CEPR-CREI Conference on "Rags to Riches: Fertility, Culture and Education in the Transition to Self-Sustaining Growth"
This workshop aims to bring together economic theorists, applied economists, demographers, and economic historians working on unified growth theory. It will provide a forum for discussion of recent research on what facilitated the transition to self-sustaining growth. Some of the possible topics include (but are not limited to): • What can unified growth theory teach us about cross-sectional divergence in growth? • What has been learned about the role of culture in long-run economic development? • Do we have the explananda right in unified growth theory? • Where does fertility restriction in Western Europe come from? • Can the fertility transition in the 19th century be explained through greater demand for educated children? • What is the role of government intervention in curtailing fertility and accelerating human capital formation?
|Event dates:||2008-12-11 – 2008-12-12|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2008-07-15|
|Organizer:||Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra CEPR’s Economic History Initiative, Centre for Economic Policy Research|
|Conference venue:||Barcelona, CREI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra|
Joachim Voth at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Classification:||E3 - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles ; J1 - Demographic Economics ; N1 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations ; O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|