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    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Financial and banking history - Monetary history - Business history - Economic history


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Personal profile


Research Interests

Economic and financial history, law and finance, banking

Research Statement

John Turner has been a Professor of Finance and Financial History at Queen’s University Belfast since 2005.  His research is focussed on the long-run evolution and development of banking, banking crises, bubbles, and financial markets. He is the author of Banking in Crisis, published by Cambridge University Press. Banking in Crisis won the 2015 Wadsworth Prize. He is currently an editor of the Economic History Review.


John has held several distinguished visiting positions - he was the Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England in 2003 and the Alfred D. Chandler Fellow at the Harvard Business School in 2010. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2018.

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Research Output

Open Access
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    Independent Women: Investing in British Railways, 1870-1922

    Acheson, G., Campbell, G., Gallagher, A. & Turner, J., 08 Jan 2020, (Accepted) In : Economic History Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Law and Finance in Britain c.1900

    Coyle, C., Musacchio, A. & Turner, J., 22 Oct 2019, In : Financial History Review. 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Alfred D. Chandler Visiting Scholar (Harvard Business School)

    Turner, John (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    Turner, John (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Houblon-Norman Fellowship

    Turner, John (Recipient), 2003

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    Bubblemania: A Global History of Financial Bubbles

    John Turner (Advisor)


    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Confronting the productivity challenge

    Michael Aldous (Organiser), & John Turner (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    08 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    PhD External Examiner

    John Turner (Examiner)


    Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

    Economic History Review (Journal)

    John Turner (Editor)

    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Yale University

    John Turner (Visitor)

    2018 → …

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Press / Media

    Private Contracting, Law and Finance

    John Turner


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Banking crises

    John Turner


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    City of Glasgow Bank Crash

    John Turner


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Northern Ireland economy

    John Turner


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment


    Confronting the Productivity Challenge, LRI Roundtable

    John Turner (Participant) & Michael Aldous (Participant)

    Impact: Economic Impact, Public Policy Impact


    Historical Reflections on Religion, Finance and Economic Development

    Author: Henderson, S. S. J., Oct 2017

    Supervisor: Colvin, C. L. (Supervisor), Fernihough, A. (Supervisor) & Turner, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Industrialisation, Politics, and Banking Instability in Late Imperial Russia

    Author: Lychakov, N., Mar 2018

    Supervisor: Colvin, C. L. (Supervisor) & Turner, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy