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


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
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. Garlock" PRESENTATION
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

Lunch          12:45 – 14:00

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

Dinner 19:00 Mövenpick   Hotel   Münster,   Kardinal-von-Galen-Ring   65, 48149 Münster
 
 
 

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