The Program in Economic History at Yale University’s Economic Growth Center will hold a mini-conference for PhD students whose research pertains to any aspect of economic history prior to 1970. The conference will be on-line from 11am to 5pm, with a one-hour lunch break, on Friday March 25th and Saturday March 26th (New Haven time).
Co-organizers for this event are Prof. Gavin Wright (Stanford) and Will Damron (Yale).
All current PhD students are welcome to apply. We hope to make this an annual event and to hold it in person in the coming years. For this first conference, we will limit consideration to students at universities in the United State or Canada. All disciplinary backgrounds are welcome; in choosing among submissions we will give priority to students in economics and history departments. We welcome research on any part of the world but will give priority to papers on the United States or Canada.
The conference will be “Clio-style.” Presenters will provide a completed paper by March 11 . Papers are limited to 20 pages of double-spaced text plus as many tables and figures as the author would like. Participants will read the papers in advance. At the conference, each author will have 10 minutes to highlight the major themes in their paper, after which there will be general discussion. There will be no formal discussants. We ask participants to participate in the entire conference.
We would like to keep the conference small, to facilitate discussion, but would consider requests from students interested in taking part in the entire conference but who do not want to present a paper.
Applications consist of a 3-page document describing the paper’s question, methods, and conclusions. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by February 25th; we will notify applicants of our decisions by March 4th.