James A Green

PhD Student (Probationary)

I am a PhD student supervised by Professor Duncan Needham. My research looks at the economic history of the Cayman Islands. In particular, I provide technical insight into the complicated and often opaque world of investment fund structures and how these structures, alongside other financial innovations, created an intensive economy in the Cayman Islands seemingly overnight and out of thin air.

This research is a continuation of my MPhil dissertation completed at Cambridge in Economic and Social History (2023) and first began as the subject of my undergraduate thesis for the University of Texas at Austin's Plan II Honors Program. It was also developed during my time as an exchange student at The University of Oxford's Hertford College.

Financial centers, institutional economics, investment funds, hedge funds, private equity, mutual funds, economics, economic history, the Cayman Islands, Globalization, legal history, trusts, "tax-havens."


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