Natacha Postel-Vinay is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Economic History at the LSE. She has an undergraduate degree in economics and political science and an MSc in economic history from LSE. She specialises in financial history, and her PhD thesis concentrates on the causes of bank failures in the U.S Great Depression with an emphasis on their behaviour in the 1920s. She also has a particular interest for political and economic philosophy, economic development, and statistical tools for economic investigation.

Book Review: The Clash of Economic Ideas: The Great Policy Debates and Experiments of the Last Hundred Years by Lawrence H. White

The Clash of Economic Ideas interweaves the economic history of the last hundred years with the history of economic doctrines […]

Book Review: In the Wake of the Financial Crisis: Leading Economists Reassess Economic Policy, edited by Joseph E. Stiglitz et al

In 2011, the International Monetary Fund invited prominent economists and economic policy makers to consider the brave new world of […]

Book Review: The Crisis of the European Union: A Response by Jürgen Habermas

In the midst of the current crisis that is threatening to derail the historical project of European unification, Jürgen Habermas […]

Book Review: The Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire, With Lessons for Aspiring Economies, by Colin Read

Readers fed a diet of repetitive academic articles on the financial crisis will find The Rise and Fall of an Economic Empire […]