Dr Olivier Accominotti

Associate Professor, Economic History

Research interests

  • Monetary and financial history of the 19th and 20th centuries;
  • International financial instability during the Great Depression;
  • Financial crises and contagion.

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and a CEPR Research Affiliate. My research interests are in the history of money and finance, especially the international propagation of financial crises, the determinants of global capital flows, the political economy of exchange rate policies and the effect of political institutions on countries’ access to capital markets. My current projects aim at better understanding the causes of international financial stability during the Great Depression and at exploring the evolution of currency markets and currency trading in the twentieth century.  

My research papers can be found here (http://ideas.repec.org/e/pac67.html) and here (http://www.cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/authorlist.php?ident=163833)

You can find short summaries of my research at:




Current teaching

  • EH204: Money and Finance: From the Middle Ages to Modernity
  • EH306: Monetary and financial history since 1750
  • EH402: Research Design and Quantitative Methods in Economic History
  • EH483: The Development and Integration of the World Economy in the 19th and 20th centuries



Working papers

Other writings

  • “Book Review of T. Straumann, Fixed Ideas of Money: Small States and Exchange Rate Regimes in Twentieth-Century Europe”, Financial History Review, vol. 18(3), pp. 362-364 (December 2011).
  • “Book Review of H. James, The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle”, The Economic History Review, vol. 63:4 (November 2010), pp. 1207-1208.
  • “Book Review of J-P.Dormois, La Défense du Travail National: L'incidence du protectionnisme sur l'industrie en Europe, 1880-1914,  The Economic History Review, vol. 62 :4 (November 2009), pp. 1030-1032.


  • Treasurer and Trustee, European Historical Economics Society, 2013-Present.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Financial History Review, 2013-Present.