WEast organized two sessions at the ESSHC 2014 in Vienna.
Session E9: New Perspectives on the Economic History of Central and South-Eastern Europe in the Late 19th and 20 Centuries
Chair: Alex Klein
Session G10: Rent Seeking Institutions and the Little Divergence: The Economic Impact of Serfdom and Guilds in Pre-industrial Europe
Chair: Jan Luiten van Zanden
Alexander Klein, Sheilagh Ogilvie: Abusive, Supportive, or Both? Landlords and Serfs’ Non-Agricultural Activities under the ‘Second Serfdom’
Mikolaj Malinowski: Serfs and the city: Urban Growth, Surplus Exctraction Institutions and Market Conditions.
Miguel Peman: The Rise of the Craft Guild System. Evidence from Italy, Belgian and Dutch Cities (1200-1800).
Igor Zurimendi: Abolition of Serfdom and the Growth of Cities in Eastern Europe