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CEB Conference


2015 eabh Workshop for New Scholars in Financial History

eabh Workshop for New Scholars in Financial History


Brussels, March 9th and March 10th 2015


Monday March 9th

10.30-­11.00: Welcome Coffee

11.00-­12.30:Session 1

  • Pamfili Antipa (Banque de France): How Fiscal Policy Affects the Price Level: Britain’s First Experience with Paper Money. Discussant: Prof. Pierre‐Guillaume Méon
  • Victoria Barnes (University of Reading): The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree: English Bank Regulation and Branching Strategies in the Nineteenth Century. Discussant: Prof. Pierre-Guillaume Méon

12.30-­13.30: Lunch

13.30-­15.00: Keynote Speech

  • Kris Mitchener (Santa Clara University and NBER): The Great Recession as a Prism for the New Economic History of Banking.

15.00-­15.30: Coffee Break

15.30-­17.45: Session 2

  • William Quinn (Queen's University Belfast): Squeezing the Bears: Cornering Risk and Limits on Arbitrage during the British Bicycle Mania, 1896-­‐1898. Discussant: Prof. Ariane Szafarz
  • Tobias Vogelsang (London School of Economics): The Allied Distribution of Reparations after World War I Political Agency and the Performativity of Accounting. Discussant: Prof. Kim Oosterlinck
  • Andrea Papadia (London School of Economics): Sovereign Defaults during the Great Depression: New Data, New Evidence. Discussant: Prof. Kim Oosterlinck

19.30: Dinner at Mirabelle, 459, chaussée de Boondael (

Tuesday March 10th

09.00-­10.00: Senior Speaker

  • Kim Oosterlinck (ULB, SBS-­‐EM): Politics and the Conversion of French Sovereign Bonds.


  • Kalina Dimitrova (National Bank of Bulgaria): Presentation of the South-­‐East European Monetary History Data Volume.

10.15-­10.45: Coffee Break

10.45-­12.15: Session 4

  • James Lee and Filippo Mezzanotti (Harvard Business School): Bank Distress and Manufacturing: Evidence from the Great Depression. Discussant: Prof. Hugues Pirotte
  • Sébastian Alvarez (University of Geneva): Playing with Fire? Internationalization and Condition of Mexican Banks prior to the 1982 Debt Crisis. Discussant: Prof. Hugues Pirotte

12.15: Lunch followed by the visit of the Cantillon Brewery