Dr Matthew Hollow, BA, MA, DPhil
Matthew Hollow is a Research Associate on the “Tipping Points” Project in the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience. His work focuses on various aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British socio-economic history. He holds a BA and an MA from the University of Sheffield and a DPhil from Oxford University.
As a researcher on the Leverhulme-funded “Tipping Points” Project, Matthew Hollow is currently contributing to the work being done by the WP2 team on financial crisis in the British Banking sector, both past and present. This research explores moments of significant transition and upheaval in the British financial system so as to understand the causes and implications of such changes and to work out how to better deal with the effects of any such changes in the future.
Particular areas of interest include:
- Stability and instability in the British banking sector
- Fraud and white-collar crime
- Bank runs and panics
- Shadow Banking
- Innovation in the financial sector
- Business ethics and corporate responsibility
Prizes & Awards
Crewe History Prize 2007
Association of Business Historians (Member)
Journal papers: academic
- Hollow, M. The age of affluence revisited: Council estates and consumer society in Britain, 1950–1970. Journal of Consumer Culture. Published.
- Hollow, M. Money, Morals and Motives: An Exploratory Study into Why Bank Managers and Employees Commit Fraud at Work. Journal of Financial Crime. 2014;21:174-190.
- Hollow, M Strategic Inertia, Financial Fragility and Organizational Failure: The Case of the Birkbeck Bank, 1870–1911. Business History. 2014;56:746-764.
- Hollow, M The 1920 Farrow’s Bank Fraud: A Case of Managerial Hubris?. Journal of Management History. 2014;20:164-178.
- Hollow, M Boredom: The Forgotten Factor in Preventing Worldwide Fraud. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. 2013;24:19-24.
- Hollow, M. Crowdfunding and Civic Society in Europe: A Profitable Partnership?. Open Citizenship. 2013;4:68-73.
- Hollow, M Perfect lives: Lifestyle magazines and utopian impulses in contemporary British society. International Journal of Cultural Studies. 2012;15:17-30.
- Hollow, M Utopian Urges: Visions for Reconstruction in Britain, 1940-1950. Planning Perspectives. 2012;27:569-585.
- Hollow, M ‘Suburban Ideals on England’s Interwar Council Estates’. Journal of the Garden History Society. 2011;39:203-217.
- Hollow, M Governmentality on the Park Hill estate: the rationality of public housing. Urban History. 2010;37:117-135.
- Hollow, M Writing science fiction: a beginners guide for historians. Rethinking History. 2010;14:131-136.
- Hollow, M Introducing the historian to history: Autobiographical performances in historical texts. Rethinking History. 2009;13:43-52.
- Hollow, M. Rogue Banking: A History of Financial Fraud in Interwar Britain. Palgrave Macmillan; 2014.
- Hollow, M A Need for Housing: The Changing Role of Social Housing in England, 1920-1970. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing; 2012.
Essays in edited volumes
- Hollow, M. Financial Crises. In: Ciment, J. World Democracy. M.E. Sharpe; Forthcoming.
- Hollow, M From Mutual Society to Public Corporation: The Case of the Halifax Building Society. In: Muller, S Contesting Deregulation: Debates and Practices in the West Since the 1970s. Berghahn Books; Accepted.
- Hollow, M. Pay to Play. In: Thompson, W. F. Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. SAGE; 2014:842-844.