The keynote speakers of the 2020 conference are Stephen Broadberry (University of Oxford), Kerstin Enflo (Lund University) and Sakari Saaritsa (University of Helsinki).
Stephen Broadberry, professor of economic history at Oxford, has been Editor of the Economic History Review, and also Editor of the European Review of Economic History. He is currently President of the Economic History Society and has been President of the European Historical Economics Society.
Kerstin Enflo's research focuses on long-run regional growth, and she is specifically interested in the long-run impact of historical infrastructure investments such as railroads, electricity networks and town foundations. Her work also deals with regional inequalities in the long run, including a regional GDP per capita database that goes back to the 16th century.
Sakari Saaritsa is an economic and social historian working on topics related to development, poverty, welfare, gender and human capital. His research interests include social inequality, private and public investments into health and education, intrahousehold resource allocation, and historical indicators of well-being and human development.