Cliometrics Conferences and Sessions

Upcoming Conferences

The 2018 Annual Cliometric Conference
Tallahassee, Florida, April 27-28, 2018

The annual Cliometric Society Conference will be held on the weekend of Friday, April 27 through Saturday, April 28 in Tallahassee, Florida hosted by Florida State University and the National Science Foundation. The conference is designed to provide extensive discussion of new and innovative research in economic history. We will consider applicants from all continents and encourage papers that address important topics in economic history for all countries. We particularly encourage interdisciplinary research and seek a diverse set of papers addressing local, country, regional, and global issues. Applications to present papers or to attend the conference are welcome from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior faculty in economic history as well as distinguished faculty in other fields who have research interests in economic history.

Typically, twelve papers are selected for presentation and discussion. These are sent out to all conference participants in advance. Each paper is a single session, in which authors have five minutes to make an opening statement and the rest of the hour-long session is devoted to discussion among all conference participants. All participants are required to have read all papers and to attend the entire conference, i.e., arrive on Thursday, April 26 and leave on Sunday, April 29. At least one author must be a member of the Cliometric Society. For membership information contact Professor Melissa Thomasson at The conference pays most hotel and flight expenses for graduate students and heavily subsidizes hotel and flight expenses for faculty and researchers.

Previous Conferences

The World Congress of Cliometrics was held in Strasbourg July 4-7, 2017. The paper abstracts can be found here.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse hosted a conference on new institutional economics and economic history. A copy of the program and videos of the presentations are available at:

World Cliometrics Conference

Cliometric Society ASSA Sessions

Annual Cliometrics Conferences

Western Economic Association International (WEAI) Annual Conferences

Cliometric Society sessions at the International Economic History Association Congress (IEHA)

Cliometric Society Surveys