Doctoral Colloquium 2018: Baltimore, Maryland

Colloquium Participants
Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium
Edward Balleisen

Teresa da Silva Lopes

University of York

Andrea Lluch

National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET)

Sharon Ann Murphy

Providence College

    Sharon Ann Murphy is a professor of history at Providence College in Providence, RI. She is the author of Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America (2010, Johns Hopkins University Press), winner of the 2012 Hagley Prize for the best book in business history, and Other People’s Money: How Banking Worked in the Early American Republic (2017, Johns Hopkins University Press).

Daniel Raff

University of Pennsylvania

Participant Affiliation at Time of Colloquium Paper
Grace Ballor

Agents of Integration: Multinational Firms and the European Union 1970-2000

Ann Daly

Brown University

Hard Money: The Making of a Specie Currency, 1828-1846

Hunter Harris

University of Michigan

When Trust Fails: Merchants, Law, and Empire in the Eighteenth Century

Alice Janssens

Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Rise and Fall of Berlin as a Fashion Capital: 1924-1939

Peter Labuza

University of Southern California

’When a Handshake Meant Something’: The Emergence of Entertainment Law and the Constitution of Hollywood Art, 1944-1967

Ashton W. Merck

Duke University

    I am a Ph.D. Candidate in History at Duke University. My dissertation is about business self-regulation in food safety and its implications on international trade. Through a case study of meat and poultry inspection, I explore how U.S. policymakers negotiated difficult tradeoffs in food safety from the 1950s to the 2000s.  As a business historian, I pay close attention to the role of firms and trade associations in shaping domestic policy and, increasingly, the role of multinational corporations in setting norms through private standards.

The Fox Guarding the Henhouse: Coregulation and Food Safety, 1957 – 1996,

Alvaro Moreno

University of Virginia

James M. Eder and the Economic Development of Valle del Cauca in Early Colombia

Joona Nikinmaa

European University Institute

The Foundations of European Venture Capital, 1960-1985: Organizing Innovation through Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Hannah Tucker

University of Virginia

Masters of the Market: Mercantile Ship Captaincy in the Colonial British Atlantic, 1607-1774

Jason Weixelbaum

American University

At the Crossroads with Fascism: The Decision of Ford, General Motors, and IBM to Do Business with Nazi Germany