Price Currents, Financial Information and Market Transparency – Web Seminar

The seminar on stock exchange price currents originally planned to take place in Amsterdam on 27 November 2020 will now take place in webformat with the following programme:

Seminar 1, Friday 27 November 2020, 15.30-17.30 hrs

1. Peter Solar, ‘Prices: Sources, Problems, Solutions’
2. Tony Moore (University of Reading), ‘The precursors of price currents – mercantile correspondence in the later Middle Ages’
3. Stephan Köhler (Mannheim University), ‘The price of money. Interest rates in medieval sources: Examples from Tirol 1287-1406’

Seminar 2, Friday 4 December 2020, 15.30-17.30 hrs

4. Frans Buelens and Johan Poukens (Antwerp University), ‘Stock exchange regulation, price quotation and the official lists of the stock exchanges of Brussels and Antwerp, 1840-1914’
5. Jérémy Ducros and Angelo Riva (PSE), ‘Competition and information, the Paris financial center in the 19th century’
6. Frederic Steinfeld (Goethe University, Frankfurt), ‘The controllability of financial publications: balance manipulation, hidden reserves and dividend smoothing in the German chemical industry around 1900’

Seminar 3, Friday 11 December 2020, 15.30-17.30 hrs

7. Angelo Riva (PSE), ‘The Milan and Genoa Stock Exchanges: official and private lists’
8. Mika Vaihekoski (Turku School of Economics), ‘Revisiting Index Methodology for Thinly Traded Stock Market: the Helsinki Stock Exchange’
9. TBA: David Chambers or Van Bochove, Gelderblom & Jonker

All meetings will take place via Zoom. Colleagues wishing to attend should send an email to Joost Jonker,, so as to be given the access codes and password for each meeting.