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Providing historically-grounded solutions to enduring geopolitical problems


Hugo Bromley is an Ax:son Johnson Research Assistant in Applied History at the Centre for Geopolitics. He is currently working to support our Baltic Geopolitics programme, as well as hosting a podcast entitled the Geopolitics of Finance, and organising the Centre’s podcast channel.  

Hugo is a second year PhD student at the University of Cambridge. His research explores the history of economic protectionism. His PhD studies the popular origins of mercantilism in England at the start of the long eighteenth century. By exploring the impact of global trade and transnational migration on English textile manufacturing, the project charts how global encounters situated in England shaped the development of English and later British political economy.

Before joining the Centre for Geopolitics, Hugo worked as a researcher at the International Financial Law Review and as a reporter at IFLR Practice Insight. He received a Distinction in his MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and graduated with a first in International History from the London School of Economics. Hugo also leads undergraduate seminars at Cambridge on Economic and Social History, 1500-1750, and Historical Argument and Practice.