Vanessa Ogle is Associate Professor of modern European history at the University of California-Berkeley. She received a PhD from Harvard University and has previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book, "The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950", was published in 2015. She is currently writing "Archipelago Capitalism: A History of the Offshore World, 1920s-1980s", the first archivally-researched account of how offshore came into existence as a far-flung system, with major implications for the rise of inequality throughout the 20th century.
This lecture is part of a series of events connected to the Economic History Workshop, “From Bretton Woods to Financial Crisis: The Rise and Fall of Global Economic Governance”, to be held at the University of Melbourne on 2–3 May 2019.
This lecture is part of the 2019 SHAPS ‘Walls’ Public Lecture Series https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/shaps-research/2019/01/01/walls-2019/