Friday 4th July 2014
6.00 – 8.00 p.m. Public Evening Lecture
University of Leipzig, Felix-Klein-Hörsaal (Augustinum / Neues Hörsaalgebäude)
Prof. Erik Reinert (Tallinn), Cameralism and Mercantilism as Development Economics and their Relevance for Today
Saturday 5th July 2014
University of Leipzig, Main Library, Fürstenzimmer (seminar room, 16th century), Ground Floor, left
9.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
New Insights from the Cameralist Side (I)
Erik Reinert (Tallinn), German Language Economic Bestsellers before 1850
Lars Magnusson (Uppsala), Was Cameralism really the German Version of Mercantilism?
Marcus Sandl (Zurich), Development as Possibility. Risk and Chance in the Cameralist Discourse
11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. coffee / tea break
11.30 am – 1.00 p.m.
New Insights from the Cameralist Side (II)
Bertram Schefold (Frankfurt-on-the-Main),The Economics of Goethe
Andre Wakefield (Pitzer College), Cameralism as the Science of Metals
1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. lunch break
2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Mercantilist Discourse (I): Natural Law and the Idea of Competition, 17th and 18th Centuries
Moritz Isenmann (Cologne), From Privilege to Economic Law. French Origins of Comparative Cost Theory
Sophus Reinert (Harvard), Achtung! Banditi! Mercantilism and State Territoriality
3.30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Coffee / tea break
4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Mercantilist Discourse (II): England, France, Sweden, Spain Compared
Carl Wennerlind (Barnard / NYU) – Restoring Atlantis: The Swedish Improvement Culture during the Age of Greatness
Steve Pincus (Yale) – Competing Notions of State Intervention and the Myth of the Free Trade vs. Mercantilism Dichotomy: Lessons from English, Spanish and French Political Economy in the Eighteenth Century
7.00 pm dinner
Sunday 6th July 2014
9.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.
Mercantilism in Practice (I): Britain
William Ashworth (Liverpool) – Industry, Fiscal Pressure and the Collapse of Mercantilism in Britain 1763–1842
Philipp Robinson Rössner (Manchester & Leipzig): Mercantilism and Economic Development at the Periphery – the Scottish Case (c.1700-1800)
11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Mercantilism in Practice (II): India, Poland, Württemberg
Prasannan Parthasarathi (Boston) – Mercantilism in Eighteenth-Century South Asia
Werner Scheltjens (Leipzig) – The Development of Russian Economic Thought in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century: Heinrich Friedrich von Storch (1766-1835) and Nikolay Semyonovich Mordvinov (1754-1845)
Jürgen Backhaus (Erfurt), Mercantilism and Cameralism. Two very different variations on the same theme
Georg Eckert (Wuppertal) - In the Heyday of Cameralism: The State of Württemberg, 1781-1819
2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. Roundtable / concluding remarks / participants’ departure
PD Dr. Philipp Robinson Rössner
University of Manchester