Tuesday, April 5, 2011

EBHS Program Now Available

The conference program for this year's meeting of the Economic and Business Historical Society, to be held April 14-16 in Columbus, Ohio, has now been posted on the Society's website. Participants familiar to BHC members include R. Daniel Wadhwani (on the origins of the Indian IT sector), Janice Traflet (on Charles Merrill re-evaluated), Jari Eloranta (on interwar demand for military spending), Mark Billings (on British retail banking, 1945-1970), and Lynne Pierson Doti (on the housing boom in 1970s California). The keynote speaker is Richard Steckel of the Ohio State University, whose talk is entitled “Keeping Score: New Biological Measures of the Standard of Living.”