4th Meeting of the Caltech Early Modern Group

Markets and their Rules

Friday, March 4, 2011

Dabney Hall, Treasure Room


Coffee and pastries 9:00-9:30am

Morning session: 9:30-11:45am

Mathieu Arnoux (EHESS and Paris VII)

Markets in Medieval Europe: Institutions, Rules, and Social Implications Paper

Oscar Gelderblom (Utrecht University)

Introduction and Conclusion to Cities of Commerce: The Institutional Foundations of International Trade in the Low Countries, 1250-1650.  Paper

Lunch 12:00pm - TBA

Afternoon session 2:00-5:00pm

Stephen Quinn (Texas Christian University)

How Amsterdam Got Fiat Money       Paper; Appendices

Mauricio Drelichman (University of British Columbia)

Risk Sharing with the Monarch: Excusable Defaults and Contingent Debt in the Age of Philip II, 1556–1598. Paper

Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (Caltech)

Contracts and Revolution: The View from the Gard’s Notaries, 1779-1808.  Paper

Reception 6:30-7:00pm - The Athenaeum, Card Room

Dinner 7:00-9:00pm - The Athenaeum, Card Room