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Dr Marina Martin

MarinaMartinDr Marina Martin was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Asia Research Centre.

Marina Martin was formerly a fellow at Yale University’s MacMillan Centre for International and Area Studies. She received her PhD in Economic History from LSE, an MSc in International Politics from SOAS, and a BA Hons in German from KCL, where she majored in German political theory.

A specialist on the modern economic, institutional and legal history of money and credit, Marina has explored traditional or informal credit and networks in South Asia. She is especially interested in the colonial history and legacies of exchanges and encounters between Britain and India. Her current work examines the institutional evolution of credit and contract, with special reference to legal transplants. She blogs about the history of South Asian and British financial credit instruments at her website Creditum Debitum|.

Marina also consults and provides expert analyses for government, think tank and corporate sectors, and writes about economic, historical, political and technological issues on a freelance basis for a variety of news periodicals. 

Research Interests

  • Norms, laws, customs and practices of exchange which characterised economic transactions
  • Modern economic, institutional and legal history of money and credit
  • Traditional or informal credit and networks in South Asia
  • Colonial history of Britain and India

Selected Publications