Please note that the Conference Program is to be used as a guide only and is currently in a draft form. A printable version can be found here.

We have done our best to accommodate those requirements regarding time of presentation of which we were notified, and also to distribute the sessions so as to avoid obvious clashes of interest. Likewise, we have done our best to make coherent sessions.  We apologise in advance if anyone is disappointed by the scheduling, and if we have scheduled any paper at a time which is unsuitable for the presenters, please let us know as soon as possible.

13 February 2014 – Day One

1.00 – 1.30pm

Level  1 Foyer, Waikato Management School


Tea and Coffee available

Session Locations

Room MSB1.01

Room MSB1.02

Room MSB1.05

1.30 – 3.00pm

Session 1:   Grietjie Verhoef

Themes in Australian Business History

Session 2: Rebecca Kippen

Health and well-being in China and Korea

Session 3: Les Oxley

Bubbles and Crises

The Golden Triangle: Australia’s involvement in the India-China trade of the 1860s and 1870s.

Presenter:  Nick Guoth

The Nutritional Status of Chinese Children, 1955-2010: Growth and Inequality under Divergent Economic Development Paradigms.

Presenter:  Stephen L. Morgan       

Session 2a Powerpoint 

Money and the struggles for the constitutional stability: Accounting for ontological security.

Presenter:  Hasri Mustafa 

Session 3a Paper

“Providence has indeed been good to us”: The Collins House Group in the First World War.

Presenter:  Peter Yule

Session 1b Paper

Long-Term Impacts of the Korean War (1950-1953) on Mortality: Influences of Early Exposure to Wartime Disruptions and of Population Selections.

Presenter:  Chulhee Lee

Session 2b Paper

Common Causes of Historical Bubbles.

Presenter:  Devrim Eren Seitz

The relationship between crowd attendance and competitive balance – evidence from the SANFL.

Presenter:  John K. Wilson



3.00 – 3.30pm

Level  1 Foyer

Afternoon Tea

Session Locations

Room MSB1.01

Room MSB1.02

Room MSB1.05

3.30 – 5.00pm

Session 4: Laura Panza

Eastern Europe since 1985


Session 5: Kris Inwood

Indigenous economic histories


Session 6: John Wilson

Regions of Recent European Settlement


Performance and Managerial Skills on a Global Scale in Albania: The Public Vs the Private Sector- Who Wins?

Presenter:  Bersand Dumi

Session 4a Paper

Voyaging, Settlement, Prosperity and War: Hawai‘i’s Pre-History, 1260-1778.

Presenter:  Sumner La Croix

Session 5a Paper

Railways and the prosperity of the Victorian Mallee before and after World War I.

Presenter: Lionel Frost

Implications of the European Union enlargement: the question of minimum level of services of general interest.

Presenter:  Daniela-Luminita Constantin

Session 4b Paper

Towards more consistent estimates of Aboriginal de-population in the early colonial Australia.

Presenter: Boyd Hunter

Session 5b Powerpoint


Globalisation and settler development: Australia and South Africa in comparative settler development trajectories, 1850-1909.

Presenter:   Gary Magee and/or Grietjie Verhoef

Breaking the Unbreakable Union:Nationalism, trade disintegration and the Soviet economic collapse.

Presenter:  Marvin Suesse

Session 4c Paper

The Transition to Modern Health for Māori and Pākehā.

Presenter:  Kris Inwood


A preliminary examination of the effects of credit instruments on de facto and de jure political power:  lien laws in the postbellum United States South and nineteenth century New South Wales, Australia.

Presenter:  Edwyna Harris

Session 6c Paper               

5.00 – 5.15pm

Level  1 Foyer

Recess for Refreshments

5.15 – 6.30pm

Keynote Noel Butlin Lecture  MSB1.01

Professor Forrest Capie, CASS Business School, City University, London

6.45 – 8.00pm

Welcome Reception

VC’s Lounge, Upstairs, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts,

University of Waikato Campus, by the Lake

14 February 2014 – Day Two

8.30 – 9.00am

Arrival for Day Two

Tea and Coffee Available in Level 1 Foyer

Session Locations

Room MSB1.01

Room MSB1.02

Room MSB1.05

9.00 – 10.30am


Session 7: Martine Mariotti

The eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia

Session 8: Kris Inwood

Health and well-being in Australia and New Zealand

Session 9: Keith Rankin

Weapons and Wartime Purchasing

The economic consequences of war and conflict in the land of Israel/ Palestine: 1914-2013.

Presenter:   Andrew Schein

 Session 7a Paper

‘On the town’ and after: health and mortality of convict women transported to Tasmania.

Presenter:  Rebecca Kippen

Session 8a Paper

British war purchases in the United States in times of crisis: an examination of political and industrial consequences.

Presenter:  Neil Barnwell

The fragmentation of the Ottoman regional economy: an analysis of Egyptian and Syrian commodity markets after the dissolution of the Empire

Presenter:  Laura Panza

Session 7b Paper

Land of the long white life.

