Call for Papers: Conference celebrating the life and work of Werner Troesken

To be held in Pittsburgh the afternoon of September 10th through the morning of September 11th, 2020 (immediately prior to the Annual Meeting of the Economic History Association).

Werner Troesken was a friend, mentor, colleague, and inspiration to many in the economic history profession. The goal of this conference is to bring together scholars working on topics that interested Werner during his career, including health, sanitation, personal liberty, segregation, regulation, and whiskey distillation. The program committee, consisting of Lee Alston (Indiana), Brian Beach (Vanderbilt), Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon), Joe Ferrie (Northwestern), Price Fishback (Arizona), Amanda Gregg (Middlebury), Dan Jones (Pitt), Martin Saavedra (Oberlin), Ethan Schmick (Washington and Jefferson), Allison Shertzer (Pitt), Melissa Thomasson (Miami of Ohio), John Wallis (Maryland), Randy Walsh (Pitt), and Tianyi Wang (Pitt) welcomes submissions on these topics, loosely defined.

Scholars wishing to present should submit a paper draft or 3-5 page proposal. We encourage junior scholars to apply. Individuals who presented a paper at last year’s EHA are welcome to submit; however, the program committee prefers submissions that were not on the program of EHA last year. 

All submissions should be sent to by February 15th, 2020.  There will be a conference registration fee of $100 to help offset food costs.