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Conference Programme

Date: Friday, October 26 - Sunday, October 28
Location: The Banff Centre, Banff AB, Kinnear Centre, Room 201
The CNEH would like to thank the generous financial support provided by the Canadian Economics Association and the Alan G. Green Memorial Fund

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Friday, October 26
Saturday, October 27
Sunday, October 28

Friday, October 26


Lunch, Vistas Dining Room
12:00 - 1:15pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:15pm - 1:30pm

Session 1: Adapting to a Changing Environment

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Chair: Cheryl McWatters (Ottawa)

George Deltas (Illinois) and Richard Sicotte (Vermont)
  "Cartel Organization, Price Discrimination and the Trans-Atlantic Passage, 1899-1911"

Erin Fletcher (Gettysburg), Drew Murphy (Gettysburg) and Ann Carlos (Colorado)
  "The Price of a Vote: Modern Portfolio Theory and Diversification in Early 18th Century English Stock Markets"

Break, Galleria
3:00pm - 3:30pm

Session 2: Responding to Discontinuities

3:30pm - 4:45pm

Chair: David Jacks (SFU)

Laura Salisbury (Boston)
  "Women's Income and Marriage Markets in the United States: Evidence from the Civil War Pension"

James Siodla (UC-Irvine)
  "Razing San Francisco: The 1906 Disaster and the Legacy of Urban Land Use"

Break, Galleria
4:45pm - 5:00pm

Mary MacKinnon Memorial Lecture

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Introduction by Chris Minns (LSE)

Latika Chaudhary (Scripps)
"Schools and Railroads: Public Goods under the Raj"

Saturday, October 27

Breakfast, Vistas Dining Room
7:00am - 8:00am

Business Meeting
8:00am - 8:30am

Session 3: Regulating Banks

8:30am - 10:00am

Chair: Shari Eli (Toronto)

Kris Mitchener (Santa Clara) and Matthew Jaremski (Colgate)
  "The Evolution of Bank Supervision: Evidence from the US States"

Natacha Postel-Vinay (LSE)
  "What Caused Chicago Bank Failures in the Great Depression? A Look at the 1920s"

Break, Galleria
10:00am - 10:15am

Session 4: Indigenous Peoples

10:15am - 11:45pm

Chair: Frank Tough (Alberta)

Ann Carlos (Colorado, Boulder) and Frank Lewis (Queen's)
  "Exchange among Native Americans and Europeans before 1800: Strategies and Interactions"

Catherine Massey (Colorado, Boulder)
  "Standard of Living and Livestock Donation Programs in Developing Economies: Evidence from Native Alaskan Villages"

Lunch, Vistas Dining Room
Noon - 1:30pm

Session 5: Inequality in Canada

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Chair: Almos Tassonyi (Cities Centre, University of Toronto and Ryerson)

Livio DiMatteo (Lakehead)
  "Tops and Bottoms: Wealth Extremes in the Late Nineteenth Century"

John Cranfield (Guelph) and Kris Inwood (Guelph)
  "Longitudinal Analysis of Adult Stature Inequality in a Settler Society: The Case of Canada"

Break, Galleria
3:00pm - 3:15pm

Session 6: Land and Economic Performance

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Chair: Marvin McInnis (Queen's)

Alex Chernoff (Queen's)
  "1871 Productivity Differentials and the Decline of the Maritime Manufacturing Sector"

Francisco Beltrán (Oxford)
  "Commons and the Standard of Living Debate in Spain, 1860-1930"

Break, Galleria
4:45pm - 5:00pm


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Introduction: Herb Emery (Calgary)

Lee Alston (Colorado, Boulder)
"Putting Politics into Property Rights"

7:30pm TBA

Sunday, October 28

Breakfast, Vistas Dining Room
7:00am - 8:30am

Session 7: Rigidity and Diffusion

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Chair: Les Oxley (Canterbury)

Ron Harris (Tel Aviv) and Naomi Lamoreaux (Yale)
  "Contractual Flexibility within the Common Law: Organizing Private Companies in Britain and the United States"

Ben Zamzow (Arizona) and Briggs Depew (Arizona)
  "Experiment Associations and Agricultural Innovation"

Break, Galleria
10:00am - 10:15am

Session 8: Migration

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Chair: Eugene Beaulieu (Calgary)

Byron Lew (Trent) and Bruce Cater (Trent)
  "Canadian Emigration to the US, 1900-1930: Characterizing Movers and Stayers, and the Differential Impact of Immigration Policy on the Mobility of French and English Canadians"

Edward Kosack (Colorado, Boulder) and Zachary Ward (Colorado, Boulder)
  "Who Crossed the Border? The Selection of Mexican Migrants in the Early Twentieth Century"

Thanks and Concluding Remarks
11:45am - Noon

Lunch, Vistas Dining Room
Noon - 1:30pm


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