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AALAC/Mellon 23 Collaborative Workshop

Date: 
Friday, April 26, 2013 to Sunday, April 28, 2013

Change and Continuity: Economic History in the Liberal Arts Context

Schedule

Friday
7:00  Dinner (Location: The Granville Inn)
Saturday
8:00-8:45 Breakfast (Location: Barney-Davis Board Room)
8:45-10:15 Session 1: The Rule of Law: Legislation and Institutions
10:15-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Session 2: Money and Banking
12:15-1:45 Lunch: Integrating teaching and research in economic history - Featuring Rick Steckel (Location: Sigma Chi House)
2:00-3:30 Session 3: Southern Exposure: U.S. Involvement in Latin American and Caribbean Development
3:30-4:00 Coffee break
4:00-5:30 Session 4: Mid-Century Modern: Housing and Insurance in the 20th century US
6:30 Informal Reception (Location: Faculty Common Patio, Burton Morgan)
7:00 Dinner and Keynote Speaker Price Fishback: "Housing Reform During the 1930s" (Location: Faculty Common Room, Burton Morgan)
Sunday
9:00-11:00 Breakfast (Location: The Granville Inn)                                     Roundtable discussion: Economic history and the Liberal Arts
 
 
Session 1: The Rule of Law: Legislation and Institutions
 
Jessica Hennessey (Furman) and John Wallis
Title: The Special Nature of General Laws in American History
Discussant: Jenny Bourne (Carleton)
 
 
Latika Chaudhary (Scripps) and Anand V. Swamy (Williams)
Title: A Policy Response to Predatory Lending in Colonial India: The Deccan Agriculturists’ Relief Act
Discussant: Nakul Kumar (Denison)
 
 
Session 2: Money and Banking
 
Martha Paas (Carleton)
Title: Using Broadsheets to Research an Early Modern Inflation in Germany, 1619-23
Discussant: Bob Prasch (Middlebury)
 
 
Andrew Jalil (Reed/Occidental)
Title:  Monetary Intervention Really Did Mitigate Banking Panics during the Great Depression:  Evidence Along the Atlanta Federal Reserve District Border.
Discussant: Kerry Pannell (DePauw)
 
 
Session 3: Southern Exposure: U.S. Involvement in Latin American and Caribbean Development
 
Leticia Arroyo Abad (Middlebury) and Noel Maurer
Title: Charter Cities and Fiscal Receiverships: Lessons from the U.S. in Latin America, 1904-1934
Discussant: Sarah Pearlman (Vassar)
 
Alan Dye (Barnard)  
Title: Where are All the Yankees? Ownership and Entrepreneurship in Cuban Sugar, 1898-1929
Discussant: Steve Nafziger (Williams)
 
 
Session 4: Mid-Century Modern: Housing and Insurance in the 20th Century US
 
Dan Fetter (Wellesley)
Title: The Home Front: Rent control and the rapid wartime increase in home ownership
Discussant: Price Fishback (University of Arizona)
 
 
John Murray (Rhodes)
Title: So far from all accident possibility removed: Selection bias reversal in 20c maternity insurance coverage 
Discussant: Melissa Thomasson (Miami University) 
Posted Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013