Martha Poon is a research fellow at LSE’s Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Regulation where she is working on a book about the history of the commercially produced U.S. consumer credit score know as FICO.  Her research explores how studies of information infrastructure might contribute to a history of capital markets. Before moving to London, she spent time in residence at the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation (ENSMP, Paris), The Centre on Organizational Innovation (Columbia University), the Hagley Museum and Library (Delaware), and the Institute for Public Knowledge (NYU).  Martha is a graduate of the Science Studies Program at University of California San Diego. Her paper tracing the origins of the subprime mortgage lending in the U.S. (“From New Deal Institutions to Capital Markets”, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 654-674 ) was awarded the 2008 Hacker-Mullins Prize from the Science Knowledge and Technology section of the American Sociological Association.

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