Economic History Workshop | "Zombie International Currency: the Pound Sterling 1945-1971"

Economic History Workshop
Event date: 
October 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm
Maylis Avaro
Rutgers University
Seminar Series: 
Economic History Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance

"Zombie International Currency: the Pound Sterling 1945-1971"

Maylis Avaro, Rutgers University

Location: 301 JRR Bldg. 

This workshop will be held in a hybrid format. Registration is required to attend. To register, visit:

In-person attendance is restricted to Princeton University ID holders and invited guests. All others are encouraged to join us on Zoom. 

Maylis Avaro is Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Economics at Rutgers University, NJ. Avaro is also Scientific Collaborator at the department of economic and financial history at Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Avaro's research interests are the rise and decline of international currencies and central banking history. The first part of her current work focuses on the decline of sterling after WWII. The second part investigates banking crisis and central banking policies in France and Switzerland in the 19th and 20th century.

Avaro holds a PhD in International Economics and History from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.


Bianca Centrone
Area of Interest: 
Economic History
20th Century