Ferry de Goey

Ferry de Goey is Assistant Professor of Economic History and International Relations, with a focus on Global History.

His research interests are business history, maritime history, economic history, global history and international relations. He is currently investigating western views on the Coolie Trade (c. 1840-1920).




  • “Les consuls et les relations internationales au XIXe siècle” (transl: “Consuls and International Relations in the nineteenth century”) Cahiers de la Méditerranée (2016)
  • (with Abe de Jong, RSM EUR), “Business Groups in the Netherlands”, in Asli Colpan and Takashi Hikino (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Business Groups (and Conglomerates) in the West (Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York, 2017).

Recent publications

  • “Western merchants in the Foreign Settlements of Japan (c. 1850-1890)” , in Ulbe Bosma and Anthony Webster (Eds.), Commodities, Ports and Asian Maritime Trade c. 1750-1950, (Palgrave MacMillan: London, 2015): 112-127.
  • (with Jacques van Gerwen): “An Entrepreneurial Perspective: Varieties of Capitalism and Entrepreneurs in the Twentieth Century”, in K.E. Sluyterman, K.E. (Ed.), Varieties of Capitalism and Mechanisms of Change in an Open Economy: The Dutch Case (Routledge: New York, 2015): 78-103.
  • “Konsuler och den institutionella revolutionen” (transl: Consuls and the Institutional Revolution), in A. Makko and L. Müller (Red.), I Främmande hamn. Den svenska och svensk-norska konsulstjänsten 1700-1985 (Universus Academic Press; Malmö, 2015): 37-55.
  • Consuls and the Institutions of Capitalism, 1783-1914 (Pickering & Chatto Publishers: London, 2014).
  • “European Varieties of Capitalism”, in Jan-Otmar Hesse, Christian Kleinschmidt, Alfred Reckendrees, Ray Stokes (Eds.), Perspectives on European Economic and Social History - Perspektiven der Europaischen Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (Volume 1) (Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2014): 73-100.
  • “A Case of Business Failure: The Netherlands Trading Company (NHM) in Japan, 1859 to 1881”, Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte 58(1) (2013): 105-126.