Catherine Schenk is professor of economic and social history at Oxford University. Her research ranges across a variety of topics in international economic relations.
She is particularly interested in the current policy implications of the history of the development of international financial regulation and the organisation of the international monetary system since 1945.
Additionally, she undertakes research on the development of Hong Kong’s international financial centre and relations between Hong Kong and Mainland China since 1945 and the evolution of sovereign debt markets particularly after 1970.
Her current major research project is an investigation into the Uses of the Past in International Economic Relations (UPIER) which reflects on how market actors have constructed and used interpretations of the past in their reactions to financial crises.
She has been visiting research fellow at the International Monetary Fund and the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
Areas of expertise
- Evolution of the international monetary system
- Evolution of international banking regulation
- International economic relations since 1870
|2004 -||Professor of International Economic History, University of Glasgow|
|2002 - 04||Reader, University of Glasgow|
|1998 - 2002||Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow|
|1996 - 98||Lecturer, University of Glasgow|
|1992 - 96||Lecturer, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College University of London|
|1990 - 92||Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
- Oxford Handbook of Banking and Financial History co-editor with Y. Cassis and R. Grossman, Oxford, 2016.
- Reforming the International Monetary System in the 1970s and 2000s: would an SDR substitution account have worked? with R.N. McCauley, International Finance, 18(2), 2015, pp. 187-206.
- The shift from sterling to the dollar 1965-76: evidence from Australia and New Zealand with J. Singleton, Economic History Review, 68(4), 2015, pp. 1154-1176.
- Summer in the City: banking scandals of 1974 and the development of international banking supervision in English Historical Review, 2014, pp. 1129-1156.
- The Dissolution of a Monetary Union: the Case of Malaysia and Singapore 1963-1974 in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 2013.
- International Economic Relations Since 1945 Routledge, 2011.
- Basket Pegs and Exchange Rate Regime Change: Australia and New Zealand in the mid-1970s with J Singleton, Australian Economic History Review, 51(2), 2011.
- The Decline of Sterling: Managing the Retreat of an International Currency 1945-1992 Cambridge, 2010.
- Hong Kong SAR’s Monetary and Exchange Rate Challenges: Historical Perspectives ed, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.