Law and Economic Development Programme

Wednesday, 19 September 2007


19:00 dinner for foreign guests
Janskerkhof 10, Utrecht
Tel: 030 232 23 44

Thursday, 20 September 2007
9:00-12:30 First Session

Chair: Maarten Prak (Utrecht University)

Opening: Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht University)

Jan Luiten Van Zanden (Utrecht and IISH): Economic Growth in a period of political fragmentation 950-1300 (.pdf, 303Kb)

John Haley (Washington University): Law's Evolution: Why Private Law Thrives in Western Europe and Japan (.pdf, 195Kb)

Debin Ma (LSE): Law and Economic Growth: the Case of Traditional China - a Review with some Preliminary Hypotheses (.pdf, 124Kb)

Discussant: John Drobak (Washington University)

14:00-17:00 Second Session

Chair: Tine de Moor (Utrecht University)

Mio Kishimoto (Univsity of Tokyo): Land Markets and Land Conflicts in Late Imperial China (.pdf, 440Kb)

Harriet Zurndorfer (Leiden University): Contracts, Litigation, and Economic Regulation in Imperial China: the Case of Tenant Disputation in Huizhou (Anhui) during the Sixteenth Century (.pdf, 264Kb)

Nakabayashi, Masaki (University of Osaka) and Tetsuji Okazaki (University of Tokyo): Role of Courts in Economic Development: A Case of Prewar Japan (.pdf, 269Kb)

Discussant: John Haley (Washington University)

19:00 dinner

De Artisjok
Nieuwegracht 33, Utrecht
Tel: 030 231 74 94



Friday, 21 September 2007
9:00-12:30 Third Session

Chair: Bas van Bavel (Utrecht University)

Timur Kuran (Duke University): The Scale of Entrepreneurship in Middle Eastern History: Inhibitive Roles of Islamic Institutions (.pdf, 337Kb)

Metin Cos,gel (University of Connecticut): Stagnation and Change in Islamic History (.pdf, 296Kb)

Ghislaine Lydon (UCLA): A 'Paper Economy of Faith' without Faith in Paper: A Contribution to Understanding 'the Roots of Islamic Institutional Stagnation' (.pdf, 572Kb)

Discussant: William G. Clarence-Smith (SOAS)

14:00-15:45 Fourth Session

Chair: Oscar Gelderblom (Utrecht University)

Tirthankar Roy (LSE): Law and the Economy in Early Modern India (.pdf, 281Kb)

Anand Swamy (Williams College) (co-author: Mandar Oak): Only Twice as Much: a Rule for Regulating Lenders (.pdf, 215Kb)

Discussant: Jan Luiten van Zanden

16:15-18:00 Fifth Session

Larry Neal (University of Illinois and LSE): The Evolution of Self- and State-Regulation of the London Stock Exchange, 1688-1878 (.pdf, 118Kb)

Bogart, Dan (UC, Irvine): Political Institutions and the Emergence of Regulatory Commitment in England: Evidence from Road and River Improvement Authorities, 1600-1750 (.pdf, 413Kb)

Discussant: Patrick O'Brien (LSE)

19:00 dinner

Selamat Makan
Voorstraat 100, Utrecht
Tel: 030 236 89 17



Saturday morning, 22 September 2007
9:00-10:45 Sixth Session

Chair: Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht University)

Jessica Dijkman (Utrecht University): Debt Litigation in Medieval Holland, c. 1200-1350 (.pdf, 122Kb)

Oscar Gelderblom (Utrecht University): The Resolution of Commercial Conflicts in Bruges, Antwerp, and Amsterdam (1250-1650) (.pdf, 214Kb)

Discussant: Oliver Volckart (LSE)

11:15-13:00 Seventh Session

Vincent Bignon (Université de Créteil) co-author: Jérôme Sgard (CEPII et Université de Paris-Dauphine): The two uses of bankruptcy law in 19th century France: dealing with the poor and restructuring capital (.pdf, 182Kb)

Jaime Reis (Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa): Institutions and Economic Growth in the Atlantic Periphery: The Efficiency of the Portuguese Machinery of Justice, 1870-1910 (.pdf, 209Kb)

Discussant: Larry Neal


Concluding discussion



List of Participants:

Bogart, Dan (UC Irvine)
Bignon, Vincent (Université de Créteil and Chair de Finances Internationales (Sciences-Po)
Cos,gel, Metin (University of Connecticut)
Drobak, John (Washington Univsity)
Clarence-Smith, William G. (SOAS)
Dijkman, Jessica (University of Utrecht)
De Moor, Tine (University of Utrecht)
Gelderblom, Oscar (University of Utrecht)
Haley, John (Washington Univsity)
Kishimoto, Mio (University of Tokyo)
Kuran, Timur (Duke University)
Lydon, Ghislaine (UCLA)
Ma, Debin (LSE)
Nakabayashi, Masaki (Osaka)
Neal, Larry (Illinois and LSE)
Okazaki, Tetsuji (University of Tokyo)
O'Brien, Patrick (LSE)
Prak, Maarten (Utrecht University)
Reis, Jaime (Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade de Lisboa)
Roy, Tirthankar (LSE)
Sgard, Jerome (CEPII et Univ. de Paris-Dauphine)
Swamy, Anand (Williams College)
Van Bavel, Bas (Utrecht University)
Van Zanden, Jan Luiten (Utrecht University and IISH)
Volckart, Oliver (LSE)
Zurndorfer, Harriet (Leiden University)