January 2018, Workshop in Lund.

The Economic History of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

Monday 15th January

13.00 - 13.15 Introduction: Cristián Ducoing and José Peres

13.15 - 14.30 Keynotes

María del Mar Rubio -Varas

" Two decades of research in economic history, natural resources, and sustainable development"

Ann-Kristin Bergquist

" Barriers to Sustainability: A Business History Perspective."

14:30 - 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 - 16:45 Paper session 1: Natural resources and Development. Chair: Kristin Ranestad

" Natural Resources Curse in the long run? Bolivia, Chile and Peru)

in the Nordic countries’ mirror" (Ducoing, Peres-Cajías etal).

" Dynamic Natural Resources paths of economic development in Australia and Norway" (Wicken, Ville & Dean). Discussant: Marc Badia-Miró

" Copper prices in the long run" (Badia-Miró, Carreras & Ducoing). Discussant: J. Dean

" Latin American Economic Growth, a Failure. 1820-2015" (Madsen & Zaman). Discussant: Sara Torregrosa

Tuesday 16th January

Room EC2:063

8.30 - 10:00 Paper session 2: Genuine savings Chair: Ann-Kristin Bergquist

" Global Genuine Savings" (Blum, Ducoing and McLaughlin). Discussant: Dupuy

" Genuine savings and future well-being in a peripheral economy. Uruguay in the long run, 1870-2015" (Labat, Román & Willebald). Discussant: Eoin McLaughlin

" Using Genuine Savings for climate policy evaluation with an integrated assessment model " (Dupuy and Tokimatsu). Discussant: Henry Willebald

10:00 - 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 - 12.00 Paper session 3: Human Capital and Public Policies. Chair: Cristián Ducoing

" Formal education, practical learning and innovation: An empirical study of the career paths of mining workers in Norway with formal training from ca. 1860 to 1940" (Ranestad). Discussant: Mühlhoff

" Is Female Empowerment an Antidote against the ‘Resource Curse’?" (Mühlhoff & Juif). Discussant: Kristin Ranestad

” Taking off from Natural Resources” (Ducoing, Peres-Cajías & Torregrosa). Discussant: Marc Badia-Miró

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:15 Keynotes

Paul Sharp

" The Danish Agricultural Revolution and the Role of Natural Resources for Development"

Espen Storli

" The price is right? The development of pricing mechanisms for commodities in the 20th century "

14:15 - 14:30 Coffee Break

14:30 - 16:00 Paper session 4: Sustainability and Commodities. Chair: José Peres-Cajías

" Changing uses and rank orders of Finland’s and Sweden forest resources in the long-run" (Kunnas). Discussant: Cristián Ducoing

" Directed credit in a world of globalised finance: Commodity booms and state-intervention in the Bolivian financial sector" (Naqvi). Discussant: José Peres-Cajías

16:00 - 16:30 Final Discussion

Pre session LASA2018, May 22, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Facultat d’Economia i Empresa. Sala de Juntes, edifici 696. Universitat de Barcelona. Barcelona.


Education, learning and innovation in mining: a comparison of Chile and Norway: Kristin Ranestad (Lund University)


The location and production of economic geography. The case of agriculture in Uruguay (1870-2008). Pablo Castro-Scavone (Universidad de la República, Uruguay); Henry Willebald (Universidad de la República, Uruguay).


Perú: Evolución de la desigualdad regional desde fines de la era colonial Bruno Seminario (Universidad del Pacífico, Perú).


Coffee Break


Dictators and the Welfare State in Latin America 1940-1980. Sergio Espuelas (Universitat de Barcelona) and Oriol Sabaté (Lund University)


Taking off from Natural Resources. Fiscal dependency in comparative perspective: Sara Torregrosa Hetland (Lund University); José Alejandro Peres-Cajías (Universitat de Barcelona).


Why did Argentina become a super-exporter of agricultural and food products during the first globalisation (1880-1929). Vicente Pinilla (Universidad de Zaragoza); Agustina Rayes (CONICET, Argentina).


Behind copper prices. A historical perspective 1780 – 2016: Anna Carreras-Marín (Universitat de Barcelona), Marc Badia-Miró (Universitat de Barcelona); Cristián Ducoing (Lund University).

LASA2018 Congress, May 23 – 26, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain


"Behind copper prices. A historical perspective 1780 – 2016" (Carreras and Ducoing)

"Education, learning and innovation in mining: a comparison of Chile and Norway" (Ranestad)

"Taking off from Natural Resources. Fiscal dependency in comparative perspective" (Torregrosa)

"Exportaciones mineras en los países andinos, 1850-2015" (Badia-Miró and Peres -Cajías)

Una mirada a nivel subnacional de la “maldición de los recursos naturales” en el Perú: El caso del gobierno regional de Moquegua (2002-2017) (Aaron Quiñon Cardenas)

World Economic History Congress. July - August 2018

Session: Contrasting Development Paths in Latin America and Scandinavia: What Can We Learn?

Conferences in Chile, November 2018

Taking off from natural resources. Fiscal dependency in comparative perspective.

Link to the podcast

Conferencia: Fiscalidad y Recursos Naturales. Chile, Perú y Bolivia en el espejo de los países nórdicos

Sara Torregrosa y Cristián Ducoing, profesores de la Universidad de Lund, Suecia, ofrecieron una conferencia este pasado jueves 15 de noviembre, organizada por el CIDEP.

Link to the Conference summary (in Spanish)

9th Bolivian Conference on Development and Economics, SEBOL. November 2018

Special Session. Natural Resources