Naomi Lamoreaux

Naomi Lamoreaux

Professor Emeritus

Naomi Lamoreaux


Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

Research Areas:

Business organizational forms, corporate governance, intellectual property, inventive activity, public-private distinction


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Naomi R. Lamoreaux is Professor of Economics, History, and Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in history from The Johns Hopkins University in 1979 and then taught at Brown University until she moved to UCLA in 1996. She has written The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895-1904 and Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections, and Economic Development in Industrial New England, edited several books, and published many articles on business, economic, and financial history. Her current research interests include patenting and the market for technology in the late nineteenth and twentieth century U.S., business organizational forms and contractual freedom in Europe and the U.S. in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the public/private distinction in U.S. history.

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