Panel 2

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

Panel 2A - Turbulent Finance and the Society II. 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 2B - The factory censuses: data and applications I. A144.
The Factory Censuses (Fabriksberättelserna) are unique Swedish micro-level sources, containing annual reports on the universe of manufacturing establishments. They were collected by the Board of Commerce (Kommerskollegiet), starting in the 1740s, and in a largely uniform way throughout two centuries: factory name, owner, type of production, production volume, production value, number of workers of different categories, taxes or taxable annual revenues, and from 1863, specification of machinery and power sources (man, beast, water, steam, electricity). In a joint effort, researchers from the Department of Economic History in Lund and the Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm, is digitizing the Factory Censuses with the aim of creating a high quality database available for researchers. At this session, we will present the database under construction – so far, 1863–1914 – give account for its credits and limitations, present concerns and methods for data processing and linking, and show some early research applications.

Session organiser: Mats Olsson, Lund University

Papers and participants:
1. Mats Olsson, Lund University, "The Factory Censuses 1740–1914. Sources and data collection"
3. Vinzent Ostermeyer,Lund University, "Linking Factory Censuses 1863–1900. Methods and early results"
4. Thor Berger, Lund University, "Applications and further research I"
5. Ingvild Almås, Stockholm University, "Applications and further research II"

Panel 2C - Aktuell reklamhistorisk forskning I. ROOM A156.
Det reklamhistoriska fältet i Sverige växer. Vid dessa två sessioner presenteras och diskuteras exempel på den pågående forskningen. Ytterligare bidrag som antingen behandlar reklam, marknadsföringsbranscherna (i bred bemärkelse) eller använder annonser som empiriskt material, välkomnas varmt.

Session organiser: Nikolas Glover, Uppsala University
Discussant: Fredrik Sandgren, Uppsala University

Papers and participants:
1. Erik Lakomaa: "Framtidens kanal? - Videotex i Sverige 1977-1993"
2. Oskar Broberg & Marcus Gianneschi: ”A history of cultural sponsorship in Sweden - a new market in marketing”
3. Therese Nordlund Edvinsson, "Vanity for sale: Advertising for the beauty salon in urban Sweden during the 19th Century"

Panel 2D - Industries, oils and energy: historical perspectives. ROOM B115.

Chair: Lars Fälting, Uppsala University

Papers and participants:
1. Fredrik Olsson‐Spjut, Umeå University & Cristian Ducoing, Lund University, “Capital stock, institutions and path dependence. The energy transition in the Swedish iron and steel sector, 1913–1940"
2. Gregory Ferguson‐Cradler, University of Bergen, “Ownership, corporate structure and the Energiewende: the Big 4 German electricity utilities from deregulation to the present”.
3. Thomas Pettersson & Fredrik Olsson Spjut, Umeå University, “The Swedish SME sawmill industry since the 1970s – structural change and new competitive advantages”.
4. Eivind Thomassen, University of Oslo, "Crude Oil for a Sophisticated Industry: Explaining State Involvement in Norwegian Oil"
5. Lars Christian Bruno, Norwegian Business School, "Palm oil industry 1970‐2010: Do we see a flying geese pattern emerging?"

Panel 2E - Arbete, fattigdom och medborgarskap ca. 1880–1950. ROOM B163.
I många länders senmoderna historia har medborgarskapet varit nära sammankopplat med lönearbete och självförsörjning. I Sverige har detta tagit sig uttryck i bland annat olika former av arbetstvång för den som saknat lönearbete samt diskvalificering från rösträtten för den som försörjts av fattigvården. Just fattigvårdsunderstödet var dock samtidigt en rättighet som medborgarskapet medgav. I den här sessionen tar vi ett brett grepp på denna typ av frågor och diskuterar dem i relation till klass och kön, samt utifrån ett empiriskt fokus på bland annat samhällelig och privat organisering, statlig reglering samt samhällspolitiska diskussioner. Presentationerna, som rör sig inom perioden 1850–1950, inkluderar resultat från nya och pågående projekt.

Session organiser: Fia Sundevall, Stockholm University/Swedish Labour Movement’s Archive and Library
Chair: Carolin Uppenberg, Lund University
Discussant: Silke Neunsinger, Swedish Labour Movement’s Archive and Library

Papers and participants:
1. Markus Lundström (Stockholm  University) “The Community Kitchen”
2. Fia Sundevall (Stockholm University/Swedish Labour Movement’s Archive and Library) ”Medborgarrätt heter pengar: ekonomiska rösträttsbegränsningar i Sverige efter 1921”
3. Yvonne Svanström (Stockholm  University) ”Prostitution as non-labour leading to forced labour – Sweden 1919–1939”

Panel 2F - Geography and Economic development: Historical Perspectives on the Growth of Cities and Regions I. ROOM B139.
National economic development masks significant diversity in the trajectory of different geographical places. Recent research in economic history has highlighted the diverse experiences of different regions and cities over the path of economic development, and the distinct functions played by various places for national economic progress. This renewed interested in regions and geography has been accompanied by an increased availability of micro-regional data allowing researchers to address these questions using modern quantitative empirical techniques. In this session, we aim to bring together researchers working on the determinants of regional growth, as well as the role played by factors such as human capital, migration, inequality, innovation, infrastructure, and/or urbanization in shaping the spatial economy and the process of economic growth. We welcome submissions dealing with any of these topics.

Session organiser: Jakob Molinder, Lund University/Uppsala University

Papers and participants
1. Jakob Molinder, Lund University/Uppsala University, ”Determinants of Migration in the Early-Modern and Industrial Era: A comparison for Sweden in the 17th and 20th Centuries” (with Martin Andersson)
2. Anna Missiaia, Lund University, ”The more, the merrier? Urbanization and regional growth in Europe over the 20th century” (with Kerstin Enflo and Joan Rosés)
3. Thor Berger, Lund University, ”TBA”
4. Martin Söderhäll, Uppsala University /UKÄ, ”The effects of historical urban planning on 21th century growth and innovation”
5. Alexandra Lopez Cermeño, Lund University, ”TBA”
6. Keith Meyers, University of Southern Denmark & Paul Rhode, University of Michigan and NBER, “Exploring the Causes of Driving Hybrid Corn Adoption from 1933 to 1935”
7. Jonathan Michael Feldman, Stockholm University, “The Industrial to PostIndustrial Shift in New York City: The Political Economy of Growth Regimes, 1954–1981”
8. Eric Melander, University of Warwick and CAGE, "Mobility and Mobilisation: Railways and the Spread of Social Movements"

Panel 2G - Fast track session I. ROOM B153.

Session organiser: Scandinavian Economic History Review
Chair: Espen Ekberg (BI Norwegian Business School)

Papers and participants (in no particular order):
- Jakob Starlander (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), "Self-management and Globalisation – Early Modern Forestry in Northern Sweden"
Klas Eriksson (Stockholm university), “A market of tribes: Public and special interests in relation Private Owenership in Stockholm Real Estate Market 1874-2019”
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