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50th Anniversary Conference Programme

2015 Conference Friday 16 October - Sunday 18 October

Queen's University, Hand-Purvis Conference Room, Dunning Hall, Room 213
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 16

Noon - 12:45pm
Coffee and Registration

12:45 - 1:00pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Session 1: Celebrating 50 Years of Canadian Economic History

Chair: Frank Lewis

Marvin McInnis
The History of the CNEH and the Contributions of Malcom C. Urquhart.

Hugh Grant
Canadian Economic History since the 1930s and the Contributions of W.A. MacIntosh

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Break

2:30 - 4:00pm

Session 2: Marriage

Chair: Chris Cotton

Peter Koudijs and Laura Salisbury
Marrying for Money: Evidence from Changes in Marital Property Laws in the U.S. South, 1840-1850.

Jessica Bean and Steve Nafziger
Prostitution and the Female Labor Market in Europe, 1870-1914.

4:00 - 4:30pm
Break

4:30 - 5:30pm

Mary MacKinnon Memorial Lecture

Martha Bailey

5:45 - 7:00pm

Reception: Alan Green Fireplace Reading Room, Stauffer Library

Saturday, October 17

8:00 - 8:30am
Coffee

8:30 - 10:00am

Session 3: Health

Chair: Taylor Jaworski

Karen Clay, Ethan Schmick and Werner Troesken
Pellagra and Southern Poverty: Evidence from Two Sets of Nutritional Shocks.

Karen Clay, Joshua Lewis, and Edson Severnini
Canary in a Coal Mine: Impact of Mid-20th Century Air Pollution on Infant Mortality and Property Values.

10:00 - 10:30
Break

10:30am - 12:00pm

Session 4: Political Economy

Chair: Almos Tassonyi

Mauricio Drelichman, Jordi Vidal-Robert, Hans-Joachim Voth, Gunnar W. Knutsen, and Gustav Henningsen
A Quantitative History of the Spanish Inquisition.

Benoit Dostie and Ruth Dupré
Why Did Canada Nationalize Liquor Sales in the 1920s? A Political Economy Model and an Empirical Investigation of Seven Provincial Referendums.

12:00 - 1:00pm
Lunch

1:00 - 1:30pm
Business Meeting

1:30 - 3:00pm

Session 5: Russia and Japan

Chair: Michael Huberman

John Tang
The Engine and the Reaper: The Impact of Transportation Access on Mortality Rates in Meiji Japan.

Amanda Gregg and Steven Nafziger
Capital Structure and Corporate Performance in Late Imperial Russia.

3:00 - 3:30pm
Break

3:30 - 5:00pm

Session 6: Mobility and Human Capital

Chair: Michael Hinton

Livio Di Matteo and Herb Emery
Mobility, Economic Opportunity and Wealth Accumulation during the Wheat Boom Era: 1870 to 1930.

Chris Minns and Joan Rosés
Resource Booms vs. Structural Change: Accounting for Convergence and Divergence in Canadian Labour Productivity, 1890-2006.

6:30pm

Conference Dinner

Hosted by Frank Lewis and Donna Lounsbury, 226 Frontenac Street

Sunday, October 18

8:30 - 9:000am
Coffee

9:00 - 10:30am

Session 7: Market Integration

Chair: Chris Minns

Taylor Jaworski and Carl Kitchens
National Policies for Regional Development: Evidence from the Appalachian Development Highway System.

Byron Lew and Bruce Cater
Looking at Prices from Both Sides Now (Again): The Law of One Price and the Canada-US Border Effect in the Early 20th Century.

Richard Sicotte
Transatlantic Travel by Sea and Air, 1945-1980.

10:30 - 11:00am
Break

11:00 - 12:30pm

Session 8: Micro-Data

Chair: Ian Keay

Kris Inwood, Les Oxley and Evan Roberts
Height, Weight and Mortality in the Past: New Evidence from a Late Nineteenth Century New Zealand Cohort.

David Rosé and Bill Dorval
Caisse-Populaire and Economic Development in Quebec.

12:30 - 1:00pm
Thanks and Concluding Remarks

 

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