Dr Mark Latham

Department of Management

Contact details

Department of Management
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Mark Latham joined the Birmingham Business School as a Lecturer in 2020. He has held a number of post-doctoral research and teaching posts at various universities including the University of Cambridge (The Centre for Financial History), the University of London (School of Advanced Study), McGill University (Canada), Cardiff Business School, University of Cardiff, and Birmingham Business School.


PhD & MA (ESRC 1+3)


  • Models of Business
  • Contemporary Capitalism
  • Issues in Management (PGT)


Research interests

  • Corruption
  • Occupational regulation and professionalisation
  • Economic and business history
  • Long term institutional development

Current projects

“A historical and cross-country comparison of the Institutional Grammar of anti-corruption laws” (Economic History Society, small grant £2400).


Recent publications:

Latham, M., Di Martino, P., Vasta, M., (2020) ‘Institutional features and institutional change: bankruptcy.

and insolvency laws around Europe, 1850-2015’. Enterprise and Society., 21:4, 936-990. (Winner of the Mira Wilkins Prize, Business History Conference 2021).

Latham, M., (2017) “A fraud, a drunkard, and a worthless scamp”: estate agents, regulation, and Realtors in the interwar period’. Business History, 59:5, 690-709.

Latham, M., (2015) “The City has been wronged and abused!”: institutional corruption in the eighteenth century.’ Economic History Review. 68:3, 1038-1061.

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