YSI Event

Economic History & East Asia (Joint)

Call #6 - New Economic Thinking and Asian Economic History

The Economic History working group, in collaboration with the East Asia working group, invites scholars to submit their research on alternative perspectives and different approaches to economic history.

We particularly encourage applications from young scholars working in the fields of Asian economic history. The aim of the sessions is to actively share and discuss work from different perspectives and schools of economic thought. We hope this exchange will provide fertile ground for the future study of Asian economic history using diverse perspectives, frameworks, and methodologies.

Papers inspired by institutional, feminist, Post-Keynesian and/or Marxian approaches are especially welcome, as are papers from other alternative frameworks. We want to engage a range of scholars from different backgrounds in a discussion of how economic history can be advanced through the lenses of different frameworks, both qualitative and quantitative.

In this spirit, we especially welcome papers with a comparative approach to Asian economies and that contribute to the historicization of Asian financial crisis of 1997-98 and the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and its repercussions in Asia. Ten years after the crash, the work of Economic Historians starts to reappraise the causes and impacts of the crisis, from a long-run perspective. Finally, we aim to interrogate the prevailing narratives of the Great Divergence, the period of Colonial Rule and the recent rise of China and India.

The Economic History Working Group invites young researchers to submit their abstracts in one of (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Asian Financial Crisis of 1997-98
  • Financialization in Asian History
  • The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 as History
  • Recovery from past Financial Crises
  • History of Asian Central Banks
  • Wage Stagnation, Secular stagnation, and Underconsumption: Lessons from History
  • Economic Growth
  • The Great Divergence
  • The Asian Tigers
  • Migration in Asia
  • The Rise of India/China
  • The History of Capitalism
  • Economic Inequality between the East and the West: The Role of Colonial Rule

About the economic history working group

Economic history is a vital tool for understanding economics today, particularly in the aftermath of the Great Recession. The Economic History Working Group studies institutional, narrative, theoretical, and empirical research in macroeconomics, financial, and business history.


To submit your abstract to this call, go to https://ysd.ineteconomics.org/rc. In your abstract, please clearly identify your research question, elaborate on methodology, and list your preliminary findings and/or tentative conclusions.

Apply here: https://ysd.ineteconomics.org/rc
Note: you must be logged into the YSI website to apply.
Deadline: 17 March 2019
Contact: [email protected]