Conference Programme

CREDIT, CURRENCY & COMMERCE:
New Perspectives in Financial and Monetary History

CENTRE FOR FINANCIAL HISTORY
Darwin College, Cambridge

TUESDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER

Registration (13:00-13:20) – Old Library, Darwin College

Welcome from the Director of the Centre for Financial History

Session I (13:30-15:00)

CENTRAL BANKING AND PUBLIC FINANCE FROM THE 15TH TO THE 19TH CENTURY
Chair:       Dr Alexis Litvine (University of Cambridge)
Venue:     Old Library, Darwin College

Jacopo Sartori (University of Cambridge)
The Financial Revolution of Catalonia and the Taula de Canvì: the path towards central
banking in pre-modern Europe

 Jerome Greenfield (University of Cambridge)
The politics of indirect taxation in revolutionary and post-revolutionary France, 1789-c.1852

Pamfili Antipa (Banque de France and Paris School of Economics)
Monetary and Fiscal Policy in England during the French Wars (1793-1821)
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INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL AND TRADE FLOWS
Chair:       Rasheed Saleuddin (University of Cambridge)
Venue:     Seminar Room, No. 1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College

Walter Jansson (University of Cambridge)
Macro-Financial Linkages in Britain, 1880-1913

Jamieson Gordon Myles (University of Geneva)
Kickstarting Commerce after the Great War: Aspects of International and Domestic Institutional Innovation in Trade Finance (1919-1924)

 Tea and Coffee Break (15:00-15:20) – Old Library, Darwin College

Round Table (15:20-16:35)

GETTING PUBLISHED: JOURNALS, MONOGRAPHS AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Chair:       Dr Duncan Needham (University of Cambridge)
Venue:     Old Library, Darwin College

Dr Sara Horrell (University of Cambridge and Editor of the Economic History Review)
Dr Michael Middeke (Editorial Director, Modern History and Music, Boydell & Brewer Ltd.)
Dr Lucy Delap (University of Cambridge and Director of History and Policy)

Tea and Coffee Break (16:35-16:55) – Old Library, Darwin College

Session II (16:55-18:25)

FINANCIAL INNOVATION AND REGULATION
Chair:        Craig McMahon (University of Cambridge)
Venue:       Old Library, Darwin College

Ghassan Moazzin (University of Cambridge)
Bond Markets, Credit and the New Chinese Republic: Western Bankers and the 1911 Republican Revolution in China

Kieran Heinemann (University of Cambridge)
Bucket shops, share-pushers and unlicensed brokers – regulating the grey market for financial securities in inter-war Britain

Rasheed Saleuddin (University of Cambridge)
The crucial role of government in the making of modern futures markets and institutions, 1923-1926

 Tea and Coffee Break (18:25-18:40) – Old Library, Darwin College

Keynote Lecture (18:40-19:50) – Old Library, Darwin College

Professor Martin Daunton, FBA (University of Cambridge)
Bretton Woods Revisited: Currency, Commerce and Contestation

Conference Dinner (20:00-22:00) – Richard King Room, Darwin College

 

WEDNESDAY, 14 SEPTEMBER

Session III (10:00-11:00)

FINANCIAL CRISES AND LAST RESORT LENDING
Chair:       Dr Cristiano Ristuccia (University of Cambridge)
Venue:     Old Library, Darwin College

Dr Paul Kosmetatos (University of Edinburgh)
The means of intervention: Adam Smith vs Henry Thornton (or bullion vs paper) in the Bank of England’s mid-eighteenth century financial crisis containment efforts

Enrique Jorge-Sotelo (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Bagehot on holiday: the lender of last resort and the 1931 banking crisis in Spain————
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FINANCIALIZATION AND THE ETHICS OF BANKING
Chair:       Sabine Schneider (University of Cambridge)
Venue:     Seminar Room, No. 1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College

Anne Henow (University of Cambridge)
Financialization – A banking perspective

Damian Clavel (Graduate Institute, Geneva)
À London (allons donc): Gregor MacGregor and the Poyais Loan 1820-1822

Tea and Coffee Break (11:00-11:20) – Old Library, Darwin College

Session IV (11:20-12:50)

CENTRAL BANKING AND MONETARY REFORM
Chair:       Dr Hiroki Shin (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Venue:     Old Library, Darwin College

Sabine Schneider (University of Cambridge)
Europe’s Ambassadors of Finance: Bleichröder, the Rothschilds and the course of German
Monetary Reform

Ousmène Jacques Mandeng (London School of Economics and Political Science)
The Reichsbank, competition and monetary stability in Germany in 1876-1890———-
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PUBLIC TRUST AND PERSONAL DEBT
Chair:       Seung-Woo Kim (University of Cambridge)
Venue:     Seminar Room, No. 1 Newnham Terrace, Darwin College

Owen Brittan (University of Cambridge)
Male Anxiety Over Debt and Credit in Later Stuart England

Jens van’t Klooster (University of Cambridge)
John Rawls and the post-war Federal Reserve

Henry Sless (University of Reading)
Visual images of finance during the Victorian period

Lunch (13:00-14:20) – Old Library, Darwin College

Session V (14:20-15:50)

STERLING AND THE CITY OF LONDON IN THE POST-WAR ERA
Chair:       Dr Duncan Needham (University of Cambridge)
Venue:     Old Library, Darwin College

Oliver Bush (Bank of England and London School of Economics and Political Science)
Monetary versus Macroprudential Policies: Causal Impacts of Interest Rates and Credit Controls in the Era of the UK Radcliffe Report

Alain Naef (University of Cambridge)
International currency or international liability? The role of sterling in the 1960s

Dr Carlo Edoardo Altamura (University of Cambridge and Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History, Geneva)
A Financial Sonderweg: the Bank of England, the Bundesbank and the survival of the City of London

Tea and Coffee Break (15:50-16:10) – Old Library, Darwin College

Keynote Lecture (16:10-17:20) – Old Library, Darwin College

Dr Anne Murphy (University of Hertfordshire)
The Genesis of Modern Management: the Eighteenth-Century Bank of England at Work

Closing Remarks – Old Library, Darwin College

Informal Dinner at La Mimosa on Thompsons Lane (18:30)

 

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