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Professor Patrick O'Brien

Post
Professor Emeritus of Global Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science

Specialisms
Economic History (Economics)

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 Emeritus of Global Economic History London School of Economics and Political Science University of London (2003 - )
Professor of Global Economic History London School of Economics and Political Science University of London (2009 - 2015)

Principal publications
The Costs and Benefits of European Imperialism, 1998
Urban Achievement in early Modern europe: Golden Ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London, 2000
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

Website
http://www.lse.ac.uk/economicHistory/whosWho/profiles/pobrien@lseacuk.aspx

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