I am a final year PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, UCL. My PhD thesis is titled ‘Foreign Investment and Infrastructure Financing: Railways During the First Age of Globalisation’. I have worked at the Monetary Policy Department of the State Bank of Pakistan, the country’s central bank. I am also a regular columnist for the Express Tribune, Pakistan’s English daily newspaper, and contribute articles to the Property Chronicle, a magazine on real estate and finance published in London. Currently, I am the Economic History Society’s Power Postdoctoral Fellow and am in institutional affiliation with the Economic History Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During my fellowship, I aim to explore the role of underwriters, particularly the House of Barings, in railway financing during 1880-1913.