Jacob Soll

Expert on the history of financial crises; can discuss Greek bank bailout

Professor of History and Accounting, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • the history of libraries
  • digitization
  • the death of the book
  • information technology
  • the history of financial and housing crises and accounting
  • political accountability
  • Niccolo Machiavelli
  • theories of democracy

Additional Information

  • MacArthur Fellow, 2012
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, 2009-2010
  • Fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2005-2006
  • Author: The Information Master: Jean-Baptiste Colbert’s Secret State Intelligence System (2011, University of Michigan Press); Publishing The Prince: History, Reading, and the Birth of Political Criticism 1513-1789 (2009, University of Michigan Press)


  • 60-Second Seminars: Jacob Soll on Financial Accountability

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