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9th BETA Workshop in Historical Economics

"New Data, Methods and Theories in Cliometrics"
Strasbourg, 3-4 May 2013.

The 2013 annual BETA-Workshop in Historical Economics will be hosted by the University of Strasbourg from 3 to 4 May and organised in association with the Bureau d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (BETA), the Association Française de Cliométrie (AFC) and Cliometrica (Springer Verlag).

Keynote speaker for the 9th Edition is Leandro PRADOS de la ESCOSURA, Professor of Economic History, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid (a short CV is appended below).

Contact for practical matters : Claude DIEBOLT, cdiebolt



Keynote speaker : short CV

Leandro PRADOS de la ESCOSURA (Spain, 1951), D. Phil. (Oxford University) and Ph.D. (Universidad Complutense, Madrid), Professor of Economic History and Researcher at the Figuerola Institute at Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. He is also a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

He has taught at Georgetown University and University of California, San Diego. Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford and the London School of Economics, and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute.

He served as President of the European Historical Economics Society - EHES (2001-2003) and as Trustee of the Cliometric Society (1990-1993) and EHES (1991-1995). He belonged to the Executive Committee of the International Economic History Association, 2006-2012.

He is currently an Editorial Board member of Explorations in Economic History, Cliometrica, and the Série AF - Histoire Economique Quantitative of the journal Economies et Sociétés, and served at the European Review of Economic History (1997-2010). He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committees of the European Review of Economic History and the Scandinavian Economic History Review. He is a former editor of Revista de Historia Económica/Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History (1991-1994) and currently a member of its Board of Trustees.

He has contributed to the main journals in economic history and published and edited books on growth and retardation in Spain, the economic consequences of Latin American independence, the costs and benefits of European imperialism, and British exceptionalism at the time of the Industrial Revolution.

His current research interests are freedom and well being in historical perspective ; growth, inequality, and welfare in Latin America since independence ; long-run growth and human development in Africa ; wellbeing and inequality in pre-industrial Spain.

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