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Fourth Annual Meeting of the Association

Fourth Annual Meeting of the Association

June 7-8, 2019.

Dipartimento di Economia Marco Biagi, Viale Berengario 51, aula 4/ala est




12:00−14:00 Registration & buffet lunch

14:00−14:30 Welcome Address and Opening remarks:

Giovanni Vecchi, University of Rome Tor Vergata and President, ASE; Alessandro Nuvolari, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and Editor, Rivista di Storia Economica

14:30−16:30 2019 ASE Economic History Workshop (session 1):
Chair: Stefano Fenoaltea (Torino)
Francesco Fiore Melacrinis (Sapienza), From Convergence to Divergence: Real Wages in the Kingdom of Naples, 1800-1860
Laura Panza (Melbourne), Atlantic Trade and the Decline of Conflict in Europe: Evidence from 250 Years of Data
Jonathan Chapman (NYUAD), Rural Elites and Poor Law Policy in Late Victorian England

16:30−17:00 Coffee break

17:00−19:00 2019 ASE Economic History Workshop (session 2)
Chair: Alfredo Gigliobianco (Banca d'Italia)
Gaspare Tortorici (Trinity College Dublin), Post-Disaster Migration. Evidence from the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake
Brian A'Hearn (Oxford), Border Effects in Italy’s Political and Economic Unification
Alberto Baffigi (Banca d'Italia), Valuation and Return:  the Italian Housing Market, 1927-2015

19:00−20:30 Cocktail party

20:30 ASE Dinner



8:30−10:30 Roundtable: The Economic Development of Europe's Regions. A Quantitative History since 1900

Invited speaker: Nikolaus Wolf, Humboldt

Chair: Emanuele Felice, Chieti-Pescara

Discussants: Roberto Basile, L'Aquila; Carlo Ciccarelli, Tor Vergata.

10:30−11:00 Coffee break

11:00−12:30 Fourth Keynote Lecture ASE: Economic History: ‘An Isthmus Joining Two Great Continents’

Cormac O'Grada, University College Dublin

12:30−13:30 Buffet lunch

13:30−16:00 ASE Seminar Presentations: Quantitative Methods in Business History
Chair: Alberto Rinaldi (Modena e Reggio Emilia)
Introduction: Andrea Colli (Bocconi)
Anna Spadavecchia (Reading), A Prosperous Co-Existence: Independent and Corporate Innovation in Britain’s Regions, 1918-1932
Angelo Riva (EBS-Paris & PSE), Banks and Networks: Some Cases
Alessandro Nuvolari (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna), What Makes a Successful (and Famous) Entrepreneur? Historical Evidence from Italy (XX-XXI Centuries)

16:00−16:15 Coffee break

16:15−18:30 ASE official meetings

There are no registration fees, but ASE membership is required. Members should notify their attendance at

Do remember that at the ASE Economic History Workshop, papers will not be presented, but only discussed: to contribute to the discussion, indeed to follow it at all, those attending must have read the papers ahead of time. Papers are available to all ASE members.

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