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Professor Patrick O'Brien FBA

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor Emeritus of Global Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Reader in Economic History, University of Oxford, 1970 - 1990
  • Professor of Economic History, Director, Institute of Historical Research University of London, 1990 - 1998
  • Centennial Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1999 - 2009
  • Professor of Global Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2009 - 2015
  • Professor Emeritus of Global Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2003

Publications

The revolution in Egypt's economic system 1966

Two paths for the 20th century. Economic growth in Britain and France 1789-1914 1978

The economic effects of the American civil war 1988

The Costs and Benefits of European Imperialism 1998

Urban Achievement in early Modern europe: Golden Ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London 2000

Other Economics and Economic History Fellows

Professor Christian List

Philosophical foundations of the social sciences; political philosophy; theories of individual and collective decision-making

Professor Carol Propper

The economics of health and health care; the role for markets, pseudo-market mechanisms and financial incentives in the delivery of public services

Professor Roger Backhouse

The history of economics, focusing on the twentieth century, including applied economics, macroeconomics, economics and the other social sciences, Maynard Keynes and Paul Samuelson

Professor Dimitri Vayanos

Financial markets; liquidity and market imperfections; bubbles and crashes; asset management; interest rates; government debt policy; financial regulation; behavioural economics and finance; organizations