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PhD student Sergio scoops the Business Archives Council Bursary

Congratulations to PhD candidate Sergio Castellanos-Gamboa on winning the highly competitive Business Archives Council Bursary.

The bursary, worth £1,000, is awarded annually to a doctoral student or junior academic undertaking business or economic history research.

Sergio, from Colombia, is researching the ‘Origins, development and effects of consumer credit on British households and the British economy’ under the supervision of Professors Bernardo Bátiz-Lázo and Santiago Carbó-Valverde. He will use his bursary to undertake historic archival work at the London Metropolitan Archives and the National Archives in London.

“I will be looking at documents related to the Crowther Committee and its report on Consumer Credit in the United Kingdom, from the British Bankers’ Association and the Board of Trade”, explains Sergio, who was also recently elected as a Student Ambassador for the Economic History Society. “The main idea is to reconstruct both a historical narrative and quantitative series from these historical documents to use them in the first paper of my PhD thesis.

“Winning was truly a surprise, as the winner was supposed to be contacted before the ceremony, but they decided not to do so, and instead surprised me! I was very excited to win the bursary since previous winners have come from some of the most prestigious universities in the UK. I’m very glad to contribute to keeping Bangor Business School´s name active in the research scene.”

Publication date: 6 August 2015