[H-verkko] CFP: 2009 Economic History Association conference

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2009 Economic History Association conference

The 2009 Economic History Association Meetings 
Hosted by University of Arizona
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson
Tucson, Arizona,
September 11-13, 2009
Richard Steckel, President Elect

“Human Welfare: Measurement, Analysis and Interpretation”

The Program Committee—Michael Haines, Colgate University (Chair);
Jeremy Atack, Vanderbilt University; Brooks Kaiser, Gettysburg
College; and Trevon Logan, Ohio State University—welcomes proposals
for individual papers, as well as for entire sessions. Papers should
in all cases be works in progress rather than accepted or published
work. Submitters have a responsibility to let the program committee
know if the proposed paper has been submitted for publication.
Submissions for entire sessions should include no more than 3 papers
and each proposal should be submitted separately. The committee
reserves the right to determine which papers will be included in
those sessions that are accepted.
As is the rule, papers on all subjects in economic history are
welcome, but a number of sessions will be devoted to the theme 'Human
Welfare: Measurement, Analysis and Interpretation.' 

The ultimate goal of economic historians is to illuminate the
evolution of human welfare. This year’s theme promotes efforts to
unify and to find common denominators in diverse approaches to
understanding this central aspect of our past. Measurement is a
central concern, even in modern studies of this complex subject.
Among the issues to consider are the variety of approaches and how
they compare. What was the contribution of improvements in health? Of
emancipation or freedom? Of the right to vote? Of moderating the
business cycle, or reducing bank failures? Can we estimate the social
cost of inequality or crime, and of war, epidemics and other
calamities? Of consumer surplus from trade? By how much did
technological change improve welfare by making home and market
production, as well as travel, easier and safer? What was the cost of
isolation, or alternatively the benefit of cheap communication? What
are the counterfactuals most suitable for addressing these types of
questions? Of course, these ideas are merely suggestions, and we have
at our disposal a growing array of economic theories and empirical
methods to estimate how 'progress' translates into human welfare.

Papers and session proposals should be submitted online at:
http://www.ehameeting.com/submissions. Paper proposals should include
a 3-5 page précis and a 150-word abstract suitable for publication in
the Journal of Economic History. The due date is January 31, 2009.

Graduate students are encouraged to attend and the Association offers
subsidies for travel, hotel, registration, and meals, including a
special graduate student dinner. A poster session welcomes work from
dissertations in progress (application due date April 30, 2009).

The dissertation session convened by John Murray (University of
Toledo) and Steven Broadberry (University of Warwick, UK) will honor
six dissertations completed during the 2008-2009 academic year. The
submission deadline is May 31, 2009. The Alexander Gerschenkron and
Allan Nevins prizes will be awarded to the best dissertation on
non-North American and North American topics. 
For further information, check http://eh.net/eha/, which also
includes information on travel options to Tucson, the EHA meetings
page (www.ehameeting.com), or contact Meetings Coordinator Jari
Eloranta at elorantaj at appstate.edu.

Ilmoituksen lähetti: Jari Eloranta <elorantaj at appstate.edu>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 31.01.2009
Lisätietoja WWW-osoitteesta: http://ehameeting.com/