BiographyCarlo Edoardo Altamura is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Teaching Assistant at the Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History of the University of Geneva.
In 2007, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Institutions and Financial Markets Management from “L. Bocconi” University in Milan.
In 2009, he graduated with a Master’s degree in Socioeconomics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
In 2015, Dr Altamura obtained a joint PhD in Economic and Social History at the University of Geneva and Uppsala, Sweden, under the supervision of Professor Youssef Cassis, European University Institute, Florence and Professor Mats Larsson, Uppsala University. His thesis has been published in 2016 by Routledge with the title “European Banks and the Rise of International Finance: the Post-Bretton Woods Era” (Routledge Explorations in Economic History).
Since January 2016 Dr Altamura is a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of History of the University of Cambridge thanks to the “Ernest Choisy et Charles Borgeaud” Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Academic Society of Geneva, a scholarship awarded to the most promising researchers under the age of thirty. He is also a Visiting College Research Associate at Wolfson College, Cambridge. His interests lie mainly in post-war international financial and banking history in the West and in the developing world.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Economic and Financial History, International History, Political History, International Political Economy