Sophus A. Reinert is Professor of Business Administration in the Business, Government, and the International Economy Unit at Harvard Business School. He is a scholar of capitalism and political economy from medieval Italy to today’s emerging markets. He received his B.A. from Cornell University and his MPhil and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cambridge. Before joining Harvard, Reinert was a Fellow of Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge.
In addition to numerous articles, cases, and edited volumes, he is the author of Translating Empire: Emulation and the Origins of Political Economy (Harvard, 2011) and The Academy of Fisticuffs: Political Economy and Commercial Society in Enlightenment Italy (Harvard, 2018). He is currently writing books on sovereign wealth and on Renaissance economics.
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