Call for Papers - Institutional responses to financial crises 1870 to 2017

The Economic History working group and the Financial Stability working group of the Young Scholars Initiative (Institute for New Economic Thinking – INET) are looking for abstracts for its webinar series. The theme for the webinar series is "Institutional responses to financial crises 1870 to 2017". The Global Financial Crisis interrupted what seemed to be a long period of stability and has presented policymakers with unexpected challenges. History provides us with many examples of how institutions have dealt with such crises.

The format will be a 20-minute presentation followed by questions from the audience. This is an opportunity for young scholars and early stage researchers to get feedback on their work from a global audience.

Please use the following link to submit your presentation proposal (short abstract, maximum 100 words) --- (click here for submission form) 

The submission deadline is 27 November 2016 and we will get in touch with a presentation date between January and April 2017. 

We are inviting research concerned with any aspects of policy responses to crises or financial unrest, from the Gold Standard to today, in any geographical region. But we are especially interested in topics that have implications for today’s policy questions on financial stability, such as monetization of debt overhang and regulatory responses to banking crises.

We invite institutional, narrative, theoretical, and empirical research in macroeconomic and financial history. Topics of interest are wide-ranging and include: the history and origins of monetary, fiscal, and financial institutions and markets; monetary and exchange rate regimes (specie, fiat); fiscal regimes; the history of central banks and monetary policy; and the relationship between macroeconomic regimes and policy in causing or correcting major economic and financial disturbances (depressions, recessions, inflations, deflations, and financial crises) as well as influencing economic growth. The studies can be country specific, comparative, or global. Furthermore, because of the dialectics of new economic thinking and institutional changes, we encourage researchers in the field of history of economic thought to submit an abstract and/or join the discussion.  

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