Catherine Schenk

Deputy Head of College / Professor of International Economic History, University of Glasgow,

Catherine Schenk FRHistS, FAcSS is Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow. She gained her PhD at the London School of Economics and has held academic posts at Royal Holloway, University of London, Victoria University of Wellington and visiting positions at the International Monetary Fund and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority as well as the University of Hong Kong and Nottingham Business School campus in Seminyeh Malaysia. She is Associate Fellow in the international economics department at Chatham House in London. She has provided policy advice to a range of national and international government agencies. Her research focuses on international monetary and financial relations after 1945 with a particular emphasis on East Asia and the United Kingdom. She is the author of several books including International Economic Relations since 1945 (2011) and The Decline of Sterling: managing the retreat of an international currency (2010). She is co-editor of Oxford Handbook of Banking and Financial History (2016). Her current research interests include the development of international banking regulation since the 1960s and the causes of the sovereign debt crisis of the 1980s. She is project leader for UPIER (Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations) an EU/UK-funded international research programme.

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