Resilience Through History: Economic History Conference at Yale highlights current work on themes relevant to the way in which populations cope with emerging crises, policy change and new opportunities.  The workshop will begin with keynote remarks by Professor Trevon Logan (Ohio State University), who will discuss the treatment of racial issues in the field of economic history and provide insights for future research.

Please register if you plan to attend. Registration is limited to Yale faculty and affiliated faculty, postdocs, graduate students, conference authors and co-authors. 

Please note all times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

Friday, April 23 

1:00 – 1:15pm 

1:15pm – 1:30pm 
Special Remarks 
|“Race and Stratification in the Economy”
Trevon Logan,
The Ohio State University

1:30pm – 2:20pm
Session 1 | "Prison Labor: The Price of Prisons and the Lasting Effects of Incarceration
Belinda Archibong, Columbia University | Nonso Obikili, United Nations

2:20 – 3:10pm
Session 2 | “The Slaughter of the Bison and Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains
Donna Feir, University of Victoria |  Rob Gillezeau, University of Victoria | Maggie Jones, University of Victoria

3:10 – 3:20pm

3:20 – 4:10pm
Session 3 | “Racial Differences in Access to New Deal Work Relief
Price Fishback, University of Arizona | Jessamyn Schaller, Claremont McKenna College | Evan Taylor, University of Arizona

4:10 – 5:00pm
Session 4 “Country of Women? Repercussions of the Triple Alliance War in Paraguay”
Felipe Valencia,  University of British Columbia | Laura Schechter, University of Wisconsin-Madison  | Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Oregon State University | Siyao Jessica Zhu, Precision Development, Nairobi 

Saturday, April 24

1:00pm – 1:50pm
Session 5 | "Working Their Way Up? US Immigrants’ Changing Labor Market Assimilation in the Age of Mass Migration”
Ariell Zimran, Vanderbilt University | William Collins, Vanderbilt University

1:50 – 2:40pm
Session 6 “The Long-Run Implications of Slum Clearance: A Neighborhood Analysis”
Jessica LaVoice, Bowdoin College

2:40 – 2:50pm

2:50 – 3:40pm
Session 7 “Understanding the Success of the Know-Nothing Party”
Marcella Alsan, Harvard University | Katherine Eriksson, University of California, Davis | Greg Niemesh, Miami University

3:40 – 4:30pm
Session 8 “Civil Service Reform and Organizational Practices: Evidence from the 1883 Pendleton Act”
Diana Moreira, University of California, Davis | Santiago Pérez, University of California, Davis

4:30 – 5:20pm
Session 9 | “Reindeer and Indigenous Economic Development: Alaska, 1940
Ann Carlos, University of Colorado Boulder | Catherine Massey, Welch Consulting

Closing Remarks