(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors
(p. xiii) Notes on Contributors
Stefano Battilossi is Associate Professor of Economic History and Jean Monnet Chair of the History of European Financial and Monetary Integration at University Carlos III, Madrid. He received an MSc in Financial Analysis from UC3M and a PhD in History from Turin University. His research interests are in the history of international banking, stock markets, and financial regulation. He has published in journals such as the Economic History Review, European Review of Economic History, and Cliometrica. He has edited (with Youssef Cassis) the volume European Banks and the American Challenge: Competition and Cooperation in International Banking under Bretton Woods (2002). He serves as managing editor of Financial History Review.
Forrest Capie is Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the Cass Business School City University, London. With a doctorate from the London School of Economics (LSE), he taught at the University of Warwick and the University of Leeds. He was a British Academy Fellow at the National Bureau in New York and a Visiting Professor at the University of Aix-Marseille and the LSE, and a Visiting Scholar at the IMF. He was Head of Department of Banking and Finance at City University (1989–92); editor of Economic History Review (1993–99); a member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Institute of Economic Affairs in London, and an advisor to the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has written widely on money, banking, trade, and commercial policy, including the commissioned history of the Bank of England (2010) and Money over Two Centuries (2012).
Gerard Caprio, Jr. is William Brough Professor of Economics at Williams College and Chair of the Center for Development Economics, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets. Previously he was the Director for Policy in the World Bank’s Financial Sector Vice Presidency and head of the financial sector research group. His research included establishing the first databases on banking crises around the world and on bank regulation and supervision, and he worked on financial system reform and development issues around the world. Caprio has authored numerous articles, and co-authored The Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, with Jim Barth and Ross Levine (2012), with whom he also wrote Rethinking Bank Regulation: Till Angels Govern (2006). He is a co-editor of the Journal of Financial Stability and served as editor-in-chief of a three-volume handbook series on financial globalization (2012). Earlier positions include: Vice President and Head of Global Economics at JP Morgan, and economist positions at the Federal Reserve Board and the IMF. He has taught at (p. xiv) Trinity College, Dublin, where he was a Fulbright Scholar, and at George Washington University.
Youssef Cassis has been Professor of Economic History at the European University Institute, Florence, since January 2011. He was previously Professor of Economic History at the University of Geneva (2004–10) and at the University Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble (1997–2004). He has held visiting professorships at the Cass Business School, the Graduate Institute in Geneva and the University of St Gallen. His work mainly focuses on banking and financial history, as well as business history more generally. His numerous publications on the subject include City Bankers, 1890–1914 (1994), Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century (1997), Capitals of Capital: A History of International Financial Centres, 1780–2005 (2006), and Crises and Opportunities: The Shaping of Modern Finance (2011). In 1994 he was the co-founder of Financial History Review. He was a long-serving member of the Academic Advisory Council of the European Association for Banking and Financial History and past President (2005–07) of the European Business History Association.
Juan Flores Zendejas has a PhD in Economics from Sciences Po Paris (2004). He has worked for the Mexican Government and as external consultant to the private sector, the Mexican Senate, and to international institutions. Flores Zendejas has been visiting scholar in several universities, including UC Berkeley (US), Rey Juan Carlos University (Spain), University of Guadalajara (Mexico), Graduate Institute of Geneva and University of St Gallen (Switzerland). His research focuses on the history of financial crises and sovereign defaults, as well as their impact on the real economy. Before joining the Department of History-Economics-Society at the University of Geneva in 2008, he was assistant professor at the University Carlos III in Madrid. He has been head of the Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History since 2014.
Caroline Fohlin is Research Professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins University and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics at Emory University. She earned a PhD in economics from the University of California Berkeley and a Bachelor of Science, Magna cum Laude, in mathematics and quantitative economics from Tufts University. She has published extensively on the history of financial markets, institutions, and systems, including two monographs—Finance Capitalism and Germany’s Rise to Industrial Power and Mobilizing Money: How the World’s Richest Nations Financed Industrial Growth—as well as articles in the leading finance and economic history journals. She has recently produced the first comprehensive, high-frequency transaction and quote database for the NYSE for the period 1900–25, with linkage to the CRSP database and has completed several related working papers on the microstructure of financial markets in the era before the Great Depression and the onset of government regulation. In 2015–16, she will serve as the Metzler-Rothschild Professor of Financial History at the University of Frankfurt.
Richard S. Grossman is Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. He has (p. xv) held visiting faculty appointments at Harvard, Yale, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has received research support from the National Science Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States and was a 2013 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He is the author of Unsettled Account: The Evolution of Banking in the Industrialized World since 1800 (2010) and WRONG: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn from Them (2013). He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London, a research network fellow of CESifo in Munich, and an associate editor for socio-economics, health policy, and law at the journal Neurosurgery.
Harold James is Professor of History and International Affairs and the Claude and Lore Kelly Professor of European Studies at Princeton University. He was educated at Cambridge University. His books include The German Slump (1986); A German Identity 1770–1990 (1989), and International Monetary Cooperation since Bretton Woods (1996). More recently he has written The End of Globalization: Lessons from the Great Depression (2001), and Europe Reborn: A History 1914–2000 (2003); The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the Politics of Empire (2006); Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels and Falcks (2006); The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle (2009); and Making the European Monetary Union (2012). In 2004 he was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History, and in 2005 the Ludwig Erhard Prize for writing about economics. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Lucerne, and writes regularly for Project Syndicate.
