Zane’s Ph.D thesis focuses on the English East India Company’s transition toward the modern corporate form in the 17th century. His research explores incentive alignment of the company and state in the changing English political economy following the English Civil War, and how the balance of power within the company related to its broader political position.
Zane holds an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and BScs in Political Science and Economics from Arizona State University.
Zane is interested in the political economy of corporate finance, financial development, strategic relationships between corporations and states, and English history.
- The Political Economy of Permanent Capital: The English East India Company, 1657-1721.
- Dr Natacha Postel-Vinay and Professor Max-Stephan Schulze