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The Working Group “Labour in Mining” welcome proposals for the session "Impact of mining: economic activities, labour markets, living conditions, environmental problems (18th-21st century)", to be submitted to the 4th ELHN Conference-WORCK, 30.8.-3.9.2021, Vienna University.
We welcome paper proposals for the session “Business and Finance in Turbulent Times: The Developing World in the 1970s and 1980s” to be submitted to the 2nd call of the 2022 WEHC-Paris.
Organisers: Carlo Edoardo Altamura (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva) and Sebastian Alvarez (University of Oxford)
Συνέδριο “Ηθική και οικονομία”
11-12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2020
Ινστιτούτο Μεσογειακών Σπουδών – Ίδρυμα Τεχνολογίας και Έρευνας, Ρέθυμνο
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This project explores the extent to which the memory or absence of memory, of previous financial crises can explain practices threatening the stability of the financial system. This will provide a major contribution to the understanding of the causes of financial crises, in particular the Global Financial Crisis, by helping to understand the behaviour of financial agents, marked by recurrent waves of over-confidence and excessive risk-taking, and why regulators fail to maintain financial stability.
The Datini Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of a new series, Datini Studies in Economic History. Published by Firenze University Press Scientific Cloud, this new open-access series represents a major advancement in how we disseminate our publications.
The first issue of Journal of Applied History, vol. 1/1-2 (Jun. 2020) is published.
Individuals are eligible for free access to the Journal of Applied History until 31 December 2021, using access token JOAH4U.
In 2020, one selected candidate will be the beneficiary of a 3-year working contract with all benefits attached. The contract includes high level interdisciplinary, intersectoral, and international training with personalized career development plan involving soft-skills training, secondments and mentoring. Over 50 partner organisations actively support this programme.
The position is based on an individual project: Financial Integration in Europe during the 19th-20th Centuries, in the PhD programme of Economics and Business.
The Association of Print Scholars (APS) Publication Grant supports the publication of innovative scholarly research about printmaking across all time periods and geographic regions. The grant carries a maximum award of $2,000 and is funded through the Association of Print Scholars and the generosity of C.G. Boerner and Harris Schrank.
Since the 1980s that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has specialised in interventions in developing countries. But that was not the typical situation in the previous 40 years of existence of the organisation. From 1945 to the 1980s the IMF signed Stand-by arrangements with both developing and developed countries and conducted sometimes quite large adjustment programmes in the latter (such as those in Italy and the UK in 1977). Those interventions were much lighter in terms of conditionality than what became common after the 1980s: their main purpose was to give quick support to countries facing balance of payments crises in order to help them keep the par value of their exchange rates within the context of the Bretton Woods system.
Due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 epidemic crisis, the Organising Committee of the 40th Conference of APHES has decided to postpone the conference. The chosen new dates are 9 and 10 July 2021, and the venue and theme remain the same. Paper and panel proposals already submitted may be considered for the new dates if the proponents who have made them want to. If not, they can be replaced by new proposals.
This panel focuses on how financial resources were collected and allocated in order to fund and run healthcare institutions. The aim is to examine which ‘business models’ were better able to meet the large and increasing costs, caused by population pressure and secular trends, and which factors determined the emergence of diverse types of financing healthcare in the long run (14th - 21st cc). Over time public, private and mixed forms of supporting unraveled: historical evidence shows for instance the changing role played by governments, shifting from the ‘minimum State’ before 19th century, to the central function played by the State later, when it became the chief provider of public services including also healthcare. When medical care services were provided to large proportions of the population, costs increased. This was also due to the fact that because technology initially hardly affected healthcare, its productivity increased only slightly, keeping unit costs high, as Baumol masterly proved. Attention will therefore also go to how more advanced healthcare institutions managed to finance and adopt scientific and technological innovations.
In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has become a simultaneous health and economic crisis of unparalleled magnitude. The COVID-19 pandemic will doubtless have many life-altering short- and long-term effects related to health. Researchers around the world have turned their attention to examining the causes and consequences of the current pandemic as it unfolds, as well as to drawing on prior disease outbreaks for lessons that may be relevant today.