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Financial History

Series Editors: Farley Grubb and Anne L Murphy

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Financial history offers new ways to approach crucial questions of broad import to scholars and policymakers. It stands as an independent method of inquiry into some of our most intractable problems: economic growth, financial concentration, health care, long-term care, monetary policy, political development, social welfare programmes, even foreign policy and the very nature of democracy itself. This series provides a platform for works that apply financial theory to questions of perennial historiographical interest, works that use financial history to illuminate current public policy debates, country studies, industry studies, company histories, biographies of financiers, market studies, as well as studies in corporate finance and governance, public finance and combinations thereof.

Farley Grubb is Professor of Economics at the University of Delaware and research associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1984. His current research is on colonial North American paper money regimes, including those used during the American Revolution and in the early years of the US republic. He has numerous publications in the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic HistoryAmerican Economic Review and in several history journals. He has also published several books on transatlantic servitude from his early-career research agenda, the latest being German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709–1920 (2011).

Anne L Murphy is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Hertfordshire. She spent twelve years in the City trading various currencies and instruments in the international foreign exchange and money markets before becoming an academic. Her research interests derive from that background in finance, and concern the nature of Europe's financial markets, the behaviour of investors, and the function and relevance of financial information from the early modern period to the present day. Her publications include articles in History, Financial History Review and Economic History Review and a monograph entitled The Origins of English Financial Markets: Investment and Speculation before the South Sea Bubble (2012).

We invite submissions from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author's biography and an anticipated submission date.

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