Hello! I am a professor in Economics and in History at the University of Guelph whose interests lie in the borderlands between history and the social sciences. My teaching explores economic and quantitative social history, historical demography and economic development. I investigate inequality, changes in physcial well-being and the standard of living.
Some recent publications:
“Atmospheric Pollution and Child Health in Late Nineteenth Century Britain”, Journal of Economic History 78 (2018): 1210-1247, w. R.Bailey & T. Hatton
“Black living standards in South Africa before democracy: New evidence from heights”, South African Journal of Science 114 (2018): 1-8, w. B. Mpeta, J. Fourie
“Reverse Assimilation? Immigrants in the Canadian Labour Market During the Great Depression”, European Review of Economic History (2016) 20: 299-321, w. C.Minns, F.Summerfield.
“Transport Costs and Trade Volumes: Evidence from the Trans-Atlantic Iron Trade, 1870-1913”, Journal of Economic History75 (2015): 95-124 w I. Keay
Lives in Transition: Longitudinal Analysis from Historical Sources, (McGill-Queens University Press 2015) ISBN: 9780773544673, w P. Baskerville.