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FINANCIAL SYSTEMS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF RICHARD SYLLA
 
NYU STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
MARCH 27-28, 2015

  
PETER L. ROUSSEAU AND PAUL WACHTEL, EDITORS
 

The Economics Department and the Center for Global Economy and Business at the Stern School of Business, New York University will be holding a conference in honor of Richard Sylla, the Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets, who will be retiring at the end of 2015. The conference program will consist of eight original papers by friends and colleagues of Dick Sylla; a conference volume is planned. Brief abstracts of the papers, in alphabetical order, follow:
 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
including brief paper abstracts

 
  • Michael Bordo, Rutgers University, and Chris Meissner, University of California, Davis
    "Why did some countries learn from financial crises and financially develop and others did not?"
     
  • Charles Calomiris, Columbia University, and Mark Carlson, Federal Reserve Board
    "US Bank examination in late 19th century: Purposes and Accomplishments"
     
  • Niall Ferguson, Harvard University
    "What have we really learned from recent financial history?"
     
  • Marc Flandreau, Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development, Geneva
    "Anatomy of a regime change: underwriters' reputation, new deal financial acts and the collapse of international capital markets (1920-1935)"

  • Peter L. Rousseau, Vanderbilt University and Paul Wachtel, New York University
    "Episodes of financial deepening: credit booms or growth generators?"

  • John Wallis, University of Maryland
    "Banks and democracy"

  • Robert Wright, Augustana College, SD
    "Financing US Economic Development, 1788-1860"


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