UCBH Workshop

The UCBH will arrange three workshops in the upcoming years: in 2021, 2023, and 2025. The first is planned to be held the 11th and 12th of June, 2021. The workshops have been made possible by funding from the Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, Handelsbanken.

Call for Papers - Workshop 2021: "Transformation of financial markets in times of economic crises"

The Uppsala Centre for Business History (UCBH) invites you to participate in the first Uppsala Workshop in Financial and Business History. The workshop will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, on the 11th and 12th of June, 2021.

This workshop is the first in a series of three that will be held every other year. This inaugural installation will focus on the theme of “transformation of financial markets in times of economic crises”. Pervasive changes in technologic or macroeconomic regimes, or financial crises, have often been followed by a new set of regulations and institutions. The effects of these changes have been a contentious topic, and have shown to be different between actors, countries, and across different time-periods. The relationship between regime change and market conditions found new actuality with the financial- and economic crisis of 2007-08.

We invite researchers in economic and business history who investigate different aspects of how and to which extent regime changes in financial markets have affected market conditions, strategies of market actors, and economic growth. Papers can be either comparative or concern specific country-cases. Our idea is to bring together current historical research on financial markets and to give a chance for researchers and PhD-students to have their work in progress ventilated and discussed in a workshop-environment. The organizers will provide for one night of accommodation and meals during the workshop, and there will be no fee for attending.

If you are interested in participating then send a 500-word paper abstract, with your affiliation and contact details, no later than October 31st. Decision and notification regarding acceptance will be sent out before the end of the year.

Scientific committee: Peter Hedberg, Henric Häggqvist, Kristina Lilja (Uppsala University), Mikael Lönnborg (Södertörn University), and Åsa Malmström Rognes (Stockholm School of Economics)

All correspondence and submissions should be addressed to workshop organizer Henric Häggqvist at: ucbhworkshops@ekhist.uu.se.