Young Scholar Workshop on Foreign Financial Institutions & National Financial Systems

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  • The European Association for Banking and Financial History (EABH) e.V. is kindly inviting you to participate in their Workshop on "Foreign Institutions and National Financial Systems" for young scholars, held on March 3, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.

    Workshop Theme

    Many of today’s banks trace their origins to the long nineteenth century’s processes of globalization, nationalism and colonial expansion. To facilitate transfers, in search of profits or to finance over-sea trade many banks crossed borders by hiring correspon- dents or opening branches, and acting as foreign institutions’ representative agents at home.

    Banks’ foreign experiences varied. They were often welcomed as important innovators and the financiers of progress, but frequently suspected of serving the interests of foreign governments, too. At times of war they faced control and expropriation.

    Workshop Topics

    This year’s Young Scholar Workshop will explore the history of foreign financial institutions’ and their relations to host economies and their governments as well as to institu- tions in the home-countries. Papers from new researchers studying banking and financial history are welcome on any topic, but we particularly look forward to papers that shed light on:

    • Why financial institutions cross borders (drawing from financial and multinational firms’ theory)
    • The accounting and archival practices of multinational financial institutions
    • The relationship between host govern- ments and foreign financial institutions
    • International financial centers as hosts to foreign institutions and as exporters of capital
    • Multinational financial institutions and imperial/colonial economies

    Abstract Submission and Fees

    Please include: the author(s) ́s name and affiliation(s) an abstract of up to 500 words, and a short CV for the presenting author. Notice of acceptance will be given by 15 January 2013. Final papers are due 15 February 2013. Comparative approaches are encouraged and co-authored papers are welcome.

    EABH will cover travel expenses and a two-night stay in Jerusalem.

    Outstanding papers on the main theme will be proposed to be presented at the EABH Annual Conference, to be held in Warsaw in June 2013.

    Workshop Committee

    This year’s academic committee is formed by:

    • Stefano Battilossi (Universidad Carlos III Madrid)
    • Kathryn Boodry (Harvard University)
    • Chris Colvin (Queen’s University Belfast)
    • Nathan Marcus (Hebrew University)
    • Nuno Valério (Universidade Técnica de Lisboa)
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