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:
“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.
“Health, Height and the Household at the Turn of the 20th Century”, Economic History Review 69 (2016): 35-53 w. R. Bailey & T. Hatton.
“Ethnic inequality in professional sport: A question of discrimination in the National Hockey League draft”, pp 128-141 in J. Wilson and R. Pomfret, eds., Sport Through the Lens of Economic History (Edward Elgar 2016), w J. Cranfield, J.A. Ross.
“Big Data and the Military: First World War Personnel Records in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and British Africa”, Australian Historical Studies 47 (2016): 430-442, w. J. Andrew Ross.
“Transport Costs and Trade Volumes: Evidence from the Trans-Atlantic Iron Trade, 1870-1913”, Journal of Economic History 75 (2015): 95-124 w I. Keay.
“Dancing with Dirty Data: Problems in the Extraction of Life-course Evidence from Historical Censuses”, pp 217-241 in G. Bloothooft et al eds., Population Reconstruction (Springer 2015), w. L.Antonie and A.Ross.
Lives in Transition: Longitudinal Analysis from Historical Sources, May 2015, McGill-Queens University Press ISBN: 9780773544673, with Peter Baskerville. 381 pp