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Asian Historical Economics Conference 2022

December 9-10, 2022
Bangkok, Thailand

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About AHEC 2022

The Seventh Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2022) will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Asian Historical Economics Society (AHES). The conference will be held at Chulalongkorn University on Friday-Saturday, December 9-10, 2022. This two-day conference follows earlier conferences of the Asian Historical Economics Society in Venice (2008), Beijing (2010), Tokyo (2012), Istanbul (2014), Seoul (2016), and Hong Kong (2018).

AHEC 2022 aims to bring together researchers working on the economic history of all regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions of the world. AHEC participants are generally PhD holders and students currently enrolled in graduate programs. We especially encourage participation by scholars working at institutions in Southeast Asia, as well as graduate students working on the economic history of Asia. Partial funding for graduate students may be available.

AHEC 2022 is funded by Chulalongkorn University's Second Century Fund (C2F) and the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University

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Keynote Speaker

Professor Jean-Pascal Bassino
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Jean-Pascal Bassino is professor of economics at ENS Lyon since 2013, where he is charge of the master on contemporary Asia since 2020. His earlier academic affiliations include a two-year stay at the Australian National University (2006-2007), and a three-year stay as research fellow of Maison Franco Japonaise and visiting researcher at the Institute of Economic Research of Hitotsubashi University (2002-2005). His research interests are mainly related to the analysis of long-term changes in living standards, inequality, and sustainable development, particularly in Japan and Southeast Asia. Recent publications include: "Asia’s ‘little divergence’ in the twentieth century: evidence from PPP-based direct estimates of GDP per capita, 1913–69" (with P. van der Eng), Economic History Review, 2020; Sustainable development in Southeast Asia, 1700-1870”, in S. Broadberry and K. Fukao (eds), The Cambridge Economic History of the Modern World, Vol. I, 1700-1870, 2021; and “Prenatal climate shocks and adult height in developing countries. Evidence from Japan (1872-1917)” (with T. Lagoarde-Segot & U. Woitek), Economics & Human Biology, 2022.

Professor Jean-Pascal will present "From Divergence to Convergence: The Economic Transformation of Southeast Asia Since ca. 1800" for his keynote address.

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AHEC 2022 will be held at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Established in 1917, Chulalongkorn University is the oldest and one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in Thailand. Chulalongkorn University has 20 faculties, 23 colleges and research institutes, and 8,138 faculty members. Currently there are 37,626 students, including 26,202 undergraduates, 10,656 postgraduates, and 768 certificate program students.

Chulalongkorn University is centrally located in Bangkok and is easily accessible by public transportation. The conference venue at the Chaloem Rajakumari building (Chamchuri 10) is close to several hotels, sightseeing attractions, and shopping areas. 

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AHEC 2022 Partners

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Chulalongkorn University


Asian Historical Economics Society


Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University


Australian Economic History Review

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