Panel 1

Sessions held in English are listed below in English and Swedish sessions listed in Swedish.

Panel 1A - Turbulent Finance and the Society I: ROOM A138
Times of financial and monetary turbulence are decisive in history. Whether it is about banking, financial flows, currency or sovereign debt crises, such turbulence leaves its impact on the further development of society. Political regulation or deregulation, or other reform, is often the immediate impact, and thus such turbulence has a long-term impact on the institutional regime. As a consequence, a long-term impact on economic growth and societal development at large can be expected. This session welcomes papers that explore cases of financial and monetary turbulence and their impact. In an international context, the turbulence that instigated the Great Depression, the turbulence that surrounded the Oil Crises, or the Great Recession with the euro crisis, are certainly cases in point that could be addressed. The Swedish economic history is also interspersed with episodes of turbulence in banking and currency affairs, that have left an impact on the following development and that provide topics for papers.

Session organiser: Jonas Ljungberg, Lund university

Papers and participants:
1. Alexander Abramov (Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration) and Ilja Viktorov* (Södertörn University): “State-led Financial Capitalism and Emergence of Collateralized Finance in Russia”
2. Lars Ahland (Stockholm University), Oskar Broberg (University of Gothenburg), Anders Ögren (Lund University): “Banks lending against stocks”
3. Seán Kenny, Anders Ögren and Liang Zhao (Lund University), ”A preliminary bank level analysis of the 1920s and 1930s crises”
4. Seán Kenny (Lund University), Rui Esteves (Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies Geneva) & Jason Lennard (NIESR / Lund University): “The aftermath of sovereign debt crises: A narrative approach”
5. Heikki Mikkonen (Tampere University): “How Long Can It Last? Apprehending growth, crises and business cycles in Nordic economic associations before the First World War”
6. Jonas Ljungberg* and Anders Ögren (Lund University): “The EMS Crisis: causes and consequences”

Panel 1B - Från grundforskningen frontlinje: Doktorander presenterar sin forskning. ROOM A144
Till denna session inbjuds doktorander med ekonomisk-historiska ämnen att presentera sin forskning. Alla ämnesområden är välkomna oavsett om det handlar om planerad, pågående eller snart avslutat avhandlingsprojekt. Passa på och träffa doktorander från olika institutioner och berätta om ditt projekt för en nationell/skandinavisk publik. Bidrag som diskuterar generella frågor om forskarutbildning och avhandlingsskrivande (metod, teori, forskningsvillkor, publiceringsmöjligheter mm) är också välkomna.

Session organisers: Mats Morell & Orsi Husz, Uppsala University
Chair: Orsi Husz, Uppsala University

Participants:
1. Vinzent Ostermeyer (Lund Universty) "A Takeoff for All? The Swedish Industrialization in a Firm-Level Perspective, 1863-1914"
2. Victor Persarvet (Uppsala University) "Tariffs, Trade and Economic Growth in Sweden 1858-1913"
3. Rikard Westerberg (Handelshögskolan) "Socialists at the Gate: Swedish Business and the Defense of Free Enterprise, 1940-1985"
4. Jonatan Andersson (Uppsala University), "Migration during the Swedish Industrialization, 1860-1940"

Panel 1C - Natural Resources Management. Latin America in the Nordic countries' mirror. ROOM A156.
This panel aims at understanding why Latin American and Nordic countries, which are both abundant in natural resources, have followed such a divergent development path throughout the last century. While the comparison between these regions has been previously analysed, the study of the role of natural resources is still insufficient. Scholars have tended to highlight the critical role of vertical linkages (i.e. the ability to promote greater value added in natural resource-related activities). The papers in this session start from a different perspective, taking into account the criticism to the vertical linkages idea: natural resource endowments must not be considered a gift of nature or a lucky heritage, but the output of human investments in knowledge and technology.
Taking advantage of the ongoing project funded by the Swedish Research council and the recent session organized at LASA (2018), the organizers have gathered a solid panel of scholars, mixing papers at initial stage with advanced drafts.

Session organiser: Cristián Ducoing, Lund University & José Peres-Cajías, University of Barcelona

Papers and participants:
1. "Education, learning and innovation in mining: a comparison of Chile and Norway", Kristin Ranestad (Lund University)
2. "Taking off from Natural Resources. Fiscal dependency in comparative perspective", Sara Torregrosa Hetland (Lund University), José Alejandro Peres Cajías (Universitat de Barcelona) & Cristián Ducoing (Lund University)
3. "Behind copper prices. A historical perspective 1780 - 2016", Anna Carreras-Marín, Marc Badia-Miró (Universitat de Barcelona) & Cristián Ducoing (Lund University)
4. "Copper, trade and business. The role of big corporations in the copper sector. Chile and Sweden in historical perspective", Ann-Kristin Bergquist (Umeå University)                                                                                      Top of page

