Antoninus Samy, O.P.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:


Accinno Hall 208B


Ph.D. - Economic History University of Oxford

Brief Biography:

Fr. Antoninus Samy is an Assistant Professor of Economics who holds a doctorate in economic history from the University of Oxford. He has worked as a research economist for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and as a postdoctoral research fellow at Oxford before joining the Order of Preachers in 2012. His research focuses on British financial history and housing markets, and the economic history of Catholic schools in the United States. His most recent book was published by Oxford University Press (2016), The Building Society Promise: Access, Risk and Efficiency, 1880-1939.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Economic History, Catholic Social Teaching

Selected Publications:

Samy, A. (2016) The Building Society Promise: Access, Risk, Efficiency 1880-1939. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Samy, A. (2012) Extending Home Ownership before the First World War: The Case of the Co-operative Permanent Building Society 1884-1913. Economic History Review.(65),