Wednesday, February 10, 2016

APEBH Conference Program Available

The 2016 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History (APEBH) Conference will be held at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia, at the end of this week, on February 11-13.
The theme of the conference is "Wine, Wheat and Copper? Resource booms and busts: agriculture, mining and the wider economy in historical and comparative perspective."
      The conference program has recently been posted; abstracts and, in some cases, full papers are linked from the program.
      The 2016 Noel Butlin lecture will be given by Kym Anderson of the University of Adelaide, where he is the George Gollin Professor of Economics. His topic will be "Mining’s Impact on Australia’s Agricultural Competitiveness: Past and Prospective." In addition, Jari Eloranta will deliver the keynote speech at the conference dinner, on  the topic, “The Awkward Dance between Economic and Business History: Methods and Topics for Future Collaboration.”