Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CFP: Transportation Conference at UC Irvine

The All-University of California Economic History Group, the School of Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and the Department of Economics at UC Irvine will jointly sponsor a conference on "Transport, Institutions, and Economic Performance: Historical Perspectives," to be held December 9-10, 2011, at UC Irvine. According to the call for papers,
This conference will examine the interaction between politics, law, and transport performance as well as the complex relationship between transport and economic development. The goal is to bring together scholars studying different transport technologies and in different parts of the world  throughout the long time span from 1600 to 1950. We welcome in particular papers on direct and indirect impacts of transport innovation, the political economy of transport subsidy and regulation, organization of transportation firms, and transportation and the location of economic activity. . . . We especially welcome paper proposals from graduate students.
Those interested should submit a one-page paper proposal to Dan Bogart (dbogart@uci.edu) and William Summerhill (wrs@history.ucla.edu) by Monday, September 26, 2011. Presenters will be notified by September 30.