría (University of Warwick)

Presentación Marta Santamaría File PDF: Opens in a new window (108 KB)