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IV Workshop - New Economic Historians of Latin America

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IV Workshop
New Economic Historians of Latin America
Fundación Ramón Areces - Madrid 2017

Friday, 20th January 



9-9.15 Welcome by host Prof. Antonio Tena and introduction by Academic Convenors

9.30-11 Session I 

9.30-10.15      Humberto Laudares (Graduate Institute) ‘Tordesillas, Slavery and the Origins of Brazilian Inequality’ Discussant: Luis Angeles (Glasgow) 

10.15-11         Fernando Arteaga (George Mason) ‘Fragmentation of an Empire: The Political Economy of Spain and its colonies in the late Bourbon period’ Discussant Alejandra Irigoin (LSE)


11-11.30 Break

11.30-13 Session II 

11.30 – 12.15  German Forero (UB) ‘The Colombian Financial Cycle, 1930-2015. A New Methodological Approach’ Discussant: Stefano Battilossi (Carlos III) 

12.15 – 13       Kristin Ranestad (Oslo) ‘The mining sector in Chile and Norway from approximately 1870 to 1940: the development of a knowledge gap’ Discussant: Mar Rubio (Navarra) 


13-14 Lunch

14-15.30 Session III 

14-14.45         Thales Pereira Z (Sao Paulo) ‘The cost of the Royal Family: the stagnation of cotton production in Brazil’ Discussant: Rui Esteves (Oxford) 

14.45- 15.30   Pablo Duarte (Leizpig) ‘Colombian Government vs. US Foreign Bond Colombian Government vs US Foreign Bond Holders: Credit restructuring after the Great Depression’ Discussant: Juan Flores (Geneva) 


15.30-15.45 Break

15.45 -16-15 Session IV

15.45 – 16-15 Javier Mejia (Los Andes) ‘Social Networks, Entrepreneurship, and Modernity. Evidence from a Historical Episode of Industrialization’ Discussant: Esteban Nicolini (Carlos III)


16.15-16.30 Break

16.30-18 Session V 

16.30-17.15    Maria Florencia Araoz (Univ. Tucuman) ‘Institutions and Economic Growth of the Argentinian Provinces in the 20th Century’ Discussant: Isabel Sanz (Zaragoza) 

17.15 -18        Marc Morgan (Paris School of Economics) ‘Growing Public in a Context of Late Development: The Rise of the Welfare State in Brazil, 1932-2013’ Discussant: Alfonso Herranz (UB)


18-18.15 Break

18.15-18.30    Closure and general comments by convenors 

18.30-19.30    Closing remarks  Jose Antonio Ocampo  (Columbia University) followed by Q&A and general discussion



The convenors gratefully acknowledge the support of GLOCREd, Globalization, Growth and Inequality,  a research network funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (ECO2015-71534 REDT)