Olivier Accominotti (LSE): Global Banking and Crisis Propagation: Evidence from the 1931 Financial Crash
Olivier Accominotti is Assistant Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and CEPR research affiliate. He holds a PhD in economics from Sciences Po Paris and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, a Fulbright scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. His current projects focus on currency markets and the propagation of financial crises during the Great Depression. For some of his contributions to recent debates see: http://www.voxeu.org/person/olivier-accominotti
In 2011 he received the prestigious Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for the Best Dissertation in Non-North-American Economic (The Economic History Association) and also the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the Best Dissertation in European Economic History (European Historical Economics Society).
He has published together with Barry Eichengreen and Marc Flandreau and published among others
- "London Merchant Banks, the Central European Panic and the Sterling Crisis of 1931", The Journal of Economic History, forthcoming.
- "The Sterling Trap: Foreign Reserves Management at the Bank of France, 1928-1936", European Review of Economic History, vol. 13:3 (December 2009), pp. 349-376.
- "The Spread of Empire: Clio and the Measurement of Colonial Borrowing Costs" (with Marc Flandreau and Riad Rezzik), The Economic History Review, vol. 64: 2 (May 2011), pp. 385-407.
- "Black Man's Burden, White Man's Welfare: Control, Devolution and Development in the British Empire, 1880-1913" (with Marc Flandreau, Riad Rezzik and Frédéric Zumer), European Review of Economic History, vol. 14:1 (April 2010), pp. 47-70.
- "Bilateral Treaties and the Most-Favored Nation-Clause: The Myth of Trade Liberalization in the Nineteenth Century" (with Marc Flandreau), World Politics, vol. 60:2 (January 2008), pp. 147-188.