Peter Clarke FCA, MA (Econ), PhD is a Professor at the School of Business at University College Dublin. His research interests include all aspects of accounting history. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the European Accounting Review, Accounting Education, the Irish Accounting Review and the IMA Educational Case Journal. He was the recipient, on two occasions (in 1992 and 2004), of the Accountancy Ireland award and was the first recipient of the Professor Edward Cahill prize (in 2006) for the outstanding article in The Irish Accounting Review for the period 2003 – 2005.