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Emma Georgina Rothschild (b.1948)

Emma Georgina Rothschild is the daughter of Nathaniel Mayer (Victor), 3rd Lord Rothschild (1910-1990) and Teresa Georgina, Lady Rothschild (née Mayor) (1915-1996). 

Emma Rothschild is an economic historian and Professor of History at Harvard University. She is also the director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at Harvard University and an honorary Professor of History and Economics at the University of Cambridge. At the age of 15, she became the youngest woman ever admitted to Somerville College, Oxford University, from which she graduated with a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 1967. She was a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1978 to 1988, she was an associate professor at MIT in the Department of Humanities and the Program on Science, Technology, and Society and also taught at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France. 

In 1991, Emma Rothschild married economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen (b.1933). In 2000, in recognition of her services to Britain's international cultural and academic relations, she was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. She is a fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge and sits on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Foundation. Emma Rothschild was founding Chairman of The Rothschild Archive Trust in 1999, and remains a trustee.

Publications and academic papers

The Archive does not hold copies of all of Emma Rothschild's published works. A comprehensive list of all her published works, will be found here Rothschild bibliography: Emma Rothschild »

Copies of published works in the Archive collection are listed below, in order of publication date. In addition to the items listed below, further publications will be found in the Reading Room Library.

Emma Rothschild (b.1948), published articles, New York Review of Books, 1969-2004

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Articles by Emma Rothschild, written for the New York Review of Books, 1969-2004.

Emma Rothschild (b.1948), sundry published academic papers, 1994-2002

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Academic papers of Emma Rothschild: Adam Smith and the invisible hand (1994); volume containing academic papers of Emma Rothschild: The debate on economic and social security in the late eighteenth century: lessons of a road not taken, Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 1995 (Discussion paper no. 64); Condorcet and the conflict of values (1996); Bruno Hildebrands Kritik an Adam Smith (1998); Smithianismus and enlightenment in 19th century Europe (1998); An infinity of girls: the political rights of children in historical perspective (2000); La mondialisation en perpective historique: l'Amérique hyper-puissance (2001); The English Kopf (2002).