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Fourth International Conference of the Caribbean Economic History Association

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The Caribbean Economic History Association (AHEC) and the National University of Colombia, Caribbean campus, will organize the AHEC Fourth International Conference in San Andrés (Colombia), November 8-11, 2017, with the support of the Colombian central bank (Banco de la República).

The main theme of the conference will be "Population Movements and their Implications for the Caribbean Economy." The AHEC invites researchers in Caribbean economic history to participate with a paper in any of the following sections, trying to follow the conference's main theme. 

  • Population and migrations, 16th-21st centuries
  • Migration, wages, and living standards
  • Migration, international remittances and financial capital. 
  • Debt and Economic Policy
  • Foreign Direct Investments and Economic Growth
  • Urbanization and Urban Real Estate Concentration ("latifundismo urbano")
  • Informal Economy and Agrarian Concentration
  • Production Systems - Economic Agents (Productive Structures; Trade and Slave Systems; Labor Regimes; Firms and Entrepreneurs).
  • Production and Exports of Raw Materials (Main Staples and Services; Agrarian and Plantation History).
  • Natural Resources (Natural Resources Exploitation; Historic Forms and Environmental Impact)
  • Mining and Energy Sources
  • Services and Tourism
  • International Trade (External Trade and other Links with the International Economy)
  • Banks and Financial Systems
  • Economic Thought
  • Economic Historiography

The AHEC will accept both paper and panel proposals of no more than 100 words until May 15, 2017. If the participant sends an individual paper, she will have to indicate the section where her paper fits best. Proposals should be sent to Jorge Elías Caro <joelcar1@hotmail.com>, Raúl Román <rromanr@unal.edu.co>, and José Antonio Piqueras <jose.piqueras@uji.es>. The AHEC will publish the accepted paper and panel proposals, as well as a provisional program, on May 31, 2017.


Organizing Committee

Executive Board of the Caribbean Economic History Association

Guy Pierre, Honorary President

José Antonio Piqueras, President

Jorge Elías Caro, Executive Secretary

Johanna Von Grafenstein, Treasurer

Roberto Cassá

Christian Cwik

Humberto García Muñiz

Salomón Kalmanovitz

Pablo Martín Aceña

Raúl Román Romero

Marie-Christine Touchelay

Michael Toussaint

Reinaldo Funes Monzote


Honors Council

Victor Bulmer-Thomas

Herbert S. Klein

Franklin Knight

Carlos Marichal

Frank Moya Pons

Oscar Zanetti


Local Organizing Committee

Raúl Román Romero (chair)

Jorge Elías Caro

Salomón Kalmanovitz

Wildler Guerra Curvelo

Joaquín Viloria de la Hoz

Johannie James Cruz

Adriana Santos Martínez

Yusmidia Solano Suarez



Caribbean Economic History Association (AHEC)

Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Caribe, San Andrés


With the Support of:

Banco de la República (Colombia)

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