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Fourth ASE Annual Meeting

The fourth ASE Annual Meeting has been held on June 7-8, 2019, hosted and co-organised by the Dipartimento di Economia Marco Biagi.

Fourth ASE Annual Meeting

June 7-8, 2019.

Dipartimento di Economia Marco Biagi, Viale Berengario 51, aula 4/ala est




12:00−14:00 Registration & buffet lunch

14:00−14:30 Welcome Address and Opening remarks:

Giovanni Vecchi, University of Rome Tor Vergata and President, ASE; Alessandro Nuvolari, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Editor, Rivista di Storia Economica

14:30−16:30 2019 ASE Economic History Workshop (session 1):
Chair: Stefano Fenoaltea (Torino)
Francesco Fiore Melacrinis (Sapienza), From Convergence to Divergence: Real Wages in the Kingdom of Naples, 1800-1860
Laura Panza (Melbourne), Atlantic Trade and the Decline of Conflict in Europe: Evidence from 250 Years of Data
Jonathan Chapman (NYUAD), Rural Elites and Poor Law Policy in Late Victorian England

16:30−17:00 Coffee break

17:00−19:00 2019 ASE Economic History Workshop (session 2)
Chair: Alfredo Gigliobianco (Banca d'Italia)
Gaspare Tortorici (Trinity College Dublin), Post-Disaster Migration. Evidence from the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake
Brian A'Hearn (Oxford), Border Effects in Italy’s Political and Economic Unification
Alberto Baffigi (Banca d'Italia), Valuation and Return:  the Italian Housing Market, 1927-2015

19:00−20:30 Cocktail party

20:30 ASE Dinner


8:30−10:30 Roundtable: The Economic Development of Europe's Regions. A Quantitative History since 1900

Invited speaker: Nikolaus Wolf, Humboldt

Chair: Emanuele Felice, Chieti-Pescara

Discussants: Roberto Basile, L'Aquila; Carlo Ciccarelli, Tor Vergata.

10:30−11:00 Coffee break

11:00−12:30 Fourth Keynote Lecture ASE: Economic History: ‘An Isthmus Joining Two Great Continents’

Cormac O'Grada, University College Dublin

12:30−13:30 Buffet lunch

13:30−16:00 ASE Seminar Presentations: Quantitative Methods in Business History
Chair: Alberto Rinaldi (Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Introduction: Andrea Colli (Bocconi)
Anna Spadavecchia (Reading), A Prosperous Co-Existence: Independent and Corporate Innovation in Britain’s Regions, 1918-1932
Angelo Riva (EBS-Paris & PSE), Banks and Networks: Some Cases
Alessandro Nuvolari (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna), What Makes a Successful (and Famous) Entrepreneur? Historical Evidence from Italy (XX-XXI Centuries)

16:00−16:15 Coffee break

16:15−18:30 ASE official meetings


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