We would like to remind you of the conference “Resources: Endowment or Curse, Better or Worse?” that will be held at Yale University on February 24-25, 2012. The conference is free and open to the public. If you are able to join us, please register your attendance at the conference website http://www.econ.yale.edu/~egcenter/EHindex.htm . The conference schedule is below and the poster is attached. Papers will be posted on the website as they come in. The website also has links to a campus map and information about travel to New Haven.
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“RESOURCES: ENDOWMENT OR CURSE, BETTER OR WORSE?”
FEBRUARY 24-25, 2012
Henry R. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
Co-Sponsored by the Yale Program in Economic History and Yale Environmental History
The conference is free and open to the public. Please register at:
How do the characteristics and availability of natural resources shape political institutions? How have states mobilized resources to bolster their legitimacy and extend their influence? How have economic and environmental historians, political scientists, and others approached the concept of resources in the past and what are some directions for future work?
This two-day conference at Yale University will engage an interdisciplinary group of scholars to examine these questions and others at the intersection of environmental change, economics, and political development.
As scholarship has become more transnational, the management and movement of human and natural resources, and the circulation of commodities and ideas, have all emerged as exigent research questions. Such broad empirical and methodological investigations invite comparative approaches across social science and humanistic disciplines and geographic and temporal distinctions. This conference therefore engages the Ancient Mediterranean to imperial China and the modern United States to understand the economics and histories of such problems and to provide perspective on current conflicts over natural resources and their implications for state development and geopolitical struggles.
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