Jamieson Gordon Myles



Jamieson Myles (Ph.D., 2021, University of Geneva) is a postdoctoral fellow at the Paul Bairoch Institute of Economic History. He has previously held positions as a junior lecturer and as a teaching and research assistant at the Department of History, Economics and Society. His doctoral thesis (now a book project) is entitled Steering the Wheels of Commerce: State and Enterprise in International Trade Finance, 1914-1929 and analyses the political economy of trade finance between the Great War and the Great Depression. In 2018/19, Jamieson was an SNSF Doc.Mobility Visiting Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin and Harvard University. He holds an M.A. in international economic and social history (University of Geneva) and a B.A. in history and political science (University of Lausanne).


Research Interests

Trade Finance

Money Markets

Business-Government Relations

Trade and Industrial Policy

Political Economy


Prix Universal 2015 (Sciences de la Société faculty prize, best masters dissertation 2014) - The Genevoise: 19th Century Capitalism and the Development of the Swiss Life Insurance Market, 1872-1914