Leslie Hannah

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Leslie Hannah
Professor Leslie Hannah, c1980.jpg
Leslie Hannah, c. 1980
Born(1947-06-15)June 15, 1947
Alma materOxford University (D.Phil.)
Scientific career
FieldsBusiness history
InstitutionsLondon School of Economics
University of Tokyo (2004-2007)
ThesisThe political economy of mergers in manufacturing industry in Britain between the wars (1972)

Leslie Hannah is a professor of business history, most closely associated with the London School of Economics. His work focuses on the development of corporations, pensions and banking.

Hannah first became a research fellow at St John's College, Oxford in 1969. After posts at Essex and Cambridge, he moved to the London School of Economics where he remained throughout his career. He also had visiting professorships at Harvard Business School, in Tokyo and Paris.


  • The rise of the corporate economy (2005)
  • Barclays: the business of banking, 1690-1996 (2001)
  • Inventing retirement: the development of occupational pensions in Britain (1986)

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