Panel 1D - Migrationsregimer och efterkrigstidens arbetsmarknad. ROOM B115
Begreppet ”regim” används ofta i migrationsstudier som en abstraktion eller samlingsbeteckning på de formella och informella regler, praxis, institutioner, organisationer och normer som formar människors migrationsmöjligheter och migrationserfarenheter. I regimbegreppet inryms vanligen också dynamiker som upprätthåller och maktförhållanden som omförhandlar olika typer av gränser, dels rumsligt mellan skilda politiska enheter, dels diskursivt mellan människor. I den här sessionen diskuteras därutöver temporala aspekter av begreppet migrationsregim, med fokus på arbetsmarknadsfrågor i såväl ett europeiskt som svenskt perspektiv. Migrationsregimens förändringar och kontinuiteter över tid studeras intersektionellt, med hänsyn till klass, genus och etnicitet. För det första diskuteras den tidiga efterkrigstidens Europaintegration och framväxten av de ”fria” rörligheterna i relation till facklig internationalism, och för det andra EU:s externalisering av gränsbevakningen i en samtidshistorisk synvinkel genom Frontex. För det tredje behandlas svensk offentlig sektor och fackförbundet Kommunals invandrings- och invandrardiskussioner från 1970-talet och framåt. Slutligen, för det fjärde, diskuteras omformuleringar och gränsdragningar mellan omsorgs- och lönearbete i Sverige under de senaste decennierna.

Session organiser & Chair: Markus Lundström, Stockholm University

Papers and participants:
1. Johan Svanberg, Stockholm University, ”Facklig internationalism och migration. Internationella metallarbetarfederationen, Europaintegrationen och efterkrigstidens ”fria” rörlighet”
2.
Daniel Silberstein, Stockholm University, ”Gräns- och migrationsregimer i EU på 2010-talet”
3.
Daniel Stridh, Stockholm University, ”Facklig migrationspolitik. Svenska kommunalarbetareförbundet och migration 1972-2015”
4.
Paulina de los Reyes, Stockholm University, ”Migrationsregimer och reproduktionsarbetets villkor i Sverige 1970-2015”

Panel 1E - Nordic historical national accounts. ROOM B153
Historical national accounts constitute an important research field within Nordic economic history. National accounts constitute systematic accounting techniques to measure the economic activity of nations. Internationally, there has been many efforts to extend existing GDP series back to the early modern period and the Middle Ages. Currently there are several ongoing projects in the Nordic countries to reconstruct historical national accounts for the pre-industrial period. This session welcomes contributions in this field in a broad sense, for example, on regional national accounts, long-term economic growth, income distribution, environmental accounts, price indices, purchasing power parities, estimates of production in various branches, national wealth, employment, population, satellite national accounts, estimates of unpaid domestic services, human capital formation, and conceptual development.

Session organiser: Rodney Edvinsson, Stockholm University & Svante Prado, University of Gothenburg

Papers and participants:
1. Rodney Edvinsson, Stockholm University, “Swedish Historical National Accounts 10000 BC to the present”
2. Ola Grytten, Norwegian School of Economics, "Challenges of revising historical national accounts"
3. Guðmundur Jónsson, University of Iceland, "Weak spots in the Icelandic historical GDP estimates and ways to remedy them"
4. Roger Svensson, "The Secrets of Emergency Debasements"
5. Svante Prado, University of Gothenburg, "New estimates of volume output in Swedish manufacturing, 1870-1950"
6. Christoffer Gad, Stockholm University

Panel 1F - Stronger together? ROOM B139
With industrialization and the growth of wage work, a number of risks emerged in the form of workplace accidents, illness and unemployment. The transition from an agrarian to an industrial economy meant that a growing group of wage earners lacked the support of old safety nets and needed protection from temporary loss of income. Awareness of new risks in industry prompted both workers and employers to act; the former, by demanding new safety nets, forming voluntary associations and trade unions, and the latter by making various forms of welfare commitments, including investments relating to occupational health and safety. Sicknesses funds and trade unions are examples of collective action when dealing with risk, and became increasingly important in the context of industrialization and with the emergence of the modern labor market. This session presents ongoing research on collective action relating to challenges and emerging risk connected to industrialization, before and during the modern welfare state.

Session organiser: Tobias Karlsson, Lund University

Papers and participants:
1.
Lars Fredrik Andersson & Liselotte Eriksson, Umeå University, “Workplace accidents and workers’ solidarity”
2. Johan Junkka, and Ageing Research, Umeå University, “Voluntary association growth and mortality decline in Sweden 1880-1940”
3. Tobias Karlsson & Maria Stanfors, Lund University, “To be or not to be? The importance of group size and homogeneity for union membership in Sweden”
4. Helene Castenbrandt, Lund University, ”The move away from poverty relief: Economic assistance at long-term illness in early 20th-century Sweden”

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