December 10, 2010
I’m trying to become a keen wikipedian. So here are the articles I’ve contributed to so far.
The bank of Scali
Chronology of European banking (in French, article still not up to standards will be working on it).
The economy of Corsica (in French, already a few years old, should be updated).
Economic history (in French, section on proto-industry)
December 9, 2010
Hoffman, Philip T., Gilles Postel-Vinay and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal (2001) Notaries, Banking and the Expansion of Credit in Old-Regime Paris, chapter 7 in Priceless Markets. The Political Economy of Credit in Paris, 1660-1870. University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London; p.136-176.
Some of the ideas developed in this chapter have been presented elsewhere, so this summary concentrates on the what’s new.
Evidence indicates that in the second quarter of the 18th century, some Parisian notaries were venturing away from the role of brokers between creditors and debtors they had acquired since the mid 1600s. In effect some of them were filling the position left empty by the absence of deposit banks (p.138). They were accepting interest-bearing deposits redeemable on demand and investing the money in different longer term assets such as bills of exchange, government debt and loans to individuals.
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May 25, 2010
Here’s an impressive infographic by the Chicago Tribune, on the national debt of the United States, 1940-2010.
Found via Visualizing Economics.
May 22, 2010
It’s Friday night in this side of the Western hemisphere, so, what the heck. I think you might find it funny. Here’s a bit of U. S. public debt history.
Does the average tea-party fan know better?
Found via The Big Picture.
May 7, 2010
Disclaimer: Yes, we all know that both Ben and I have neglected this blog. It is time to catch up. But until we reach the lost momentum, you’ll have to live with our publishing choices. Now, on to some news, courtesy of the Mexican Economic History Association.
Newsletter, 1 de Mayo de 2010 de la AEHE [Spanish]
Boletim do Grupo de Pesquisa em História Econômica, História Quantitativa e Georreferenciada (abril de 2010) [Portuguese]
Escuela de Verano de Historia Económica (Montevideo, diciembre 2010) [Spanish]
Conferencia de Douglas Irwin “Currencies and Crises: How Spain Missed the Great Depression” (Madrid, 11 de mayo 2010) [Spanish, English]
Conferencia “Tariffs in history” (Madrid, 13 y 14 de mayo 2010) [Spanish, English]
Segunda Circular, XXII Jornadas de Historia Economica de la AAHE (Rio Cuarto, 21 al 24 de septiembre de 2010) [Spanish]
Scholarships, prizes and job offers
Temporary Position Teaching the History of Economic Thought [English]
Doctoral scholarships at Leeds University [English]
Marcelo Rougier (dir.) Estudios sobre la industria argentina. Políticas de promoción y estrategias empresariales 2 [Spanish]
NEP-HIS 2010-05-02, 22 papers [English]
January 16, 2010
Béguin, Katia (2005) La circulation des rentes constituées dans la France du XVIIe siècle. Une approche de l’incertitude économique. Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales, 60/5 : 1229-1244.
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