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Dr Michael John Oliver

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer in Finance
  • The Faculty of Business and Law
  • The Open University Business School
  • Department for Accounting and Finance
  • michael.oliver

Professional biography

Michael J. Oliver is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance. He has spent almost thirty years teaching at various universities in the UK, France and US. He also provides executive education, workshops and a broad range of consultancy in the public and private sectors.

Research interests

Michael’s research agenda has focused primarily on financial history with a particular emphasis on monetary and exchange rate policy. A core theme of his research is the conflict between domestic and external policy goals and how policymakers have struggled to reconcile these. He has written articles, chapters and books on financial crises, the international monetary system, exchange rate regimes and economic policy. His areas of expertise include monetary history, liquidity in financial markets, financial crises, economics of small island states and family offices and UHNWIs.

Teaching interests

Monetary policy; economic history; corporate governance; investment analysis; wealth management


The two sterling crises of 1964: a comment on Newton (2012-02)
Oliver, Michael J.
Economic History Review, 65(1) (pp. 314-321)
The management of sterling, 1964–67 (2011-06)
Oliver, Michael J.
English Historical Review, 126(520) (pp. 582-613)
Now is the time for quantitative easing (2009-04)
Oliver, Michael J. and Pepper, Gordon
Parliamentary Brief
Sterling in crisis, 1964–67 (2009)
Bordo, Michael D.; MacDonald, Ronald and Oliver, Michael J.
European Review of Economic History, 13(3) (pp. 437-459)
The danger of asset price inflation (2008-11)
Pepper, Gordon and Oliver, Michael J.
Parliamentary Brief, 12(2) (pp. 28-30)
Jersey, a Small Island International Finance Center Adapting to Survive (2015-06-14)
Entwistle, Michael and Oliver, Michael J.
In: Baldacchino, Godfrey ed. Entrepreneurship in Small Island States and Territories (pp. 251-267)
ISBN : 978-1138789982 | Publisher : Routledge
The long road to 1981: British money supply targets from DCE to the MTFS (2014)
Oliver, Michael J.
In: Needham, Duncan and Hotson, Anthony eds. Expansionary Fiscal Contraction: The Thatcher Government’s 1981 Budget in Perspective (pp. 210-228)
ISBN : 978-1107042933 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Economic history and the international political economy (2009)
Oliver, Michael J.
In: Blyth, Mark ed. Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (pp. 280-289)
ISBN : 978-0-415-77126-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Researching contemporary monetary history (2009)
Oliver, Michael J.
In: Flinn, Andrew and Jones, Harriet eds. Freedom of Information: Open Access or Empty Archives?
ISBN : 978-1-85743-420-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
From fixed to floating rates: the British experience, 1964–1972 (2008-10-01)
Oliver, Michael J.
In: Leeson, Robert ed. The Anti-Keynesian Tradition. Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics (pp. 113-129)
ISBN : 9781403949592 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke