27 sep: Exploring Uses of the Past in Inter­na­tional Economic Relations (UPIER)

European bank- and finance researchers met at the Centre for Business History, as part of the international UPIER-project.

On 27 September, the Centre for Business History hosted an international research seminar with European bank- and finance researchers. The seminar was a part of the project UPIER (Exploring Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations).

The project, where researchers at various institutions in the European Union collaborate, investigate how today’s policy shapers and finance industry uses (or not) knowledge from the history of banking and finance, when tackling today’s challenges.

Our head of research, Anders Houltz, sat down for a talk with UPIER’s project manger, professor Catherine Schenk from University of Oxford. Read it here.

The seminar was held in the research hall at the Centre for Buiness History and featured presentations from:

  • Åsa Malmström Rognes, Uppsala;
    ”Uses of the past in the resolution of crises in emerging markets – comparing the Asian financial crisis with the Latin American crisis”;
  • Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Glasgow;
    “The French government and the run-up to the Polish debt crisis, 1960s-1981”;
  • Mary O’Sullivan, Geneve;
    “Past Meets Present in Policymaking: The Federal Reserve and the US Money Market, 1913-19”;
  • Stefano Battilosi, Madrid;
    “A tie that divides? Money, culture and the past”.

About the UPIER-project

Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations (UPIER) is a three-year international research project, financed by the EU fond network HERA.

The project studies how banks and international loan- and financing institutions have used historical experiences at various times to handle crises and current events. Project manager is Catherine Schenk, Professor of Economic and Social History at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. The project team consists of researchers in economic history from various countries. Sweden is represented by professor Mats Larsson and och ph.d. Åsa Malmström-Rognes, both at Uppsala University.

Read more about the UPIER-project here.