Workshop on Recent Progress in Economic History – 8 May 2015 – University of Reading

Friday 8 May 2015 from 14.00 – 17.30 in Humanities Building G74 University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus.

Format: Six 20-minute research papers with 10 minutes discussion of each


2.00 Francesco Boldizzone (with Pat Hudson): ‘In Search of Pluralism: The Global Economic History Project (2010-15)’.

2.30 Joel Felix: War finance, profit and morality: Louis XIV’s crackdown on the financiers

3.00. Peter Scott: Bringing Affluence to the Masses; Innovations in production, marketing and value chains for consumer durables in inter-war Britain

3.30 Tea and coffee

4.00 Mike Stringer: Cash or Honour : Investment choices in Roman agriculture

4.30 Costanza Biavaschi: The Americanization of migrants’ names in 1920 New York

5.00 Mark Casson (with Catherine Casson): The economy of medieval cities: Urban property rents in Bristol, 1200-1500

5.30 END (Drinks and Dinner optional)