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Savings in a world without interest


Savings in a world without interest?

F​inancial History Workshop, Brussels, 27 May 2016


There is a 30 minutes slot for each speaker. 20 minutes are reserved for the speakers to present their research project followed by 10 minutes of discussion. All presentations will be presented in English.


Welcome Coffee


Welcoming by WSBI-ESBG Managing Director Chris De Noose


Insurance and ​Investment: savings banks and asset-based welfare
presented by Josephine Maltby, Sheffield University Management School, United Kingdom

​​Savings and Investment During the Great Depression and the Recent Global Crisis: An Overinvestment View
presented by Andreas Hoffmann, University of Leipzig, Germany
Coffee Break
​Fishing in Tr​oubled Water : Savings Business in China during the 1920s-1930s
presented by Pui-Tak Lee, University of Hong-Kong, China
​​The role of Low Interest Rates on preferences of Savings in Turkey
presented by Zeliha Sayar, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey
Origins and​ Measurement of Financial Repression: The British Case mid-20th Century
presented by Garrick Hileman, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance & London School of Economics
Closing Words by Thorsten Wehber, Head of Documentation Center on Savings Banks History, Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband
​13.15 ​Lunch