2012 Asian Historical Economics Conference

*September 13th – 15th, 2012*

Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo

The 4th Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC) will be held at Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo, from September 13th to September 15th, 2012. It will be hosted by the Global COE Program “Research Unit for Statistical and Empirical Analysis in Social Sciences” (G-COE Hi-Stat), Hitotsubashi University.

The aim of the 2012 AHEC is to bring together economists and economic historians to present their work on the economic history of all the main regions of Asia. The conference will build on a number of themes where research is currently active, including (but not restricted to): the Great Divergence between Asia and Europe; new interpretations of the colonial legacy; the role of institutions and institutional change; the development of traditional and modern industries; human capital, demographic transitions and migration; market integration and the impact of globalization; finance and economic development; historical national accounts for Asian economies; international comparison of income, output and productivity; international trade and industrialisation in Asian economies.

The website for the 2012 AHEC in Tokyo:

The website for the 2010 AHEC in Beijing: http://ahes.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/index.html

Conference Timeline: Call for papers: Spring 2012; Preliminary program: Early summer 2012; Conference registration opens: Early summer 2012