Sophus A. Reinert (BA Cornell; MPhil and PhD Cambridge) is a Research Fellow at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge. His main area of research is the history of political economy since the Renaissance, focusing particularly on problems of industry, development, and international competition. He is a Junior Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences and has previously been a Carl Schurz Fellow at the University of Erfurt, Germany and a fellow of the Einaudi Foundation in Turin, Italy, as well as the recipient of research grants from the Centro di Studi sull’Illuminismo Europeo “G. Stiffoni” at the University of Ca’Foscari in Venice, Italy and the South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently a member of the Modern European History and Political Thought and Intellectual History Subject Groups at the University of Cambridge. He has published on economic history and the history of economics, and his first book, Translating Empire: Emulation and the Origins of Political Economy, is forthcoming with Harvard University Press. He is editor-in-chief of Anthem Press’ “Economic Ideas that Built Europe” series, published in collaboration with the Other Canon Foundation.