OAH Distinguished Lecturer Profile

Julia Ott

Portrait of Julia Ott
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Julia Ott is an associate professor in the history of capitalism and the codirector of the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School for Social Research and the Eugene Lang College at the New School. She is the author of When Wall Street Met Main Street: The Quest for an Investors' Democracy (2011). Ott specializes in economic history and political history. In her teaching and in her published work, she investigates how financial institutions, practices, and theories influence American political culture and how, in turn, policies and political beliefs shape economic behavior and outcomes.

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