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Sheilagh Ogilvie

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Sheilagh Ogilvie

Sheilagh Catheren Ogilvie

(1958-10-07) 7 October 1958 (age 62)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisCorporatism and regulation in rural industry: wollen weaving in Wurttemberg, 1590-1740 (1985)
Academic work
DisciplineHistory and economics

Sheilagh Catheren Ogilvie, FBA (born 7 October 1958) is a Canadian historian, economist, and academic, specialising in economic history. Since 2020, she has been Chichele Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford. Previously, she taught at the University of Cambridge.

Early life and education

Ogilvie was born on 7 October 1958 to Robert Townley Ogilvie and Sheilagh Stuart Ogilvie.[1] She was brought up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.[2] She was educated at Grantown Grammar School, a state school in Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland, and at Queen Elizabeth High School in Calgary, Alberta.[3] She studied modern history and English at the University of St Andrews, graduating with a first class undergraduate Master of Arts (MA Hons) degree in 1979.[1][3] She undertook postgraduate research in history at Trinity College, Cambridge, and completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1985.[1][3] Her doctoral thesis was titled "Corporatism and regulation in rural industry: wollen weaving in Wurttemberg, 1590-1740".[4] She later studied for a Master of Arts (MA) degree in social sciences (economics) at the University of Chicago, which she completed in 1992.[3]

Academic career

From 1984 to 1988, Ogilvie was a research fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] In 1989, she joined the Faculty of Economics of the University of Cambridge as an assistant lecturer in economic history.[3] She was promoted to lecturer in 1992, and made a Reader in Economic History in 1999.[1] In 2004, she was appointed Professor of Economic History.[1][2] Between 2013 and 2016, she additionally held a Wolfson/British Academy Research Professorship.[5]

In April 2020, it was announced that she would be the next Chichele Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford.[6] She took up the professorship for the start of the 2020/21 academic year and was additionally elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.[7] She is additionally an associate member of the Department of Economics, University of Oxford.[8]

Ogilvie has held a number of visiting appointments. From 1993 to 1994, she was a visiting fellow at the Czech National Archive in Prague, and a guest dozent in the Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Vienna.[3] From 1994 to 1995, she was a visiting fellow at the Centre for History and Economics of King's College, Cambridge.[3] In 1998, she was a visiting fellow at the Center for Economic Studies of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.[3]


In 2004, Ogilvie was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[2] In 2021, she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FACSS).[8][9]

Selected publications

  • Edwards, Jeremy, and Sheilagh Ogilvie. "Contract enforcement, institutions, and social capital: the Maghribi traders reappraised1." The Economic History Review 65.2 (2012): 421-444.
  • Ogilvie, Sheilagh. Institutions and European trade: Merchant guilds, 1000–1800. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • Ogilvie, Sheilagh. "Rehabilitating the guilds: a reply." The Economic History Review 61.1 (2008): 175-182.
  • Ogilvie, Sheilagh. "'Whatever is, is right'? Economic institutions in pre‐industrial Europe1." The Economic History Review 60.4 (2007): 649-684.
  • Ogilvie, Sheilagh. "How does social capital affect women? Guilds and communities in early modern Germany." The American historical review 109.2 (2004): 325-359.
  • Ogilvie, Sheilagh. "Guilds, efficiency, and social capital: evidence from German proto-industry." Economic history review (2004): 286-333.
  • Ogilvie, Sheilagh C. A bitter living: women, markets, and social capital in early modern Germany. Oxford University Press on Demand, 2003.
  • Ogilvie, Sheilagh, and Markus Cerman. European proto-industrialization: an introductory handbook. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Edwards, Jeremy, and Sheilagh Ogilvie. "Universal banks and German industrialization: a reappraisal1." The Economic History Review 49.3 (1996): 427-446.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "OGILVIE, Prof. Sheilagh Catheren". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. November 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie". British Academy. Retrieved 6 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Curriculum Vitae: Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie, FBA" (PDF). Faculty of Economics. University of Cambridge. September 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Ogilvie, S. C. (1985). "Corporatism and regulation in rural industry : wollen weaving in Wurttemberg, 1590-1740". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library Board. Retrieved 6 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie". Faculty of Economics. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 6 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Sheilagh Ogilvie Appointed Chichele Professor of Economic History". Oxford Centre for Economic and Social History. University of Oxford. 23 April 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie". All Souls College. University of Oxford. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae: Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie, FBA" (PDF). All Souls College. University of Oxford. February 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Press Release: Thirty-seven leading social scientists conferred as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences". Academy of Social Sciences. 16 February 2021. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
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