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Retrospectives on the Great Depression

Princeton University
February 15-16, 2013

All sessions to be held in Wallace Hall, Room 300

(By invitation only; talking points are only accessible by participants)

Conference Program

Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth College)
Judith Goldstein (Stanford University)
Helen V. Milner (Princeton University)

Thursday, February 14

7:00 PM

Reception and Dinner
Palmer House, 1 Bayard Lane, Princeton, NJ

Friday, February 15


Continental Breakfast


Helen Milner (Princeton University)

8:50-9:00 AM

Judith Goldstein (Stanford University)
Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth College)

9:00-10:15 AM

How Did the World War I Settlement Shape the Interwar World Economy?

Chair: Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth College)
Panelists: Patricia Clavin (University of Oxford) Talking points
Stephen Schuker (University of Virginia) Talking points
Adam Tooze (Yale University)

10:15-10:30 AM

Refreshment Break

10:30-11:45 AM

What Did Central Banks Do and What They Should Have Done?

Chair: Benjamin J. Cohen (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Panelists: Barry Eichengreen (University of California-Berkeley) Talking points
Kenneth Mouré (University of Alberta) Talking points
Scott Sumner (Bentley University) Talking points

11:45-1:00 PM

How Did Economists Respond to the Depression?

Chair: James Morrison (Princeton University/Middlebury College)
Panelists: Austrians: Lawrence White (George Mason University) Talking points
Monetarists: David Laidler (University of Western Ontario) Talking points
Keynesians: Donald Moggridge (University of Toronto) Talking points

1:00-2:00 PM


2:00-3:15 PM

How Did Political Regimes Respond to the Great Depression?

Chair: Douglas Rivers (Stanford University)
Panelists: Peter Gourevitch (University of California, San Diego) Talking points
Joanne Gowa (Princeton University)
Ira Katznelson (Columbia University) Talking points
Kevin O’Rourke (University of Oxford) Talking points

3:15-3:30 PM

Refreshment Break

3:30-4:30 PM

Did the Depression Create the Modern Welfare State?

Chair: Judith Goldstein (Stanford University)
Panelists: Price Fishback (University of Arizona) Talking points
Kenneth Scheve (Stanford University) Talking points

4:30-5:45 PM

Did the Great Depression Hinder Cooperation and Lead to War?

Chair: Edward Mansfield (University of Pennsylvania)
Panelists: Harold James (Princeton University) Talking points/Paper
Patrick McDonald (University of Texas at Austin) Talking points

6:30-9:00 PM

Reception and Dinner
Chancellor Green, Rotunda

Keynote Dinner Speaker:
Liaquat Ahamed, Author of Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Saturday, February 16

8:30-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:15 AM

How Did the Great Depression Shape the International Monetary System and Postwar Macroeconomic Policy?

Chair: Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University)
Panelists: Michael Bordo (Rutgers University) Talking points
James Boughton (International Monetary Fund) Talking points
James Morrison (Princeton University/Middlebury College) Talking points/Paper

10:15-10:30 AM

Refreshment Break

10:30-11:15 AM

Did the Great Depression Lead to the Multilateral Trading System?

Chair: Christina Davis (Princeton University)
Panelists: Judith Goldstein (Stanford University) Talking points
Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth College) Talking points

11:15-12:45 PM

What are the Lessons From the Great Depression and is Anyone Paying Attention?

Chair: Douglas Irwin (Dartmouth College)
Panelists: Benjamin J. Cohen (University of California, Santa Barbara) Talking points
Jeffry Frieden (Harvard University) Talking points
Allan Meltzer (Carnegie Mellon University)
Douglas Rivers (Stanford University)

12:45 PM


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