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Olivier Accominotti is associate professor of economic history at the
London School of Economics and Political Science and an affiliate at the
Centre for Economic Policy Research. He is a specialist in international financial history and has published extensively in this area. Professor Accominotti
is also a member of the editorial board of Financial History Review, and his
current projects focus on currency markets and the international propagation of financial crises. He holds a PhD in economics from Sciences Po Paris
and has held postdoctoral or visiting positions at Princeton University; the
University of California, Berkeley; the European University Institute; and the
Bank of France.
Jan Annaert is professor of finance at the University of Antwerp and at
the Antwerp Management School. He is chairman of the Study Centre on
Stock Exchanges and Enterprises (SCOB), the universityâ€™s research center
for financial history. Professor Annaert also serves as independent director
on the board of mutual funds and is an external member of the Pricing and
Valuation Committee of KBC Asset Management. His teaching and research
interests include portfolio theory, asset pricing, financial risk management,
and financial history. Professor Annaert has published his research in a variety of publications, including Cliometrica, Explorations in Economic History,
Financial History Review, the Journal of Banking and Finance, and the Journal
of International Money and Finance.
Stephen J. Brown joined Monash Business School as professor of finance
in January 2016, transitioning to emeritus status at New York University
(NYU) Stern School of Business. Before joining NYU in 1986, Professor
Brown worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories, where he spent time as district manager at AT&T Pension Fund, as well as at Yale University. He has
published widely in a range of high-quality journals and is the author of five
books. Professor Brown has recently been appointed executive editor of the
Financial Analysts JournalÂ®. He graduated from Monash University in 1971
and earned an MBA and a PhD from the University of Chicago in 1976.
Frans Buelens is senior researcher at the Study Centre on Stock
Exchanges and Enterprises (SCOB) at the University of Antwerp. He is
responsible for supervising the work on the digitization of the Brussels and
Antwerp Stock Exchanges. Dr. Buelens is the author (and coauthor) of several books, including Congo 1885â€“1960 and Beurzen van BelgiÃ«: een geschiedenis
van het beurswezen, 1801â€“1867 (Stock Exchanges of Belgium: A History of Stock
Exchange Life). He has published in Economic History Review,
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