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Rui ESTEVES FERREIRA DA COSTA

Rui ESTEVES

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INTERNATIONAL HISTORY
Spoken languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French
Areas of expertise
  • Currencies and foreign exchange
  • Finance, financial markets, international investment
  • Globalisation
  • Corruption and Rent-Seeking
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Western and Central Europe
  • South America

PROFILE
 

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Faculty member since 2018, Rui Esteves previously held academic positions at the University of Oxford and Simon Fraser University. He is specialised in monetary and financial history, straddling the fields of international finance, institutional economics and public finance. His research provides perspective on the globalisation of finance, financial crises, sovereign debt, financial market architecture, the choice of exchange rate regimes and emigrant remittances, as well as rent-seeking and corruption in public office.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 

  • With Ali Coskun Tunçer. “Feeling the Blues: Moral Hazard and Debt Dilution in Eurobonds before 1914.” Journal of International Money and Finance 65 (July 2016): 46–68. doi:10.1016/j.jimonfin.2016.03.004.
  • With João Tovar Jalles. “Like Father like Sons? The Cost of Sovereign Defaults in Reduced Credit to the Private Sector.” (Journal of Money, Credit and Banking 48, no. 7 (2016): 1515–45. doi:10.1111/jmcb.12341.
  • With Vincent Bignon and Alfonso Herranz-Loncán. “Big Push or Big Grab? Railways, Government Activism and Export Growth in Latin America, 1865–1913.”Economic History Review 68, no. 4 (2015): 1277–1305. doi:10.1111/ehr.12094.
  • With David Khoudour-Castéras. “A Fantastic Rain of Gold: European Migrants’ Remittances and Balance of Payments Adjustment during the Gold Standard Period.” Journal of Economic History 69, no. 4 (December 2009): 951–85. doi:10.1017/S002205070900134X.
     

ACTIVITIES
 

Dr Esteves is currently working on three main research areas:

  • The reconstruction of international capital flows between 1880 and 1913 and the explanation of their patterns
  • The architecture of the international monetary system before World War I
  • The transformation of the types of political corruption and rent-seeking from the Ancien Régime to the Modern World

 

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