HOF-SAFE-CFS-IBF Financial History Lecture: Marc Flandreau (University of Pennsylvania)

13 Jun 2024 17:00 PM
13 Jun 2024 18:30 PM

The Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, the House of Finance, the Cneter for Financial Studies (CFS), and the Institute for Banking and Financial History (IBF) jointly organize a lecture in the context of the Goethe University Visiting Professorship of Financial History, currently held by Marc Flandreau, Howard S. Marks Professor of Economic History, University of Pennsylvania. The Visiting Professorship is endowed by Bankhaus Metzler and Friedrich Flick Förderungsstiftung.

We cordially invite you to attend the lecture on
The Law and Economics of Governed Platforms: Lessons from the Origins of the London Stock Exchange 
with Marc Flandreau (University of Pennsylvania)
The Visiting Professorship "Financial History" at Goethe-University Frankfurt is endowed by Bankhaus Metzler and Friedrich Flick Förderungsstiftung

to be held on 13 June, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CEST, House of Finance

Marc Flandreau, Howard S. Marks Professor of Economic History, University of Pennsylvania, is a worldrenowned economist and specialist in the economic history of international money, finance and debt. His areas of expertise encompass the international monetary system, financial crises and regulation, sovereign default, debt restructuring and the geopolitics of finance.

A graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Sorbonne in Paris, he obtained his PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in 1993 and became in 2001 the youngest tenured faculty at French elite school Sciences Po, Paris. In 2017, he was appointed the Howard S. Marks Professor of Economic History in the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania where he holds as well a secondary appointment at the Wharton School.
Flandreau has trained two generations of economic historians who now occupy leading positions in higher education, international organizations and government. His academic background doubles up with real-world expertise including chief economist France with Lehman Brothers (2002-2008). He is currently chair of the Irving Fisher Committee for Long Run Macro-Financial Data and retro-prospective, the BIS-sponsored Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics which he contributed to create with the Bank of Norway.

Flandreau has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and authored several books and is the founding editor of Capitalism, A Journal of Economics and History, a Penn Press journal devoted to interdisciplinary dialogue on capitalism. He has participated in the editorial boards of the main economic history journals and was president of the European Historical Economics Society in 2006-2008.

He is in particular the author of a monetary history classic on the birth of the international gold standard, The Glitter of Gold, (Oxford 2003). His work on the long-run evolution of FX reserves in the 20th century and in particular his revisionist account of the timing of the emergence of the dollar as an international currency (The rise and fall of the dollar, 2009, European Review of Economic History, with Barry Eichengreen) have reshaped the literature and policy debate. More recently he wrote of Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange, a study of the economics of English-learned societies in the 19th century (Chicago, 2016, forthcoming in Chinese with The Commercial Press). He is currently working on a project on the long-run history of sovereign default.