Sabine Go receives grant for international collaboration

Sabine Go, researcher at the School of Business and Economics (department of Accounting), has received a grant for international collaboration from NWO (the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research) for the project 'Risky Business: pricing, governance, and integration in European insurance markets (c. 1400-c. 1870).

12/06/2018 | 12:00 PM

Go will collaborate with Professor Giovanni Ceccarelli (Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, Università degli Studi di Parma) and Adrian Leonard (Associate director of the Centre for Financial History, University of Cambridge) on the project, which is focused on the development of marine insurance prices.

Marine insurances have played an important role in the growth of world trade since the fourteenth century. In various countries, insurance markets emerged where merchants could purchase insurance to share and limit the risks of their trade. Says Go: "Several scholars have researched individual European insurance markets. We will now for the first time collect and integrate all the data they have collected, so that we can analyse these markets over a long period of time and study how they influenced each other. We will make all of the data contributed available freely on a web site hosted by the Mansutti Foundation for insurance history. The project will begin in the spring of 2019 and run for 18 months.

More information