A specialist in economic and trade warfare, I am currently the an Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics at Richmond responsible for various economics and business courses, having also taught at LSE, Surrey, Warwick, SOAS, Coventry University’s London MBA Programme. Between 2011 and 2016, I was a Research Fellow at Oxford University. In twelve years of teaching, I have earned nine awards for outstanding teaching and service. In 2013, I became the first faculty member at the LSE to receive three awards for outstanding teaching.
- International trade warfare
- Business decision making during war
- Twentieth century war and trade economics
- The effectiveness of economic sanctions
- Military spending and resource allocation
- Economics of the airline industry
- PhD in Economic History 2011, London School of Economics
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE) 2010, London School of Economics
- Masters in Economics 2006, University of Chicago
- Bachelors with concentrations in Economics, History and Political Science 2005, University of Chicago
Teaching & learning
I have long been responsible for the MGT3200 Foundations of Business course, which is one of the first courses the RBS students take when arriving at Richmond. In this course I try to generate passion and interest for business studies and finance through innovative teaching techniques.
- Eric Golson (2020) “The Allied Neutral: Portugal, Salazar’s Empire and the Balance of Payments with the UK, 1939-1945” Revista de Historia Económica: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History.
- Eric Golson, Jari Eloranta, et al (2018) Small and Medium Powers in Global History: Trade, Conflicts, and Neutrality from the 18th to the 20th Centuries
- Eric Golson (2018) Small States in Harm’s Way: Neutrality in War
- Eric Golson and Jason Lennard (2018) What was the impact of World War I on Swedish Economic and Business Performance? A case study of the ball bearings manufacturer SKF
- Jason Lennard and Eric Golson (2018) The macroeconomic effects of neutrality: evidence from Nordic countries during the wars
- Eric Golson (2016) “Sweden as an Occupied Country? Swedish-Belligerent Trade in the Second World War” in Jonas Scherner and Eugene N. White (eds.), Hitler’s War and Nazi
- Economic Hegemony in Occupied Europe (Cambridge University Press, March 2016). ISBN-13: 9781107049703
- Jari Eloranta, Eric Golson, Andrei Markevich, and Niko Wolf (eds.) (2016) Economic History of Warfare and State Formation” (Springer, June 2016). ISBN 9789811016059
- Eric Golson (2016) “Neutrals at War” Economic History of Warfare and State Formation (Springer, June 2016). ISBN 9789811016059
- Eric Golson and Jason Lennard (2016) “Swedish Business in the First World War: A Case Study of Ball Bearings Manufacturer SKF” in Andrew Smith, Kevin Tennant and Simon Mollan (eds.), The Impact of the First World War on International Business (Routledge, 2016). Co-authored with Jason Lennard (Lund). ISBN-13: 9781138930032
- Eric Golson (2014) “Swiss High Skilled Labour for Germany during the Second World War” Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Geschichte, 64:1 (March 2014), p. 16-44.
- Eric Golson (2014) “Swiss Trade with the Allied and Axis Powers during the Second World War” Jahrbuch Für Wirtschaftsgeschichte, 2014:2 (November 2014), p.71-97.
- Eric Golson (2013) “Spanish Civilian Labour for Germany? Re-evaluating Neutral Spain’s Role” Revista de Historia Económica: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, 31:01 (March 2013), p.145-170