United Kingdom

Wednesday 22 February 2012

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J. Castaneda


University of Buckingham, Economics

Juan Castañeda completed his PhD in Economics at UAM University (Madrid) in 2003. He joined the Economics and International Studies department of the University of Buckingham in the summer of 2012.

He has experience researching in monetary policy and monetary history, as well as in central banking. He has worked with the European Parliament’s Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs in the so-called “monetary dialogue with the European Central Bank”, and has also submitted written evidence for a UK Parliament report on the euro.

He has been a visiting researcher at Cass Business School in London, and senior lecturer at UNED University in Madrid. He has collaborated and developed research projects with the Bank of Spain and the Institute of Fiscal Studies at Madrid, as well as published several articles in specialised journals and edited volumes.

He is the editor and author of a website specialised in monetary policy and central banking

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C. de Lozanne Jefferies


City University London

Claudia’s main fields of research are monetary and financial history within the framework of theories which emerged as a consequence of monetary and fiscal policy measures.

She is particularly interested in the theories accompanying coin debasement.

She has studied and transcribed Spanish 17th- Century sources addressing the issue of copper money circulation. One of her books has been published by Moneta in 2013.

She is currently researching on the rationale of silver and copper circulation within trade circuits in Spain and Spanish America throughout the early modern period.

Claudia teaches International Trade and International Finance at City University London.

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A. Irigoin

 Alejandra IRIGOIN

London School of Economics

Alejandra Irigoin is a Lecturer in the department of Economic History of the London School of Economics.

Her research on the economic history of colonial Spanish America led to the study of the nature and scope of the global silver trade and money in the early modern period. The first article out of this project titled “The End of the Silver Era: “The consequences of the breakdown of the silver peso in China and the United States, 1780s-1850s”” came out in the Journal of World History in 2009. A second titled ‘“Gresham on Horseback: The monetary of Spanish American political fragmentation in the nineteenth century”” appeared in the Economic History Review in the same year and it was revised and translated into Spanish for Historia Mexicana (2010).

She has just completed another article explaining the flows of silver inside and outside China in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

Her current project focuses on the impact of the dissolution of the Spanish American silver peso standard in South East Asia in the early 19th century. Alejandra’s research on colonial Spanish American economy, mainly jointly written with Prof. Regina Grafe (Northwestern/EUI) has been published in the Economic History Review, the Hispanic American Historical Review and the Journal of Global History.

Her dissertation on the first inflationary experience of Argentina as a result of the use and over-issue of paper money as substitute of the waning silver standard in South America in the early 19th Century was summarized in an article published the Journal of Latin American Studies (2000).

Formerly she has taught economic history and Latin American history in the US, Spain and her country of origin, Argentina.

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C. Katsari

 Constantina KATSARI

University of Leicester

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Constantina Katsari is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Leiceste, UK, and and expert in the ancient economies. Over the past decade she published several articles on the topic, and a synthesis with the title The Roman Monetary System: The Eastern Provinces from the First to the Third Century AD (Cambridge University Press 2011). In this book she combines modern economic and numismatic theories and methods, so that Ishe reconstructs the monetary economy of the Roman Empire. In order to highlight several hidden aspects of the monetary system, she compared it with similar systems from other Medieval and Early modern economies.

She is also the lead author of another co-authored (with C. Lightfoot and A. Ozme) numismatic monograph, with the title The Amorium Mint and the Coin Finds (Akademie Verlag 2012). Katsari was responsible for analysing the coinage from the mint of Amorium, while she attempted to explain the ideology and the monetary economy of this Asia Minor city from the Hellenistic times until the third century AD. As part of her studies on the Asia Minor economy, she co-edited a volume (with S. Mitchell) with the title Patterns in the Economy of Roman Asia Minor (Classical Press of Wales 2005).

Her work in the Roman economy is developing into a long term collaboration with Prof. Neville Morley from the University of Bristol. They are currently working on a project called “Rationality and Ideology in Roman Economics”. The research aims at proving that economic crises, economic reforms, the financial needs of the emperors and the socio-economic structures during the first four centuries had a definite impact on the formation of moralities and ideological constructs. Within this project, she will be responsible for writing a monograph on Behavioural Economics and Ancient Economic Crises.



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M. Morys

 Matthias MORYS

University of York, Dept of Economics

Matthias Morys is Lecturer in Economic History in the Department of Economics at the University of York (UK).

After obtaining degrees in law, history and economics from the Universities of Munich (LMU), Berlin (Humboldt) and Hagen (Open University), he earned a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Economic History (2006) from the London School of Economics. From 2005 until 2008 he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford (Department of Economics and St. Antony’s College). His main research interests are economic history and international finance, in particular 19th and 20th centuries monetary and financial history, with a special focus on exchange rate regimes. More recent research projects include business cycles and globalization in historical perspective.

He is a member of the scientific committee of Eurhistock (on the history of the European stock exchanges) and SEEMHN (a network of South-East European central banks “from Vienna to Ankara” which is currently in the process of systematizing and publishing their monetary history data). He also serves as book review editor of the Financial History Review.

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