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Niccolò Valmori (EUI) is a Research Fellow at the European University Institute. He has been visiting fellow at Stanford University, Michigan University and University of Pennsylvania, post-doctoral fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. Before joining MERCATOR he was post-doctoral research associate at King’s College, London. He has published on financial elites, the interactions between finance and politics and the French revolution. Within the MERCATOR project he will work on the prosopography of the financial elites between 1980s to 2000s. This analysis will provide new elements to the comprehension of the momentous changes that affected the financial world and its global players between the end of the last century and the one we live in.

Alexia Yates
(Manchester) is Senior Lecturer in Modern History
At the University of Manchester. She is a historian of economic life, focusing on urban political economy and business history in Europe. Her work on private development in urban environments aims to add to our understanding of the spatiality of human life by exploring how global processes are transformed and contested in the local production of social space. Her first book, Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital, chronicles the politics, people, and practices that turned city-making into a business in late-nineteenth-century Paris. Her current research explores the social history and microfoundations of financial modernity in nineteenth-century France, including how the stock market came to be understood as a quotidian element of French citizens’ economic live.

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