A WORLD OF DEBTS: THE GLOBAL POLITICS OF PUBLIC DEBTS FROM THE LATE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY Paris Workshop, 7-9 June 2016

TUESDAY 7 JUNE

 Room H 402 (28, rue des Saints-Pères – fourth floor)

 

13.15-14     Welcome & Introduction

14-15.30       Session 1: Local Dynamics and Global Perspectives

« The Local Politics of Public Debt: a Cross-Atlantic Perspective » (Noam Maggor & Stephen Sawyer).

« The State as a Debt Manager: Italy, 1945-1990 »  (Alexander Nützenadel)

« The Transnational and Imperial Dynamics of Financial Mobilization in the First World War » (Nicolas Delalande)

Discussant: Romain Huret (EHESS)

15.30-16       Coffee Break

16-17.30       Session 2: The Politics of Financial Sovereignty

« Latin America, Economic Development, and Imperial Competition » (Juan Flores Zendejas)

« Sovereignty and Capital: Public Debt in West Africa, 1871-1912 » (Leigh Gardner)

Discussant: Annick Lempérière (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

WEDNESDAY 8 JUNE

Room Jean Monnet (56, rue Jacob ; ground floor)

8.30                Breakfast

9-10.30           Session 3 : Public Debts in Words and Numbers

« The Words of Public Debt: A Political Repertoire » (N. Barreyre, N. Delalande, E. Peyrat)

« Public Debts in the Long Run: Statistics and Politics in the Making » (Eric Monnet & Adam Tooze)

10.30-11         Coffee Break

11-12.30      Cluster Brainstorming 

12.30-14         Lunch

14-15.30        Session 4 : Political Legitimacy and International Borrowing

« The Politics of Debt. Government Borrowing, Political Regimes and State Formation in Scandinavia, 1760-1830 » (Patrik Winton)

« The 2008 Financial Crisis and the Public Debt Problem in Global Perspective » (Adam Tooze)

Discussant: Jérôme Sgard (Sciences Po)

15.30-16         Coffee Break

16-17.30         Session 5 : Funding the State With or Without the Market

« State Power, Political Regimes and the Structuration of Public Debt in Germany from Weimar to the Postwar Period » (Stefanie Middendorf)

« From Regulated Debts to Financialization: India, France, and Argentina in Comparative Perspective » (Anush Kapadia & Benjamin Lemoine, by Skype)

Discussant: Mathieu Fulla (Sciences Po)

19.30               Dinner

THURSDAY 9 JUNE

Room Jean Monnet (56, rue Jacob – groundfloor)

8.30                Breakfast

9-10.30           Session 6 : Global Chains and Imperial Power

« Global Politics and Local Lives: France’s Capital Exports in the Nineteenth Century » (David Todd & Alexia Yates)

« European Capital in the Mediterranean: International Financial Controls, Sovereignty, and Imperialism in Egypt and Greece » (Malak Labib & Tassos Anastassiadis)

« To Tax or to Borrow? The Political Economy of Foreign Debt in the Ottoman Empire » (Coşkun Tuncer, by Skype)

Discussant: Jakob Vogel (Sciences Po)

10.30-11         Coffee Break

11-12.30         Session 7 : The Multiple Scales of Debt

« Foreign Capital, Regional Inequalities, and Political Instability in Late Qing China » (Dong Yan)

« A Communist World of Public Debt from 1917 to 1991: a Counter-Model? » (Kristy Ironside & Étienne Peyrat)

Discussant: David Priestland (Oxford University)

12.30-14         Lunch

14-15.30         Session 8: State Building and Financial Reform

« State Formation, Political Emancipation, and Financial Autonomy in Iraq and Syria from the Mandates to the Independences » (Matthieu Rey)

« How the IMF Did It — Sovereign Debt Restructuring Between 1970 and 1989 » (Jérôme Sgard)

Discussant: Mario Del Pero (Sciences Po)

15.30-16          Coffee Break

16-17.30         Session 9: States at War and Capital Mobilization

« Fiscal Absolutism in Turmoil: Remaking the French Rentes during the Revolution »  (Katia Béguin)

« The British Public Debt, the State, and Financial Capitalism, 1640-1830 » (D’Maris Coffman)

Discussant: Charles Walton (University of Warwick/IEA de Paris)

Information and registration: etienne.peyrat@sciencespo.fr


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