& Giandomenico Piluso IV/E Business Productivity 1 Gil Montant
Trade costs in the first wave of globalization
Stock markets and business cycle co-movement in
Germany before World War I: evidence from spectral
analysis Are banks procyclical? Evidence from the Italian case,
Northern French coal companies’ performances in 1935-
45: a panel data analysis
2 Takashi Hirao The invention of tradition: corporate paternalism at the
Wills Branch of Imperial Tobacco Company IV/F Social Mobility in the Long Term
Jesper Roine The evolution of top incomes in an egalitarian society: & Daniel Waldenström Sweden, 1903-2004
Jason Long Social mobility within and across generations in Britain
3 Alastair Owens et al. The final balance: death, wealth and geography in
England and Wales, 1870-1903 Economic History Society Annual Conference 2008: call for Academic papers Economic History Society Annual Conference 2008: call for New Researchers’ Papers
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Welcome to the University of Exeter
Welcome to the University of Exeter. We recently celebrated our Golden Jubilee as a University, since our Charter was granted in 1955, although from 1922 programmes were taught at Exeter leading to degrees from the University of London. In 2005-6 the University had nearly 14,000 students, of whom some 3,500 were postgraduates. With nearly 2,900 staff, we are the largest employer in Exeter. History was taught from the earliest days and the Department of Economic History was created in 1964. Although the Department was merged with History in 1998, there is more teaching in economic and social history at Exeter than ever before.
The Streatham campus is one of the most attractive in the country and was acquired for the University in 1922. Its original nucleus was Streatham Hall (now Reed Hall), an Italianate mansion constructed in 1867 from a bequest left by a London merchant. Some 11 acres were laid out as terraced ornamental gardens surrounded by an arboretum, and additional land purchased with the result that the present estate is around 300 acres. As a registered botanic garden, it is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country with lakes, parkland and gardens. Most of the campus buildings were built in the 1960s, although the conference accommodation consists of one of the earliest buildings to be constructed, Mardon Hall, opened in 1933, and one of the most recent, Holland Hall, completed in 2004.
Exeter was one of England’s most important early modern cities, but sadly much of this physical heritage has been destroyed. Three modern building phases are evident in the city: extensive postwar reconstruction, most notably in the High Street; the Guildhall Shopping Centre of the 1970s; and the current extensive redevelopment to the south of the High Street. But the city also boasts roman walls, a splendid medieval bridge, many medieval churches, a sixteenth-century quay with a magnificent Georgian customs house, and the delightful assemblage of buildings in the Cathedral Close. You will find information about the University and the City in your conference packs, together with some suggestions for excursions.
We hope you have a very pleasant stay here and find time to explore both the campus and the city in addition to what will undoubtedly be a stimulating academic conference.
Mark Overton (Local Organiser)
Maureen Galbraith (Administrative Secretary, Economic History Society)
0900-1045 Academic Session I I/A Origins of the Welfare State I/B Early Modern Textiles I/C New Share Issues and Corporate Law I/D Money and Microcredit I/E Business Performance and Regulation
PCC 1.3 PCC 1.1
PCC 2.4 & 2.5 Newman C
PCC 1.4 & 1.5
1115-1300 Academic Session II II/A Invention in Industrial Revolution II/B London Apprenticeship II/C Currency Regimes II/D Public Finance and Balance of Payments II/E Control in the Dictatorships II/F Postwar Economic Policy