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Insuring the Transatlantic Slave Trade (2018)
Journal Article
Pearson, R., & Richardson, D. (in press). Insuring the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Journal of Economic History,

One important, but overlooked, risk mitigation device that facilitated the growth of the slave trade in the eighteenth century was the increasing availability of insurance for ships and their human cargoes. In this paper we explore, for the first tim... Read More

Carter v Boehm: facts and context (2016)
Journal Article
Pearson, R. (2016). Carter v Boehm: facts and context. Insurance Law Journal -Sydney-, 27(2-3), 113-123

There is a curious irony in the lawsuit Carter v Boehm. The final decision of the Court of King’s Bench, delivered by Chief Justice Mansfield at Easter 1766, famously articulated the principle of uberrima fides (utmost good faith), which became the s... Read More

Between Madam Bubble and Kitty Lorimer: Women investors in British and Irish stock companies (2009)
Book Chapter
Freeman, M., Pearson, R., & Taylor, J. (2009). Between Madam Bubble and Kitty Lorimer: Women investors in British and Irish stock companies. In J. Rutterford, A. Laurence, & J. Maltby (Eds.), Women and their money, 1700-1950: Essays on women and finance, 95 - 114. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

As the pilgrims came to rest on the Enchanted Ground, Mr Stand-fast, in Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress (1684), told his friends of an encounter on the road. ‘As I was thus musing . . . there was one in very pleasant attire, but old, that presente... Read More

Social capital, institutional innovation and Atlantic trade before 1800 (2008)
Journal Article
Pearson, R., & Richardson, D. (2008). Social capital, institutional innovation and Atlantic trade before 1800. Business history, 50(6), (765-780). doi:10.1080/00076790802420336. ISSN 0007-6791

The growth of the Atlantic economy during the eighteenth century has been associated with developments in business networking to mitigate the hazards of communication in long-distance trade. Such social capital-based mechanisms reduced transaction co... Read More

Regulatory regimes and multinational insurers before 1914 (2008)
Journal Article
Pearson, R., & Lönnborg, M. (2008). Regulatory regimes and multinational insurers before 1914. Business History Review, 82(1), (59-86). doi:10.1017/s000768050003751x. ISSN 0007-6805

At the end of the twentieth century, the global diffusion of one important financial service, insurance, was encouraged by deregulation, but it also encountered difficulties where deregulation remained incomplete and where there were many nonregulato... Read More

The development of international insurance
Book
Pearson, R. The development of international insurance. The University of Hull

Insurance is a vital and dynamic element in the modern economy. Although commercial forms of insurance have been present for several hundred years in Europe, this financial service first grew to maturity on a global scale during the nineteenth centur... Read More