Students on the University of Hull Executive MBA intake 36 delivered on location in Bahrain, will be welcoming their next lecturer Professor Robin Pearson who will be discussing and providing expert insight into International Business between 27th-30th June 2018.
Professor Pearson teaches Economic History, at the Hull University Business School, UK. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from the University of Leeds. He has taught at the Universities of Leeds, York and Hull in the UK, and also as a Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, and at Philipps University Marburg, Germany.
He is a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal Business History, a member of the Research College of Economic and Social Research Council (UK), and of the European Research Council (EU). He has acted as reviewer and consultant for numerous academic journals, book publishers, and private and state research funding bodies around the world, and has also examined PhD theses in Spain, Sweden and South Africa.
He has published widely on British and international economic and business history, with a particular focus on the insurance industry. His article on moral hazard and insurance in eighteenth-century London won the 2002 Harvard-Newcomen Best Article Prize. His books include, Insuring the Industrial Revolution: Fire Insurance and the British Economy, 1700-1850, which won the 2004 Wadsworth Prize for Business History; The Development of International Insurance (2010); and Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850 (2012), co-authored with Mark Freeman and James Taylor, which was awarded the 2013 Ralph Gomory Prize for Business History by the US Business History Conference. His latest book, co-edited with Takau Yoneyama, is Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance (Oxford University Press, 2015). His current research is on the experience of multinational insurance companies operating in the United States between 1850 and 1920.