Capitalism and Crisis: the Real Problem of the Great Depression (Lecture 2)

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5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Virtual Event
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Professor Mary O'Sullivan

Mary A. O’Sullivan is Professor of Economic History at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Her research focuses on the history of capitalism, with particular attention to enterprises, industries and financial institutions, as well as the history of economic thought with regard to profit, finance and capital. O’Sullivan was a Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin for 2016-2017, she served as the president of the Business History Conference in 2017-2018 and she is a Research Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute.  She is currently working on a project on the history of profit and some of her recent publications on this theme are “The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Capitalism”, Enterprise and Society, vol. 19, no. 4, Winter 2018 as well as “History as Heresy: Unlearning the Lessons of Economic Orthodoxy”, Economic History Review, 2021. Her most recent book, Dividends of Development: Securities Markets in the History of U.S. Capitalism, 1866-1922, published by Oxford University Press, was awarded the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award in Business History in 2019.

Please note, these lectures continue to go ahead, but because of the very recent travel restrictions due to the new Omicron variant, our lecturer Professor O'Sullivan is having to remain in Switzerland. The lectures will therefore now be wholly online via Zoom (instead of the hybrid in-person and live-streamed approach initially envisaged).

Organiser: The Penrose Lectures Committee, SOAS University of London