Financial Markets and Financial Regulation: Sources of Instability of Growth? International Historical Perspectives

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The following is the program for a two part workshop, consisting of a one day meeting in Munster, Germany and a follow-up meeting at the World Economic History Congress in Stellenbosch, July 2012. Papers and presentations from the Stellenbosch portion of the meeting will also be posted below when available. For information about the WEHC 2012, go to http://www.wehc2012.org/

Organizers:

  • Martin T. Bohl, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster
  • Pierre L. Siklos, Wilfrid Laurier University
    and Viessmann European Research Centre, Waterloo, Canada

Program

Thursday, April 12

Opening Session

09:00 – 09:15: Words of Welcome, Pierre L. Siklos
Session I Banking Chair: Pierre L. Siklos, Wilfrid Laurier University
and Viessmann European Research Centre, Canada
09:15 – 10:00: Country Banking in the Great Depression in the U.S.: Re- examining the Work of Fred L. GarlockPresentation
Hugh Rockoff, Rutgers University, USA
10:00 – 10:45: “The Conservatism of British Banks in the Interwar Period Re- examined”
Presentation Paper
Haelim Park, University of California at Irvine, USA
10:45 – 11:15: Coffee Break
Session II Financial Markets Chair: Martin T. Bohl, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster
11:15 – 12:00: When the Music Stopped: Transatlantic Contagion During the Financial Crisis of 1931
Presentation
Patrick Van Horn, New College of Florida, USA
12:00 – 12:45: “The Restoration of the Gold Standard after the US Civil War:
A Volatility Analysis”
Presentation
Martin Uebele, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster
12:45 – 14:00: Lunch
Session III Crisis Periods Chair: Martin Uebele, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster
14:00 – 14:45: Liquidity Provision during the Crisis of 1914: Private and Public Sources
Presentation
Ellis Tallman, Oberlin College, Oberlin and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, USA
14:45 – 15:30: “What Do Financial Crises Do? U.S. Evidence from the Great Depression”
Albrecht O. Ritschl, London School of Economics, UK
15:30 – 16:15: “Greece in the Great Depression: Lessons from History”
Presentation
George Chouliarakis, University of Manchester, UK
16:15 – 16:30: Coffee Break
Session IV Business Cycle and Banking Chair: Hugh Rockoff, Rutgers University, USA
16:30 – 17:15: Business Cycles in South-East Europe 1870–2000: A Bayesian Dynamic Factor Model
Presentation
Matthias Morys, University of York, UK
17:15 – 18:00: From Competition to Cartel: Bank Mergers in the U.K. 1885 to 1925
Presentation
Narly R.D.Dwarkasing, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
19:00: Dinner Mövenpick Hotel Münster, Kardinal-von-Galen-Ring 65, 48149 Münster
 
 
 

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