International Conference: Managing Asymmetric Information in the Roman Economy

Sevilla, 18-19 October 2018
Escuela de Estudios Hispanoamericanos

Organised by Cristina Rosillo-López, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
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Research Project, El Mercado Inmobiliario en la Antigua Roma / Real Estate Market in the Roman World
Supported by the Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos (CSIC) & Structural Determinants of Economic Performance in the Roman World (Flanders Research Foundation – Research Network)


Thursday 18 October

9.15: Inauguración/Opening

9.30-11.30. Moderador/Chair: Koen Verboven (Universiteit Gent)

  • Pablo Revilla (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) Economics and Information: asymmetries, uncertainties and risks
  • Miko Flohr (Universiteit Leiden) Imperfect information in economic life on urban landscapes: the case of the Forum Romanum
  • Nicolas Tran (ANHIMA, CNRS, Paris) Dans quelle mesure, et pourquoi, les collèges professionnels romains favorisaient-ils, ou non, la diffusion de l’information économique?

11.30-12.00: Café/coffee break

12.00-13.30. Moderador/Chair: Marta García Morcillo (University of Roehampton)

  • François Lerouxel (Université Paris-Sorbonne) Roman prefects of Egypt and asymmetric information problem on real estate market (sales and mortgages)
  • Cristina Rosillo-López (Universidad Pablo de Olavide) Real estate market and information asymmetry in the Roman world

14.00-16.00: Almuerzo/lunch break

16.00-18.00. Moderador/Chair: Claire Holleran (University of Exeter)

  • Saskia Roselaar (Rhein Universität Bochum) Asymmetric information and the ager publicus
  • Neville Morley (University of Exeter) Managing uncertainty and risk in the Roman agronomists
  • Marta García Morcillo (University of Roehampton) Knowledge Management and Price Competition at Roman Auctions

20.30: Cena/Conference dinner

Friday 19 October

9.00-10.30. Moderador/Chair: Francisco Pina Polo (Universidad de Zaragoza)

  • Claire Holleran (University of Exeter) Information asymmetry and the Roman labour market
  • Myles Lavan (University of St. Andrews) Asymmetric information and Roman slavery

10.30-11.00: Café/coffee break

11.00-14.00. Moderador/Chair: Jean Andreau (EHSS, Paris)

  • Koen Verboven (Universiteit Gent) Roman Information Governance Systems and the Role of Financial Intermediaries
  • Dario Nappo (Università degli Studi di Napoli) Planned asymmetry of information? The case of the customs in the Egyptian Eastern desert
  • Peter Bang (Københavns Universitet) From Connectivity to Friction: asymmetric information, the Roman economy and the economic theory of Akerlof

Conclusions and round table