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School Research Seminar Series - Bringing back Thrift Week: Neo-Liberalism and the Rediscovery of Thrift

20 March 2013

4:00 - 6:00pmFB4.04/08 Francis Bancroft Building, 4th Floor, Mile End Campus

School Research Seminar Series – Wednesday 20th March 2013

Time
13.00-14.00pm

Location
FB4.04/08

Speaker
Josephine Maltby, Professor of Accounting and Finance, York Management School, University of York

Bio
JM has been Professor at York since 2006. Prior to this she trained as a chartered accountant before joining the University of Sheffield. She has written on the history of corporate governance and on the development of investment and savings in the 19th century.

Seminar title
Bringing back Thrift Week: Neo-Liberalism and the Rediscovery of Thrift

Abstract
The paper examines and compares the movements for promoting working-class savings in the modern USA and in Great Britain in the 19th century. It explores the use of savings as a technology for managing individuals' behaviour and motives and the nature of the government objectives which are served by these parallel projects.

Chaired by Prof Sean McCartney


Additional information
- Seminar lunch in The Kitchen at 12:30pm
- The seminar will run from 13:00 to 14:00pm (suggested: 50 minute talk and 10 minute Q&A)

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