Economics and Institutions in History
Workshop in economic history and development
Národohospodářská fakulta, Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze (VŠE)
Faculty of Economics, University of Economics in Prague
Prague, 1-2 July 2016
Keynote speaker: James A. Robinson, University of Chicago
Institutional change can cast a long shadow. Central and Eastern Europe has been the scene of several sudden, radical institutional overhauls in the last century alone. This fact makes the region one of the most fruitful research grounds for those who are interested in studying the impact of institutions on economic development and vice versa. The WEast network was established in 2011 with a view to highlight the importance of research on Central and Eastern Europe and its contribution not only to our understanding of historical developments in the region but also of broader question of history, politics and economics.
The WEast workshop in Prague will offer an opportunity to share and discuss ideas and research pertaining to these questions. Organizers from the Department of Institutional, Environmental and Experimental Economics of The University of Economics in Prague/Vysoká škola ekonomická(VŠE) invite both established researchers and graduate students to submit their scientific work. We particularly welcome research into general economic issues from a historical perspective or into less widely known aspects of Central and Eastern Europe’s development.
The University of Economics in Prague / Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze is a leading institution of economic and business education in the Czech Republic.The Department of Institutional, Environmental and Experimental Economics is a home to a group of young dynamic scholars with an active research agenda.
Local organizers: Miroslav Zajíček (chairman), Tomáš Cvrček
WEast organizers: Tamás Vonyó, Mikołaj Malinowski, Jacob Weisdorf