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Professor Adrian Bell

Research Dean, Prosperity and Resilience

Chair in the History of Finance

Adrian Bell

Specialisms

  • History of Finance, 
  • Football Finance

Location

ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

Adrian is Chair in the History of Finance and Research Dean, Prosperity and Resilience.

Adrian is Chair in the History of Finance and Research Dean, Prosperity and Resilience.

He is interested in the History of Finance and recently completed a major project funded by the Leverhulme Trust with Professor Chris Brooks and Dr Helen Killick. The project “The first real estate bubble: Land Prices and Rents in Medieval England c. 1200-1550” ran for three years from 2015. The project builds upon a previous project for Leverhume with Professor Chris Brooks and Dr Tony Moore on medieval foreign exchange. A previous major project for the ESRC with the same team investigated the early and innovative use of credit finance by a succession of English medieval monarchs (10.5255/UKDA-SN-6880-1) and an earlier ESRC project entitled “Modern Finance in the Middle Ages? Advance contracts for the supply of wool” (10.5255/UKDA-SN-5325-1).

Professor Bell also specialises in the Hundred Years War and his book, War and the Soldier in the Fourteenth Century, was published by Boydell and Brewer in Autumn 2004. In 2006 he was awarded a major grant from the AHRC (jointly with Professor Anne Curry, University of Southampton) to investigate “The Soldier in Later Medieval England” for more details see http://www.medievalsoldier.org/. The findings are outlined in a major work The Soldier in Later Medieval England, published by Oxford University Press (2013).

Adrian has also appeared on The Unexpected World of Business podcast to discuss football finance.

His working papers are available on SSRN at: http://ssrn.com/author=486048

Professor Bell frequently provides expert comment for media opportunities. Longer articles and blogs are featured in the media section below.
Recent comments and articles on COVID-19 include:

Reference: Tao, R., Brooks, C. and Bell, A. R. (2020) When is a MAX not the MAX? How news resolves information uncertainty. Journal of Empirical Finance, 57. pp. 33-51. ISSN 0927-5398 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jempfin.2020.03.002

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20th December 2019