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Tipping Points


Dr Matthew Hollow, BA, MA, DPhil

Research Associate of Work Package 2 in Tipping Points Research Project

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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.

Current Research

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)


Books: reviews

Journal papers: academic

Books: authored

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.