Robin is Professor of Economic History at the University of Hull, UK. He has published widely on British and international economic, business and insurance history. His first book, Insuring the Industrial Revolution: Fire Insurance and the British Economy, 1700-1850 (Ashgate 2004) was awarded the Wadsworth Prize for Business History by the UK Business Archives Council. His book, Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850 (University of Chicago Press, 2012), co-authored with Mark Freeman and James Taylor, was awarded the Ralph Gomory Prize for Business History by the US Business History Conference in 2013. Other edited books include History of the Company, 8 volumes (Pickering and Chatto 2006-7), and The Development of International Insurance (Pickering and Chatto 2010). His latest book, co-edited with Takau Yoneyama, is Corporate Forms and Organisational Choice in International Insurance (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Professor Robin Pearson, Professor of Economic History.
Hull University Business School, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics.
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