From the Expertise Database

Our members are here to help journalists and other non-specialists deliver authoritative, nuanced understandings of the ways in which businesses have operated in their wider social, political, economic, and cultural worlds.
Sean H. Vanatta
Princeton University
Research Interests: Public policy and regulation, Banking History, Consumer Culture

Sean studies the development of American capitalism, with a particular interest in financial intermediation and regulatory policy. His dissertation, "Constituting Credit Capitalism: The Political Economy of Bank Credit Cards in Postwar America," explores the development and growth of the bank...

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Interest Groups of the BHC

In recent years, the Business History Conference has sprouted several interest groups that have coalesced around perceived needs. The first two, "Women in Business History" and "Business Historians at Business Schools," meet informally over lunch at the annual meeting to discuss issues in the profession and to network. The "Emerging Scholars" group began informally, but its leadership now constitutes one of the BHC standing committees.