Conference Honoring Kenneth Sokoloff

Understanding Long Run Economic Growth

A Conference Honoring the Contributions of Kenneth Sokoloff

Friday, November 07, 2008
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Understanding Long Run Economic Growth:
A Conference Honoring the Contributions of Kenneth Sokoloff

Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, 2008

Organizers: Dora L. Costa and Naomi Lamoreaux
Sponsored by NBER, the All UC Economic History Group, UCLA

Friday, November 7, 2008

8:00: Continental Breakfast
8:45: Introduction
9:00: STANLEY ENGERMAN (University of Rochester and NBER)
Once Upon a Time in the Americas: Land and Immigration Policy in the New World (Joint with Kenneth Sokoloff)
Discussant: PETER LINDERT (University of California, Davis)
9:50: JAMES ROBINSON (Harvard University and NBER)
The Myth of the Frontier
Discussant: RONALD ROGOWSKI (University of California, Los Angeles)
10:40: Break
11:00: STEPHEN HABER (Stanford University and NBER)
Do Natural Resources Cause Authoritarianism: A Reappraisal of the Resource Curse (joint with Victor Menaldo)
Discussant: JEFFREY FRIEDEN (Harvard University)
11:50: DANIEL KAUFMANN (World Bank)
Topic to be announced
Discussant: DANIEL TREISMAN (University of California, Los Angeles)
12:40: Lunch
2:00: CLAUDIA GOLDIN (Harvard University and NBER)
Mass Secondary Schooling and the State: The Role of State Compulsion (joint with Lawrence Katz)
Discussant: DAVID CARD (University of California, Berkeley and NBER)
2:50: NAOMI LAMOREAUX (University of California, Los Angeles and NBER)
The Reorganization of Invention in the Early Twentieth Century U.S. (joint with Kenneth Sokoloff and Dhanoos Sutthiphisal)
Discussant: ARIEL PAKES (Harvard University and NBER)
3:40: Break
4:00: ROBERT W. FOGEL (University of Chicago and NBER)
The Impact of the Asian Miracle on the Theory of Economic Growth
5:00: Adjourn
6:00: Dinner
Remarks: DOUGLASS C. NORTH (Washington University, St. Louis)

Saturday, November 8

7:45: Continental Breakfast
8:20: ZORINA KHAN (Bowdoin College and NBER)
How Do Incentive Mechanisms Affect Technological Innovation?
Discussant: MANUEL TRATJENBERG (Tel Aviv University)
9:10: SUKKOO KIM (Washington University in St. Louis and NBER)
Urban Primacy and Institutional Development: Evidence from the Americas (joint with Sebastian Galiani)
Discussant: EDWARD LEAMER (University of California, Los Angeles and NBER)
10:00: Break
10:20: JOHN MAJEWSKI (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Democracy, Development and the Costs of Incorporation: The Transportation Revolution in Britain and the United States (joint with Daniel Bogart)
Discussant: JOHN WALLIS (University of Maryland and NBER)
History, Geography, and the Markets for Mortgage Loans in 19th Century France (joint with Gilles Postel-Vinay and Philip T. Hoffman)
Discussant: JOEL MOKYR (Northwestern University)
12:00: Adjourn
Special Instructions

This event is by invitation only.