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Dr Michael Oliver

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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 capital market is dead': The difficult birth of index-linked gilts in the UK (2020-02)
Oliver, Michael J. and Rutterford, Janette
The Economic History Review, 73(1) (pp. 258-280)

A small island territory moving down the 'development ladder'?: a case study of Jersey (2019-05)
Oliver, Michael J.
Small States and Territories, 2(1) (pp. 83-104)

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)

Downhill from devaluation: The battle for sterling, 1967–1972 (2007-08)
Oliver, Michael J. and Hamilton, Arran
The Economic History Review, 60(3) (pp. 486-512)

To the Rescue of National Parliaments: A Reply to Raunio (2006-01-26)
Duina, Francesco and Oliver, Michael J.
European Law Journal, 12(1) (pp. 132-133)

National Parliaments in the European Union: Are There Any Benefits to Integration? (2005-03-11)
Duina, Francesco and Oliver, Michael J.
European Law Journal, 11(2) (pp. 173-195)

Learning and Change in 20th-Century British Economic Policy (2004-07)
Oliver, Michael J. and Pemberton, Hugh
Governance, 17(3) (pp. 415-441)

In search of a nominal anchor (2001-03)
Oliver, Michael J.
Economic Issues, 6(1) (pp. 33-46)

Monetary targets: an unfinished experiment (1999-03)
Pepper, Gordon and Oliver, Michael J.
Economic Affairs, 19(1) (pp. 12-17)

The Macroeconomic Policies of Mr Lawson (1999)
Oliver, Michael J.
Contemporary British History, 13(1) (pp. 166-182)

From Anodyne Keynesianism to Delphic Monetarism: Economic Policy-making in Britain, 1960-79 (1998-01-01)
Oliver, M. J.
Twentieth Century British History, 9(1) (pp. 139-150)

Whatever Happened to Monetarism? A Review of British Exchange Rate Policy in the 1980s (1997-01-01)
Oliver, M. J.
Twentieth Century British History, 8(1) (pp. 49-73)

The Conservative Years – Evolution or Revolution? (1997)
Oliver, Michael J.
Economic Review, 14(4) (pp. 23-27)

Social learning and macroeconomic policy–making in the United Kingdom since 1979 (1996)
Oliver, Michael J.
Essays in Economic and Business History, 14 (pp. 117-131)

A response to Denham and Garnett’s “the nature and impact of think tanks in contemporary Britain” (1996)
Oliver, Michael
Contemporary British History, 10(2) (pp. 80-86)

The legacy of the gold standard (1995)
Aldcroft, Derek H. and Oliver, Michael J.
Economic Review, 12(4) (pp. 25-27)

Christmas 1985: The Floods and High Winds in Kent (1986-05)
Oliver, M. J.
The Journal of Meteorology, 11(109) (pp. 153-155)

The liquidity theory of asset prices (2006-03)
Pepper, Gordon and Oliver, Michael J.
Wiley Finance
ISBN : 978-0-470-02739-4 | Publisher : John Wiley and Sons, Ltd

Monetarism under Thatcher – Lessons for the Future (2001)
Pepper, Gordon T. and Oliver, Michael J.
ISBN : 978 1 84064 637 5 | Publisher : Edward Elgar

Trade Unions and the Economy: 1870–2000 (2000-08-10)
Aldcroft, Derek H. and Oliver, Michael J.
Modern Economic and Social History
ISBN : 9781859283707 | Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Ltd

Exchange Rate Regimes in the Twentieth Century (1998-08-26)
Aldcroft, Derek H. and Oliver, Michael J.
ISBN : 978 1 85898 320 2 | Publisher : Edward Elgar

Whatever happened to monetarism? Economic policy–making and social learning in the United Kingdom since 1979 (1997-10-17)
Oliver, Michael J.
Modern Economic and Social History
ISBN : 978-1859284339 | Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Ltd

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 (2014-09-15)
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

Economic Disasters of the Twentieth Century (2007-03-27)
Oliver, Michael J. and Aldcroft, Derek H. eds.
ISBN : 978 1 84064 589 7 | Publisher : Edward Elgar

Studies in Economic and Social History: Essays Presented to Professor Derek Aldcroft (2002-06-04)
Oliver, Michael J. ed.
ISBN : 978-0754603719 | Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Ltd