European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH) and the National Bank of Romania are co-sponsoring a conference, to be held 7-9 June, 2012, in Bucharest, on "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 conference 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?The full announcement is available here. Proposals should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 19, 2011.