Workshop: Exploiting primary sources in historical banking, finance, and epidemiology

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CAC – IXXI SEMINAR APRIL 7th 2023 EXPLOITING PRIMARY SOURCES IN HISTORICAL BANKING, FINANCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY. A CROSS-VIEW FROM STANDARD FINANCE, CLIOPHYSICS AND CLIO-EPIDEMIOLOGY.

The idea of this seminar is to confront the views of archivists, economic historians, cliometricians and physicists on the analysis of the content of primary data in historical banking & finance and epidemiology and to encourage reflection on the different possible uses of banking, financial and epidemiological archives.

PROGRAM

8:45 – 9:00 am: Words of introduction: Antoine Parent & Patrice Abry

9.00 – 10.30 am : FINANCIAL ARCHIVES

  • 9:00 – 9:45 am: Rutterford Janette(The Open University, UK) and Dimitris P. Sotiropoulos (The Open University, UK): UK investment trusts from the First Globalization Era to WWII
  • 9:45 – 10:30 am: Dimitris Sotiropoulos (The Open University, The Open University, UK), Tori, Daniele (The Open University, UK), and Rutterford Janette (The Open University, UK):  Asset management during financial panics: Revisiting the Baring Crisis
  • 10:30 – 11:15 am: Leslie Hannah (London School of Economics) : Large scale manufacturers and IPOs in the UK, France and the US in the 1880s: A comparative analysis

11:15 – 11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30 – 1.00 pm : BANKING ARCHIVES

  • 11:30 – 12:00 am: Pascal Pénot (Archivist, Crédit Agricole) : « Les archives de la Banque de l’Indochine »
  •  12:00 – 12h30 am: Nicolas Gueugneau (Archivist, Crédit Agricole) : « Les ingénieurs de la Direction des études économiques et financières du Crédit Lyonnais »
  •  12:30 – 1:15 pm: Olivier Damette (Université de Lorraine), Etienne Farvaque (Univ. Lille), Antoine Parent (University Paris 8, OFCE et CAC-IXXI):  Electoral cycles France (1875 – 1993) through the Banque de France’s Balance Sheet Archives  

1:15 pm. – 2 :30 pm : Lunch

2:30 pm – 4 :00 pm : EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ARCHIVES

  • 2:30 – 3:15 am: Constant Varlet (PhD Student, Univ. Paris 8) : “Mosquitoes, the real ennemies of the French Empire. A macroeconomic and clio-epidemiological approach of wars and revolutions during the Napoleonic Era. The case of Saint Domingo”.
  •  3:15 – 4:00 am: Constant Varlet (PhD Student, Univ. Paris 8): « A new approach to the Russian Campaign through game theory, political economy, macroeconomics and clio-epidemiology ».
  • 4:00 pm: Concluding words and prospects.