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Alexia Yates

CERES Visiting Professor at the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World



Alexia Yates is a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Manchester. She is a historian of economic life, focusing on urban political economy, business history, and the history of popular finance in modern Europe. Her first book, Selling Paris: Property and Commercial Culture in the Fin-de-siècle Capital, appeared with Harvard University Press in 2015 and won the Wallace K. Ferguson Prize for the best book in non-Canadian history from the Canadian Historical Association in 2016. She is a founding member of the Center for Economic Cultures at the University of Manchester. She is currently researching the culture and politics of mass investment in 19th- and 20th-century France as well as writing a short book on real estate and global urban history. She holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and previously held postdoctoral fellowships the Center for History and Economics at Harvard University and at the Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities at Cambridge.

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