Christopher Kobrak is the Wilson/Currie Chair of Canadian Business and Financial History, and professor emeritus of finance at ESCP Europe, Paris. He holds an MBA in finance and accounting as well as a PhD in business history, both from Columbia University in New York. A Certified Public Accountant, his business experience includes public accounting and international finance for a multinational pharmaceutical company. An International Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University, he serves on the editorial boards of several business history journals. His publications include Banking on Global Markets: Deutsche Bank and the United States, 1870 to the Present (2008) and (edited with Per Hansen) European Business, Dictatorship and Political Risk, 1920–1945 (2004), as well as journal articles on a wide range of business and financial topics.
Ranald C. Michie is Emeritus Professor at Durham University, UK. He has made a lifelong study of global financial history specializing in securities markets, stock exchanges, and the City of London as an international financial and commercial centre. More recently he has switched to British banking history in an attempt to explain why over a century of success, based on trust and reliability, was followed by the financial crisis of 2007–09 and the loss of a reputation for honesty and fair dealing. Among his many books and articles is The Global Securities Market: A History (2006).
Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol is Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, and Visiting Professor at the Université Libre de (p. xvi) Bruxelles. He is the author of A Europe Made of Money: The Emergence of the European Monetary System (2012), has edited (with Federico Romero) International Summitry and Global Governance: The Rise of the G7 and the European Council (2014) and published various articles in journals such as Business History, Cold War History, Diplomacy & Statecraft, and West European Politics. Emmanuel received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and his MSc from the London School of Economics.
Laure Quennouëlle-Corre is director of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris and teaches economic history at the Paris-Sorbonne University. She received her PhD from the Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales in 2000 and published her first book La Direction du Trésor. L’Etat-banquier et la croissance 1947–1967 the same year. Her works focus on monetary and financial history, especially international capital flows, financial policies, and regulation. Her last book dealt with the role of Paris as an international financial centre: La Place financière de Paris au XXe siècle. Des ambitions contrariées (2015), where she explored the role of different financial institutions throughout the twentieth century.
Angela Redish is Professor of Economics and Provost pro tem at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and has taught at UBC since then. She has published extensively on the history of monetary systems, in particular on the sources and consequences of differences between the Canadian and US banking systems, and on the transition from bimetallism to the gold standard in Europe. In 2000–01 she served as Special Advisor to the Bank of Canada and from 2001 to 2006 she served as Head of the UBC Economics Department.
Catherine R. Schenk FRHS, AcSS is Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow. She gained her PhD at the London School of Economics and has held academic posts at Royal Holloway, University of London, Victoria University of Wellington, visiting positions at the International Monetary Fund and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, as well as the University of Hong Kong and Nottingham Business School campus in Seminyeh, Malaysia. She is Associate Fellow in the international economics department at Chatham House in London. Her research focuses on international monetary and financial relations after 1945 with a particular emphasis on East Asia and the United Kingdom. She is the author of several books including International Economic Relations since 1945 (2011) and The Decline of Sterling: Managing the Retreat of an International Currency (2010). Her current research interests include the development of international banking regulation since the 1960s and the causes of the sovereign debt crisis of the 1980s.
Moritz Schularick is a Professor of Economics at the University of Bonn and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the CESifo Research Network. Previously, he taught at the Free University of Berlin and was a visiting professor at New York University and the University of Cambridge. Working at the intersection of economic history, monetary economics, and international economics, his research (p. xvii) has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic History, and several other journals. His research is currently supported by grants from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, VolkswagenStiftung, and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.
Peter Temin is the Elisha Gray II Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received his BA from Swarthmore College in 1959 and his PhD in Economics from MIT in 1964. Professor Temin was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University (1962–65); the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge University (1985–86); Head of the Economics Department at MIT (1990–93); and President of the Economic History Association (1995–96). His most recent books include The Roman Market Economy (2013), Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England’s Financial Revolution after 1700 (2013, with Hans-Joachim Voth), The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It (2013, with David Vines), and Keynes: Useful Economics for the World Economy (2014, with David Vines).
John D. Turner is a Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen’s University Belfast and Head of Queen’s Management School. He is also the founder and director of the Queen’s University Centre for Economic History. Turner’s research has been funded by the British Academy, Economic and Social Research Council, and the Leverhulme Trust. His research, which has been published in all the leading economic history journals, as well as economics and finance journals, is focused on the long-run evolution and development of banking, banking crises, bubbles, corporate law, and financial markets. He has recently published a book entitled Banking in Crisis: The Rise and Fall of British Banking Stability, 1800 to the Present. He has held several distinguished visiting positions during his career, including that of Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England and an Alfred D. Chandler Fellow at Harvard Business School.
R. Daniel Wadhwani, a business and social historian by training, is the Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of the Pacific, as well as Visiting Professor in the Department of Management, Politics, and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School (2014–16) and in the Department of Economics at Kyoto University (2015–16). He has published numerous articles on the history of small-scale financial institutions in historical and comparative perspective, and he is currently working on a book that examines the social, economic, and political causes and consequences of the expanding use of formal financial intermediaries by individual Americans over the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. More broadly, Dan’s work employs historical theory and methods to examine the emergence and evolution of organizations, economic actors, and industries. Most recently, he co-edited (with Marcelo Bucheli) Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods (2014), which examines the epistemic, theoretical, and methodological opportunities and challenges of integrating historical research and reasoning into management and organizational theory.
(p. xviii) Gerarda Westerhuis is lecturer and postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her main topics of interest are banking, financing, corporate governance, entrepreneurship, networks, and elites. In 2013, she started her new research project entitled ‘Unravelling the origins of a banking crisis: changing perceptions of risk and managerial beliefs in Dutch banking, 1957–2007’. Since 2015 she has also been part of a European Commission-funded international consortium of over thirty researchers from nine top research institutes called FIRES: Financial and Institutional Reforms for the Entrepreneurial Society. FIRES is commissioned to draft reform proposals that will channel more finance, talent, and knowledge into entrepreneurship.