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We invite all researchers with an interest in economic history to submit papers for a conference at New York University Abu Dhabi on 27-29 February 2020. The conference aims to bring together scholars who seek to explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The emphasis will be on issues of interdisciplinary concern, including the causes and consequences of institutional development, technology and economic growth, trade and globalisation, and global economic divergence. We anticipate a collection of papers that cross subfields and methods.

The conference will take place at New York University Abu Dhabi. Accommodation during the conference will be provided and there is no registration fee. Assistance with travel expenses will be available and will be allocated on the basis of need: if you require assistance with funding to be able to attend, please make a note of this in the submission form. We would be grateful if participants are able to support any costs themselves, as we will then have a larger budget to support junior scholars.


Authors who are CEPR members can upload their submission on https://portal.cepr.org/cepr-nyuad-workshop-economic-history. If you do not currently have a CEPR profile, please create a new profile here https://portal.cepr.org/user/register and then click on the registration link above. The deadline for submissions is Friday 13 December 2019.

If you have any difficulties registering for this meeting, please contact Mandy Chan, Senior Events Officer at mchan@cepr.org or +44 20 7183 8804.

We will expect accepted participants to submit full papers by Thursday 30 January 2020, so that they can be circulated to all participants.

Scientific Committee:

Robert C. Allen, Stephen Broadberry, Jonathan Chapman, Christopher Paik, Melanie Meng Xue

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 to Saturday, February 29, 2020

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