Craig M. McMahon is a PhD candidate in economic history at the University of Cambridge. Craig specializes in financial, economic and business history. He is especially interested in the development of 20th century financial institutions, non-bank lenders, financial crises and financial regulation. His current research focuses on the development and regulation of the American and British consumer credit markets, and in particular short-term, high-interest credit issued by small loan providers.
Craig obtained a Bachelor of business administration in finance from Villanova University. After graduation he worked in investment banking, private equity and non-profit management. In 2014 he was awarded an MSc in economic history from the London School of Economics, and in 2015 an MPhil in historical studies from the University of Cambridge.