Director of the Center for History and Economics at the University of Cambridge and visiting professor at Harvard University
Emma Rothschild is director of the Center for History and Economics and a Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge. She is also currently a visiting professor at Harvard University.
She graduated from Oxford University in 1967 and was a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at MIT.
Ms. Rothschild has written extensively on economic history and the history of economic thought. “Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment” was published in 2001 by Harvard University Press and in Italian and Portugese translation in 2003.
Ms. Rothschild is chairman of the Kennedy Memorial Trust, of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development and of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Foundation Board.
From 1978 to 1988, she was an Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Humanities and the Program on Science, Technology and Society. She has also taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.