Call for Papers - “Institutional Responses to Financial Crises 1870 to 2017”

YSI Economic History Workshop

May 12–13, 2017 | 13:00 – 14:00 Download .ics

New York City | Institute for New Economic Thinking

The Economic History Working Group and the Financial Stability Working Group are organizing a two day seminar on May, 12th-13th in New York. The theme for the will be "Institutional responses to financial crises 1870 to 2017".

The Global Financial Crisis interrupted what seemed to be a long period of stability and has presented policymakers with unexpected challenges. History provides us with many examples of how institutions have dealt with such crises. We will be starting after lunch on May, 12th 2017 and ending by 2pm on May, 13th. The format will entail 20 minutes presentation followed by 10 minutes discussion. This is an opportunity for young scholars and early stage researchers to get feedback on their work from a specialised audience. A keynote speaker is also planned and more information will follow shortly. Please send an email to [email protected] to submit your presentation proposal (short abstract, maximum 200 words and CV). The submission deadline is 31 March 2017 and we will get in touch with a presentation date early April. We are inviting research concerned with any aspects of policy responses to crises or financial unrest, from the Gold Standard to today, in any geographical region. But we are especially interested in topics that have implications for today’s policy questions on financial stability, such as monetization of debt overhang and regulatory responses to banking crises. We invite institutional, narrative, theoretical, and empirical research in macroeconomic and financial history. Topics of interest are wide-ranging and include: the history and origins of monetary, fiscal, and financial institutions and markets; monetary and exchange rate regimes (specie, fiat); fiscal regimes; the history of central banks and monetary policy; and the relationship between macroeconomic regimes and policy in causing or correcting major economic and financial disturbances (depressions, recessions, inflations, deflations, and financial crises) as well as influencing economic growth. The studies can be country specific, comparative, or global. Furthermore, because of the dialectics of new economic thinking and institutional changes, we encourage researchers in the field of history of economic thought to submit an abstract and/or join the discussion.  There will be limited funding from INET for US and international participants so please mention in your application if you would need funding and where you would be flying from. Register to join our global community on and get information about future events of the Economic History working group.