Friday, July 29, 2011

CFP: EABH Workshop for Young Scholars

The European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH) and GREThA (Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théorique et Appliquée) at the University of Bordeaux will co-sponsor the third EABH Workshop for Young Scholars, to be held in Bordeaux in spring 2012. The topic will be "Public Policies and the Direction of Financial Flows." The call for papers states:
Many times in history, public authorities have decided to pursue economic policies (mainly development policies) by directing the financial flows of the economy. The central idea of the workshop is to study this phenomenon using a comparative approach. The basic question to be addressed is therefore: Why and how did non-market forces (states, local authorities, international authorities, technical bodies) manage to direct financial flows so as to achieve specific goals, mainly related to economic development? . . . Such management of financial flows may be achieved with a great variety of instruments, from laws to plans to regulations to government decisions to moral suasion. Most often, these devices coexist with other forms of economic regulation (on prices, investments, foreign trade, etc.), yet the focus of the papers should be on financial flows and possibly on how the management of those interacted with other forms of regulation.
Papers, which should be sent via email to info@bankinghistory.de, must be submitted no later than January 30, 2012. Authors of papers of "sufficient quality and relevance to the key issues" will be invited to present their work at the EABH annual conference, which has the same topic, to be held in Bucharest in June 2012. Please see the full call for papers for further details. Those interested can also see the program from the second Workshop, held last March in Rotterdam.
Update, 10/11/11: The date for the workshop has now been set as March 16, 2012.