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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.

We bring together financial experts for conferences and workshops.
Webinar

Coping with Disasters

200 years of international official lending

4 Feb 2021

Kiel, Germany

eabh in conversation (on zoom) with Christoph Trebesch (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)

based on a joint paper by Sebastian Horn, Carmen M. Reinhart and Christoph Trebesch 

The scale of official (bilateral and multilateral) lending is hugely relevant, yet has received little academic attention –  so far.  Now, Christoph Trebesch and his co-authors collected data on state-directed lending by 134 creditor countries and 50 international and regional financial organisations for 200 years. Using this database they document the characteristics of official capital flows, link them to the occurrence of disasters (wars, financial crises and natural catastrophes), and study their determinants. Official international lending is much larger than previously known.

Join our web talk with Christoph to learn about their main findings and why these historical insights can be of particular relevance for those working on post covid recovery initiatives.

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Webinar

Development Banks

History, Role, Impact

23 Feb 2021

Waltham, United States of America

eabh in conversation (on zoom) with Aldo Musacchio (Brandeis International Business School) and  Daniel Díaz (Universidad de Cantabria)

in cooperation with IBF and Leibniz Institute SAFE

 

How well do States’ Banks do?

Development banks are seen as an important tool to solve market imperfections, alleviate capital scarcity and fund long term infrastructure projects. At the same time they are often criticised for supporting politically well connected industrialists and political regimes.

Despite this controversy and the relevance of these state banks in many countries, empirically studies are rare. Aldo, Daniel and their  colleagues set out to fill this gap and will, for the first time, share their research findings with a wider international audience.

They take a comparative look and discuss distinct market failures, how they were addressed by state owned banks and how they map into different policy tools that have been used by the banks.

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lunch hour

Easy Monetary Policy

Cure or Curse?

Mar 2021

Germany

eabh in cooperation with Allianz Global Investors

Harold James (Princeton University) and Eric Barthalon (Head of Research Allianz SE) will take a long-term perspective on easy monetary policies and their implications.

Post Great Financial Crisis, major central banks have cut rates to, or below zero and have provided unprecedented amounts of liquidity to the system ever since. After first steps to normalise monetary policy, we have seen a renewed round of monetary easing in 2019.  Further, the COVID-19 crisis in 2020 brought back discussions about helicopter money and direct credit to the banking sector.

eabh Annual Meeting

Finance & Migration

conference

10 Jun 2021

Athens, Greece

eabh in cooperation with National Bank of Greece

This conference will look at the relationship between the financial sector and migration – taking a comparative historical view.

We are interested in scholarly work that looks into the relationship between migratory flows and the financial sector.  How were  mass movements of people  financed during chaotic times? How were migrants integrated into the financial systems of the country of their arrival?  Which is the spectrum of agency between private networks, state responsibility and the banks in between?

 

Call for papers

Archival Workshop

Photography Collections

of (Financial) Companies. Part II

11 Jun 2021

Athens , Greece

eabh in cooperation with National Bank of Greece

This workshop wants to put the spotlight on the photography collections of not exclusively, but mainly financial companies.

Photography collections of corporations are often broad and extensive but very little explored for marketing, research and digital access. This archival workshop aims to discover the contents, importance and use of corporate photography collections of (financial) organisations: Where are these often-extensive collections? How are they used? Which is their use and marketing value for institutors themselves? Which is their value for research beyond financial history (social, political history, etc.)? How can they be made available to a wider audience of scholars and the public eye?

Call for papers

Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives

2021

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

eabh in cooperation with the European Central Bank

This workshop aims to look at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on historical archives, in particular, but not exclusively, in the financial sector.

Since May 2018, the GDPR has set common standards of data protection within the European Union and, to a certain extent, beyond. This regulation received critical acclaim by the public and scholars alike, however not without facing wide criticism for the severity of the changes it requires to implement.

What is new for historical archives under the GDPR regime?

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Archival Workshop

Access, Recovery & Historical Archives

Practical cases and new findings

2022

Valencia, Spain

eabh in cooperation with Banco de España

Summer School

Boom or Bust!

Empowering archivist and economist collaboration

2022

Ottawa, Canada

eabh in cooperation with the Bank of Canada