Gronigen FRESH Meeting 2018
Topic: Living standards in a comparative perspective
Date: 30 November and 1 December 2018
Hosting Institution: University of Groningen (RUG), Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC)
Location: Groningen, the Netherlands
Keynote Speaker: Mauricio Drelichman
Local Organizer: Bert Kramer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FRESH Organizers: Chris Colvin, Alexandra de Pleijt, Rowena Gray, and Judy Stephenson
On 30 November and 1 December 2018, the Groningen Growth and Development Centre of the University of Groningen will host a Frontier Research in Economic and Social History (FRESH) meeting. FRESH meetings are aimed at researchers in any field of economic and social history. The meetings build on the concept that scholars present their ongoing research at an early stage, i.e. normally before it becomes available as a working paper, and certainly before it is published in books or journals. The main aim of the meetings is to gather researchers in a friendly and collegial environment where they can present their research and receive constructive criticism from their peers.
The broad theme of the meeting is “living standards in a comparative perspective”, but submissions to other topics are also encouraged. The keynote speaker is Mauricio Drelichman, Associate Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia, who will present his work on the reconstruction of a long-term history of Spanish wages (co-authored with David Gonzalez Agudo).
The FRESH meeting organizers strive to accommodate as many speakers as possible. Accepted papers will receive 30 minutes each (approx. 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion).
There will be a registration fee of £60 (£30 for graduate students) for this meeting, but some financial support will be available for travel and accommodation of presenters thanks to the generosity of the European Historical Economics Society. This financial support will be allocated to graduate student presenters as a priority.
The Groningen FRESH meeting will be proceeded, on 29 November 2018, by a workshop in the honour of GGDC scholar Ben Gales, for the occasion of his retirement. This workshop will be a festive occasion where several established scholars in economic history will present work. FRESH participants are warmly invited to attend this event.
Download the Provisional Programme for Groningen FRESH 2018.