Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations
Contributors will discuss the relevance of the past as a guide to the present, or even the future. They will explore how the past is used when policymakers, bankers and the public are faced with difficult economic challenges, drawing on a range of examples. These include the commitment to free trade expressed by the Covenant of the League of Nations in 1919; how the past was used to frame the policies of monetary reform expressed the Federal Reserve Act of 1939; the role of banking regulations in the management of risk in the 20th century; and, more recently, how the past has informed the estimation of Greece’s taxation capability.
Date: 9 May 2019, 9:15 (Thursday, 2nd week, Trinity 2019)
Venue: St Hilda's College, Cowley Place OX4 1DY
Venue Details: Vernon Harcourt
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organiser contact email address: upier@history.ox.ac.uk
Host: St Hilda's College
Topics: International economic relations, Economic history
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/content/uses-past-international-economic-relations
Booking email: upier@history.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Public
Editor: Claire Harvey