Call for papers "Economic and social aspects leading to the modern economy" at the 5th Latin American Economic History Congress, July 19-21 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Call for Papers
July 19, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, Labor History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Urban History / Studies

One important issue in the debates on long-run economic growth is the growth in GDP per capita. Sustained economic growth is an aspect that has obtained considerable attention in the academic literature. However, additional factors that are linked to the move towards sustained economic growth regimes may also be central to better understand current regional disparities. These factors are in particular societal changes which have – to a relevant degree – been explored in different academic communities.

For this reason, this session intends to assemble a range of papers that consider these additional aspects. Among others, these additional aspects are or are related to fertility changes, human capital formation, structural change, the rise of corporations, changes in salaried labour and the rise of capital markets. The session aims at promoting and generating an integrated understanding of these diverse aspects. Therefore, those papers will be prioritised in the selection process that take a comparative approach and consider questions such as: how widespread was this aspect in the region? How does Latin America compare in this aspect with other world regions? What was the relationship between some of these aspects in particular places? What were the mechanisms which linked these aspects to economic growth?

In this way, the session has the goal to unite works of research from different areas and traditions that share the common interest in better comprehending the move to the modern economy.

Abstract submission will be closing on March 1th. Please limit your abstract to 300 words and submit it to Papers in Spanish and Portuguese are also welcome.

For further information on the venue and conference registration see: For any questions regarding the panel, please get in touch with the session organizers.

Session organizers:

Ralph Hippe

Javier Mejía (Universidad de los Andes - Colombia)

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