Paolo Di Martino joined the Birmingham Business School in 2010 and was promoted to Reader in 2019. He has been lecturer in Economic History at the University of Bristol (2002-2004), Birmingham (2004-2005) and Manchester (2005-2010). In 2008 he has been junior visiting fellow at the Department of Economic History of the London School of economics.
He gained his PhD in Economic History at the Department of Economics of the University of Pisa (Italy).
In the past he has published work on banking, financial, and monetary history and theory in various journals, including Business History, Urban History, and the History of Economic Ideas.
Recent research focuses on the links between legal institutions and economic performance, in particular between bankruptcy and insolvency laws and practices and issues of financial intermediation and business governance. On this topic he published various book chapters andarticles in international journals such as Business History, Histoire et Measure, and the Economic History Review.