Presenter:  Alistair Woodward

Session 8b Abstract

The Death of an Industry? The Decline and Fall of the Swedish Small Arms Manufacturing Industry 1973-2000.

Presenter:  Erik Lakomaa

Session 9b Paper

“Caravan Track” restoration: The Orenburg-Tashkent railwayand its influence on development of the Orenburg region.

Presenter:  Sergey Lyubichankovskiy             

Session 7c Paper  

Growing incomes, growing people: a Tasmanianpuzzle?

Presenter:  TBA – Kris Inwood, Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Deb Oxley, and Jim Stankovich

An unintended consequence of the war?

Presenter:  Miesje de Vogel

10.30 – 11.00am

Level  1 Foyer

Morning Tea

Session Locations

Room MSB1.01

Room MSB1.02

Room MSB1.05

11.00 – 12.30pm

Session 10: John Tang

New industries and new markets in the long 19th Century

Session 11: Edwyna Harris

Australian monetary and financial history

Session 12: Andrew Schein

East Asian Economic Histories

The Zollverein and the Formation of a Customs Union.

Presenter:  Florian Ploeckl

 Session 10a Paper

The Queensland Note Issue 1866 and 1893 to 1912.

Presenter:   Jon Stanford



‘War and ‘War Effects’ : Post-War Chosŏn Economy in 17th Century after Imjin War of 1592.

Presenter:   Sung-Woo Kim

Session 12a Paper

Session 12a Map

A Tale of Two SICs: Industrial Development in Japan and the United States in the Late Nineteenth Century.

Presenter:  John Tang

Session 10b Paper

Australian monetary policy before deregulation.

Presenter:   Mike Beggs    

Session 11b Paper

How Taiwan Won World War One and Became A Model Colony.

Presenter:   Kelly B. Olds

Session 12b Paper


New Zealand’s Income Tax in the Rollercoaster Years: 1967-84

Presenter: Keith Rankin   

Session 11c Paper


12.30 – 1.30pm

Level  1 Foyer



Board Tour Bus at Waikato Management School and travel to Rotorua via Fitzgerald Glade. (GATE 10 Car Park)

Conference Dinner 


(All inclusive :  Conference Dinner and Excursion to Rotorua)



Geothermal Wonderland, Rotorua


Pre-Dinner Drinks  at Tamaki Maori Village


Tour, Show and Dinner at Tamaki Maori Village


Board Tour Bus to return to Hamilton

(Drop offs at :  Gate 7 and/or Gate 10 WMS; Grey Street and Central City Hamilton)

15 February 2014 – Day Three

8.15 – 8.30am

Tea and Coffee available on arrival in Level 1 Foyer

8.30 – 9.15am

Venue:   MSB1.01

EHSANZ General Meeting

Session Locations

Room MSB1.01

Room MSB1.02

Room MSB1.05

9.15 – 10.45am

Session 13: Brian Easton

Australasian-Nordic Comparisons I

Session 14: Stephen Morgan

Human and social capital: labour migration and philanthropy

No session scheduled

Cartel registers and the regulation of competition: Finland and Australia compared.

Presenter:  Martin Shanahan

Long run impacts of labor migration on human capital accumulation: Evidence from Malawi.

Presenter:  Martine Mariotti

Session 14a Paper


The consequences and effects of WWI and Civil War for economy, society, and politics in Finland.

Presenter:  Pertti Haapala 

Asylums, bequests and charities: Historical perspective on shaping of the business response to disability until the middle of twentieth century.

Presenter:  Sanjukta Choudhury Kaul    

Session 14b Paper


World War One and the ‘Australian Settlement’:  The consequences for social democracy, economic policy, and economic development in the long run, with some comparison with Finland.

Presenter:  Christopher Lloyd

Session 13c Paper



10.45 – 11.00am

Level  1 Foyer

Morning Tea


Session Locations

Room MSB1.01

Room MSB1.02

Room MSB1.05

11.00 – 12.30pm

Session 15: Chris Lloyd

Australasian-Nordic Comparisons II

Session 16: Sumner La Croix 

Twentieth century technologies

 No session scheduled

The New Zealand economy of the Great War –  and after.

Presenter:  Brian Easton

Session 15a Paper

Aeronautical technology flows at the start of World War I.

Presenter:  Peter Meyer


Economic thought and social democracy in Australasia and Scandinavia, 1919-39.

Presenter:  Jim McAloon   

Session 15b Paper

Private Sector Financial Balances 1985-2012: Contrasting Experiences of Australasian and Northern European Countries.

Presenter:  Keith Rankin   

Session 15c Paper

The Sustainability of the Trust-Based Network: A Historical Analysis of the Japanese Mobile Phone Industry 1993-2013.

Presenter:  Yusuke Hoshino and/or  Takashi Hirao

Session 16b Paper


12.30 – 1.30pm

Level  1 Foyer




Close of Conference