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:
“Living standards in settler South Africa, 1865-1920”, Economics and Human Biology (forthcoming), w. J.Fourie & M. Mariotti. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2022.101158
“The mortality risk of being overweight in the twentieth century: Evidence from two cohorts of New Zealand men”, Explorations in Economic History (forthcoming), w. L.Oxley & E.Roberts. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2022.101472
“Intergenerational mobility in a mid-Atlantic economy: Canada, 1871-1901”, Journal of Economic History(forthcoming), w. L.Antonie, C.Minns & F.Summerfield.
“Solitary Confinement and Health and Other Life Course Outcomes for Convict Women”, History Australia, 19 (2022): 13-33, w. H. Maxwell-Stewart.
“The return of quantitative approaches to Canadian history”, Canadian Historical Review 101 (2020): 585-601, w. P. Baskerville.
“Selection bias encountered in the systematic linking of historical records”, Social Science History 44 (2020): 555-570, w. L.Antonie, C.Minns & F.Summerfield.
“Occupational Income Scores and Immigration Assimilation Evidence from the Canadian Census”, Explorations in Economic History 72 (2019): 114-122, w. C.Minns & F.Summerfield.
“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. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2018/20170052