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Conference Programme

Date: Friday, October 20 - Sunday, October 22
Location: Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, room N208
The CNEH would like to thank the generous financial support provided by the Canadian Economics Association; the Department of Economics, University of Toronto;
and the Centre for the Study of the United States (University of Toronto)

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Friday, October 20

Registration: Lounge near N208
  • 12:30 - 13:15
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks 13:15 - 13:30

    Session 1: Migration

    13:30 - 15:00

    Chair: Ann Carlos (Colorado)

    Joseph Ferrie (Northwestern), Catherine Massey (Michigan), Jonathan Rothebaum (US Census Bureau)
      Do Grandparents and Great-grandparents Matter? Multigenerational Mobility in the US, 1910-2013.

    Byron Lew (Trent) and Bruce Cater (Trent)
      Canadian Migration to the US in the late Nineteenth Century: Positive Selection or Positive Opportunity?

    Alexander Persaud (Michigan)
      A (Paid) Passage to India: Quantifying the value of Upper-Caste Status.

    Break

    15:00 - 15:15

    Session 2: Animals

    15:15 - 16:15

    Chair: Byron Lew (Trent)

    Donna Feir (Victoria) Rob Gillezeau (Victoria) and Maggie Jones (Queen's)
      The Slaughter of the Bison and Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains.

    Ann Carlos (Colorado)Brian Marein (Colorado) and Catherine Massey (Michigan)
      Sustainability of Reindeer Herding in Alaska and Yukon: 1900-1940 Slides

    Break

    16:15 - 16:30

    Mary MacKinnon Memorial Lecture

    16:30 - 17:45

    Introduction by Shari Eli (Toronto)

    Ran Abramitzky (Stanford)
    Cultural Assimilation during Two Ages of Mass Migration

    Reception at Department of Economics, University of Toronto

    18:00 - 19:30

    Saturday, October 21

    Breakfast/Coffee

    8:30 - 9:00

    Session 3: Murder and Freedom

    9:00 - 10:30

    Chair: Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead)

    Cornelius Christian (Brock University) and Liam Elbourne (St.Francis Xavier)
      Explaining Assassinations in Autocracies: the case of Ancient Rome

    Steven Nafziger (Williams)
      Understanding Serf Manumission in Imperial Russia, 1800-1860

    Jamein Cunningham (Portland State) Rob Gillezeau (Victoria) Douglas Williams (Wayne State)
      Don't Shoot! The Impact of Historical African American Protest on Police Killings of Civilians"

    Break

    10:30 - 10:45

    Session 4: Women, Gender and Disasters

    10:45 - 12:15

    Chair: Kris Inwood (Guelph)

    Andriana Bellou (Montréal) and Emanuela Cardia (Montréal)
      Great Depression and the Rise of Female Employment: A New Hypothesis.

    Lucienne Talba (Montréal)
      The Historical Determinants of Gender Roles in Africa.

    Krzysztof Karbownik (Northwestern) and Anthony Wray (Hitotsubashi)
    Long-run Consequences of Exposure to Natural Disasters.

    Lunch

    12:15 - 13:30

    Session 5: Canadian Mining and Manufacturing

    13:30 - 15:00

    Chair: Conelius Christian (Brock)

    Robert Petrunia (Lakehead) and Karl Skogstad (Lakehead)
      A Half-Century of Stagnation: Labour Productivity in Ontario's Gold Mining Industry.

    Ian Keay (Queen's)
      Protecting Infant Industries: Canadian Trade Patterns and Trade Policy, 1870-1913

    Alex Chernoff (Bank of Canada)
      Firm Heterogeneity, Technological Adoption and Urbanization: Theory and Measurement

    Break

    15:00 - 15:15

    Session 6: Data

    15:15 - 16:30

    Chair: Shari Eli

    Kris Inwood (Guelph)
      Family background, labour market entry, and the inheritance of opportunity in 19th century Canada.

    Ryan MacDonald (Statistics Canada)
      Long-run Datasets: Statistics Canada.

    Break

    16:30 - 16:45

    Keynote

    16:45 - 18:00

    Introduction by Gillian Hamilton (Toronto)

    Petra Moser (NYU Stern) and Barbara Biasi (Princeton)
      Effects of Copyrights on Science: Evidence from the US Book Republication Program.

    Reception/Dinner: Location CIBO Wine Bar

    Sunday, October 22

    Breakfast

    8:30 - 9:00

    Business Meeting

    9:00 - 9:30

    Session 7: Graduate Student Presentations

    9:30 - 10:30

    Chair: Karl Skogstad (Lakehead)

    Shari Eli (Toronto), Trevon Logan (Ohio State), Boriana Miloucheva (Toronto),
    Income and Health in African-America: Evidence from the Union Army Pensions

    Jelle Bruinsma (European University Institute)
      A transnational perspective on US Sovereign Debt Financing in the Dominican Republic.

    Break

    10:30 - 10:45

    Session 8: Government and the Economy

    10:45 - 11:45

    Chair: Ian Keay (Queen's)

    Fraser Summerfield (St.Francis Xavier) and Livio Di Matteo (Lakehead)
      The Scully Curve in Historical Perspective: International Evidence from 1870 to 2013.

    Vincent Geloso (Texas Tech)
      A Revolution Delayed? Pastoral Output and Tenure Institutions in Lower Canada, 1831

    Thanks and Concluding Remarks

    11:45 - 12:00

     

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