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Sabine Go is an assistant professor at the department of Accounting of the VU. She obtained her PhD at the Vrije Universiteit in 2009.


My research is focused on the emergence and development of economic institutions during early modern times in the Low Countries. My current research concerns the occurrence and evolution of contract enforcement mechanisms and the way these have affected economic development in general and behaviour of parties to an industry in particular.

Prizes and Awards

- Received a Grant as PI from NWO (Internationalisering in de Geesteswetenschappen) for the project "Risky Business: Pricing, Governance, and integration in European Insurance Markets, c 1400- c 1870".  The project is a collaboration with Dr Giovanni Ceccarelli (University of Parma) and Dr Adrian Leonard (University of Cambridge).

- Awarded the Charles Wendell Research Grant of the New Netherland Institute, Albany, New York, USA.

- Member at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, USA (fall semester 2018)

- Received an ERC Consolidator Grant as a member of a team led by Professor Maria Fusaro from the University of Exeter to investigate the development of legislation and procedures concerning 'averij grosse' during the early modern period.

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conflict resolution Social Sciences
chamber Social Sciences
commerce Social Sciences
eighteenth century Social Sciences
insurance Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
transparency Social Sciences
municipality Social Sciences

Research Output 2005 2018

  • 9 Chapter
  • 6 Article
  • 2 Book editing
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

Navigating History: Economy, Society, Knowledge, and Nature. Essays in Honour of Prof. Dr. C.A. Davids

Brandon, P. (ed.), Go, S. C. P. J. (ed.) & Verstegen, S. W. (ed.), Oct 2018, Leiden / Boston: Brill. (Library of Economic History; vol. 11)

Research output: Book / ReportBook editingAcademic

Les archives de la Chambre des Assurances et Avaries d’Amsterdam, une source méconnue pour l’histoire maritime à l’époque modern

Go, S. C. P. J. & Allain, T., 2017, Les sources de l'histoire maritime. Roulet, E. & Borde, C. (eds.). Aachen: Shaker Verlag

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
conflict resolution
eighteenth century

Agenten en de strijd tegen de concurrentie: buitenlandse maatschappijen op de Nederlandse markt (ca. 1850 tot ca. 1900)

Go, S. C., 2016, Zekere zaken; Mijlpalen uit de geschiedenis van de coassurantie. Go, S. C., Schultz, T. & Davids, C. A. (eds.). Rotterdam: VNAB, p. 20-24

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Amsterdam: emergence, dominance, and decline

Go, S. C., 2016, Marine insurance: Origins and Institutions, 1300-1850. Leonard, A. B. (ed.). London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. Ch. 5 (Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


Mr Peter Rogaar Fellowship

S.C. Go (Recipient), 1 Feb 2015

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic