MAY 2012 MADRID CONFERENCE ON TRADE, POVERTY AND GROWTH IN HISTORYPublicado: 26.05.2011
MAY 2012 MADRID CONFERENCE ON TRADE, POVERTY AND GROWTH IN HISTORY
We would like to invite you to present a paper in MAY 2012 MADRID CONFERENCE
ON TRADE, POVERTY AND GROWTH IN HISTORY. We would like to discuss with you on
the trade integration of the poor countries.
Trade has always been the foundation of international integration and
globalization debates. Did globalization benefit both rich and poor nations
in the past, but the former more than the later? Or did globalization
actually hurt the periphery? The literature is divided on these questions.
Supporters stress the positive gains from trade, trade induced technology
transfers, and the attraction of foreign capital. Critics stress the negative
impact of globalization on the poor periphery through primary product price
volatility. They also point to deindustrialization forces (and inefficient
ISI policies to offset them) and the encouragement of rent-seeking (resource
This workshop aims at offering scholars working on trade in history an
opportunity to discuss their recent work thus informing these debates. It
aims to stimulate research on the relation between globalization, growth and
divergence in the “long” 19th century, from Waterloo to World War One,
and in the interwar years. We believe that the comparative experience
stimulated by the workshop will sharpen our country-specific knowledge.
The organizers welcome papers on any related issue (trade, market
integration, trade barriers and cost of transportation, market efficiency and
so on). We aim at having a geographical and time coverage as extensive as
possible. However, if workshop slots get very scarce, we will favor papers
which provide new quantitative evidence.
Giovanni Federico (EUI: Giovanni.Federico@EUI.eu)
Antonio Tena-Junguito (Carlos III: antonio.tena)
Jeffrey G. Williamson (Harvard and Wisconsin: jwilliam)
Local organizer: Antonio Tena-Junguito (Carlos III: antonio.tena)
Abstract submission: (up to 3-5 pages): December 15, 2011
Acceptance notification: January 15, 2012
Final Paper submission: March 30, 2012
We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Madrid!
Antonio, Giovanni, and Jeff