CALL FOR PAPERS: TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIONS IN ECONOMIC HISTORY
The 2004 Economic History Association Meetings Joel Mokyr, President
September 10-12, 2004 The Fairmont San Jose San Jose, California
The program committee – B Zorina Khan (Chair), Kerry Odell, Joyce Burnette, and Joachim Voth – invites paper proposals on all topics in economic history. The committee welcomes proposals for individual papers, as well as for entire sessions. Submissions for entire sessions should include separate proposals for each paper to be presented.
Many of the sessions will be focused on the theme “Technological Change and Economic Growth in History.” The program committee encourages submissions that provide an historical or interdisciplinary perspective on key issues in technological change, social and economic innovation, productivity, and economic growth. These include (but are not limited to) studies of the rate and direction of inventive activity; research and development; convergence and divergence in regional and international economic growth; sources of productivity gains; law and technology; historical foundations of the new economy; and government policies.
Interested scholars are requested to send four copies of a 3-5 page abstract and a 150-word abstract (suitable for publication in the Journal of Economic History) to B. Zorina Khan, Department of Economics, 9700 College Station, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011 ([email protected]). If a draft of the paper is available, please send it in addition to the abstract. Papers may also be submitted online at 04.html” target=”_new”>http://www.eh.net/EHA/Meetings/prop04.html. Deadline: January 30, 2004