Iberometrics

VII Iberian
Economic History
Conference

08 and 09 May 2015

This is the seventh of the Iberometrics series, which started in 2003 (Lisbon) and since then has had further editions in 2005 (Siguenza), 2007 (Valencia), 2009 (Lisbon), 2011 (Barcelona) and 2013 (Zaragoza). It is organized by the University of Porto, with the assistance of colleagues from the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa), the University of Navarra and the University of Zaragoza.

Researchers are invited to disseminate and exchange ideas on their more recent work covering any subject or period of Portuguese, Spanish or Iberian economic history, including comparative papers that consider the Portuguese and/or Spanish cases within their samples, and adopting a quantitative focus. The aim is to encourage the discussion of the latest research by scholars interested in these topics, and especially that from young researchers. Papers will be circulated to all participants prior to the meeting and published on the workshop webpage. There will be a discussant for each paper.

  • Important dates
  • Submission of the abstracts: 20th September 2014
  • Acceptance notification: 20th October 2014
  • Submission of the full papers: 8th March 2015

Abstracts/papers should be sent to iberometrics2015@fep.up.pt

08:30

Registration and delivery of documentation

09:00

Welcome Address

Pedro Teixeira (Vice Rector - Academic Affairs – University of Porto)

Aurora A.C. Teixeira, Ester Silva and Sandra Silva (Organizing Commitee)

Session I: Chair: Vicente Pinilla (Universidad de Zaragoza)

9:30

Behind the emergence of Zipf’s law:
evidence from Catalonia (1378-1991)

  • Authors: Marc Badia-Miro (Universitat de Barcelona), Pau de Soto (University of Southampton), and Jordi Vidal-Robert (University of Warwick)
  • Discussant: Rafael González-Val (Universidad de Zaragoza & Institut d’Economia de Barcelona)

10:15

The Effect of the Spanish Reconquest
on Iberian Cities

  • Authors: David Cuberes (Clark University) and Rafael González-Val (Universidad de Zaragoza & Institut d’Economia de Barcelona)
  • Discussant: Nuno Palma (LSE and Queen Mary University of London)

11:00

Coffee break

Session II (Special Session): Chair: Blanca Sánchez Alonso
(Chief Editor of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History; Universidad CEU-San Pablo)

11:30

Does military pressure boost fiscal capacity?
Evidence from late-modern military revolutions
in Europe and North-America

  • Authors: Oriol Sabaté Domingo (University of Barcelona, Department of Economic History and Institutions)
  • Discussant: Joan R. Rosés (LSE - The London School of Economics and Political Science)

12:15

A Portuguese Twist? Sovereign Debt Management
in an Emerging Country, 1870‐1890

  • Author: Rui Esteves (University of Oxford)
  • Discussant: Alfonso Herranz-Loncán (Department of Economic History, University of Barcelona)

13:00

Lunch

Session III: Chair: Jaime Reis (ICS – Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa)

14:30

Multi-scale approach to the emergence of
technological innovation waves during early
the Spanish industrialization: the case of
hydraulic turbines

  • Authors: Sergi Lozan (IPHES, Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) and Marc Badia-Miró (Departament d'História i Institucions Económiques, Facultat d'Economia i Empresa, Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Discussant: Mar Rubio (Universidad Pública de Navarra)

15:15

Portuguese economic growth (1970-2010) revisited:
the roles played by technology and (in)efficiency

  • Authors: José Afonso Mendes (Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto), Sandra T. Silva (CEF.UP, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade do Porto), and Ester G. Silva (Instituto de Sociologia, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto)
  • Discussant: Leonor Freire (ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa)

16:00

Coffee break

Session IV: Chair: Blanca Sánchez Alonso
(Chief Editor of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History; Universidad CEU-San Pablo)

16:30

Reduction of information costs in Spain:
the effects of the creation and expansion
of the public telegraph network, 1855-1930

  • Author: Carlos Santiago-Caballero (Department of Social Sciences – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Discussant: Jaime Reis (ICS – Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa)

17:15

Land Access Inequality and Education
in Pre-industrial Spain

  • Authors: Francisco J. Beltrán Tapia (University of Cambridge) and Julio Martínez-Galarraga (Universitat de València)
  • Discussant: Pedro Lains (ICS – Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa)

Session IV: Chair: Leonor Freire (ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa)

9:30

The Reconquista, Migration and the Market
for Land

  • Author: António Henriques (FEP, Universidade do Porto)
  • Discussant: Marcela Sabaté (Facultad de Economía y Empresa, Universidad de Zaragoza)

10:15

The making of a national currency. Spatial transaction costs and money market integration
in Spain (1825-1874)

  • Authors: Pilar Nogues-Marco (Department of Social Sciences, University Carlos III of Madrid) and Alfonso Herranz-Loncán (Department of Economic History, University of Barcelona)
  • Discussant: Carlos Santiago-Caballero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

11:00

Coffee break

Session VI: Chair: Alfonso Herranz-Loncán (Department of Economic History, University of Barcelona)

11:30

Portuguese demography and economic growth, 1500-1850

  • Authors: Nuno Palma (LSE and Queen Mary University of London), and Jaime Reis (ICS, Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Discussant: Joan R. Rosés (LSE - The London School of Economics and Political Science)

12:15

Seigniorage and exchange rates in the pre-Bretton Woods era (1870-1938). The periphery versus the core

  • Author: Regina Escario, Carmen Fillat and Marcela Sabaté (Department of Applied Economics, University of Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Discussant: Julio Martínez-Galarraga (Departament d'Anàlisi Económica, Facultad de Economía, Universidad de València)

13:00

Lunch

Session VII: Chair: Mar Rubio (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Pública de Navarra)

14:30

Why did Spanish regions not converge before the Civil War? Agglomeration and (regional) growth revisited: Spain, 1870-1930

  • Authors: Alfonso Díez-Minguela, Julio Martínez-Galarraga and Daniel A. Tirado-Fabregat (Universitat de València)
  • Discussant: Marc Badia-Miró (Universitat de Barcelona)

15:15

Spanish Land Reform in the 1930s: Economic Necessity or Political Opportunism?

  • Authors: Joan Rosés (Economic History Department London School of Economics and Political), Juan Carmona and James Simpson (Universidad Carlos III)
  • Discussant: Pilar Nogues-Marco (Department of Social Sciences, University Carlos III of Madrid)

16:00

Closing of the meeting

Organizing Committee

  • Aurora A. C. Teixeira Universidade do Porto
  • Ester G. Silva Universidade do Porto
  • Sandra Silva Universidade do Porto

Scientific Committee

  • Blanca Sánchez Alonso Universidad CEU-San Pablo (ES)
  • Leonor Freire da Costa ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa (PT)
  • Mar Rubio Universidad de Navarra (ES)
  • Sandra Kuntz Ficker El Colegio de México (MX)
  • Vicente Pinilla Universidad de Zaragoza (ES)
  • William Summerhill UCLA (USA)

Venue

  • Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
  • Via Panorâmica, s/n
  • 4150-564 Porto
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Accomodation

  • HF Tuela Porto
  • Rua Arquitecto
  • Marques da Silva, 200
  • 4150-483 Porto
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