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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 Torsten Persson

The political economics of economic policy; applications to inequality & growth, public debt, central-bank independence, constitutions, development, state capacity, violent conflict & reforms of economic & political institutions.

Professor Kevin O'Rourke

Economic history and international economics; the history of the international economy, the political economy of trade, economic growth and fluctuations

Professor Lucrezia Reichlin

Designing econometric models for large panels of time series and developing solutions for the so-called `curse of dimensionality problem'; economic forecasting in real time (now-casting); monetary policy and its effect on financial intermediation

Professor Hamid Sabourian

Game theory and economic theory; in particular asset prices, bargaining, bounded rationality and complexity, evolutionary games, herd behaviour and social learning, implementation and mechanism design, market games, repeated games, voting

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