Political and Economic Development in Europe, 1300-1800

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Treasure Room

Dabney Hall

California Institute of Technology




Mauricio Drelichman (UBC)

Lending to the Borrower from Hell: Debt and Default in the Age of Philip II, 1556-1598



Oscar Gelderblom (Utrecht)

How to Beat (Very) Imperfect Markets? Re-thinking the Comparative Study of Commercial Institutions in Pre-modern Europe




Tracy Dennison (Caltech)

Contractual Transactions in Imperial Russia: the Role of Enforcement


12:30pm Lunch at The Athenaeum, West Room



Francesca Trivellato (Yale)

Sephardic Merchant Networks in the Early Modern Mediterranean and Beyond


Dan Bogart (UC-Irvine)

The Political Supply of Property Rights: Parties, MPs, and the Chartering of Road and River Authorities in England, 1690-1750


6:00pm Dinner at Mission 261

261 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776


Format: Papers will be posted on the web, presenters will get 10 minutes to present a perspective on their paper and then we will have discussion.