In Trade We Trust, Secretly

The seventh meeting of the Caltech Early Modern Group Treasure Room, Dabney Hall

California Institute of Technology February 28, 2014


8:30am  Coffee and pastries

9:00am  Steve Quinn (TCU), “Death of a Reserve Currency” (joint with William Roberds)


10:10am Tracy Dennison (Caltech), “The Institutional Framework of Serfdom in Russia: The View from 1861”


11:20am Greg O’Malley (UCSC), “Black Markets for Black Labor Pirates, Privateers, and Interlopers in the Early Dispersal of British Slavery” (Paper)


12:30-2:00pm Lunch in Dabney Gardens


2:00pm Juliette Levy (UCR), “A Comparative Approach to Capital Markets, Non-Bank Intermediaries, Information, and Trust” (joint with Christiaan Van Bochove) (Paper)

3:10pm Meng Zheng (UCLA), “Monopolistic Pricing and Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations: Evidence from a State-Owned Wine Enterprise in Twelfth-Century China”. (Paper)

4:20pm Francesca Trivellato (Yale), “The Organization of Trade in Europe and Asia, 1400-1800”


5:30pm End of formal proceedings


7:00pm Dinner at Mission 261 Restaurant (261 S. Mission Dr., San Gabriel · 626-588-1666)