Over the last three hundred years, transportation has experienced a revolution in technology, investment, and management. The speed of the revolution varied dramatically across time and space depending on institutions and levels of development. Join the ALL-UC Group for a two-day conference that will examine the interaction between politics, law, and transport performance as well as the complex relationship between transport and economic development.  Speakers include scholars who study different transport technologies throughout the world spanning from 1600 to the mid-1900s.

“Transport, Institutions, and Economic Performance: Historical Perspectives”
A two-day conference

December 9 – 10, 2011
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway, Room 1517

For further information, please contact Gloria Simpson, simpsong@uci.edu or 949-824-5788.

Schedule
Friday, December 9, 2011

10:00-11:00 a.m.
"Cheap Coal and Connectivity and Industry Location in Germany 1846-1907" with Theresa Gutberlet, University of Arizona

11:00–11:15 a.m.  
Coffee

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
"The Post and Price Convergence in British India" with Sheetal Bharat, UC Riverside (with Tahir Andrabi and Michael Kuehlwein)

12:15-1:15 p.m.  
Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.
"Railroads and American Economic Growth: New Data and Theory" with Rick Hornbeck, Harvard University and Dave Donaldson

2:15-3:15 p.m.
"The Impact of Railroads on School Enrollment in Nineteenth Century America" with Elisabeth Perlman, Vanderbilt University (with Jeremy Atack and Robert Margo)

3:15-3:45 p.m.
Coffee
 
3:45-4:45 p.m.
"Cartel Organization, Price Discrimination and the Trans-Atlantic Passage, 1899-1911" with Richard Sicotte, University of Vermont (with George Deltas)

4:45-5:45 p.m.
"Monopoly and Regulation in Industrializing England: Evidence from the Infrastructure Sector" with Dan Bogart, University of California, Irvine

5:45-6:45 p.m.
Reception

Saturday, December 10th

9:00-10:00 a.m.
"The Determinants of Railway Development in Latin America Before 1914" with Alfonso Herranz Loncan, University of Barcelona (with Vincent Bignon and Rui Esteves)

10:00-10:15 a.m.  
Coffee

10:15-11:15 a.m.
"International Diffusion of Containerization as a Path Dependent Process" with Gisela Rua, UC Berkeley

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
"Railroads, the Internal Slave Trade, and the Onset of Gradual Emancipation in Brazil, 1850-1871" with Bill Summerhill, UC Los Angeles

12:15-1:15 p.m.   
Lunch

1:15-2:15 p.m.   
"What was Bad for GM was Bad for America: the Automobile Industry and the 1937-1938 Recession" with Josh Hausman, UC Berkeley
   
2:15-3:15 p.m.  
"The Road to the Market: Transport Costs and Agricultural growth in Sweden, 1734-1856" with Fredrik Bergenfeldt, University of Lund Sweden
   
3:15-3:30 p.m.
Coffee
   
3:30-4:30 p.m.  
"Turning Points in Leadership: Shipping Technology in the Portuguese and Dutch Merchant Empires" with Claudia Rei, Vanderbilt University

 

 

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