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:
“Surviving the Deluge: British Servicemen in World War I”, Economics and Human Biology forthcoming, w. Roy Bailey & Tim Hatton. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ehb.2022.101216
“Adolescent Growth and Convict Transportation to Nineteenth-Century Australia”, History of the Family forthcoming, Terrence Donald & Hamish Maxwell-Stewart. https://doi.org/10.1080/1081602X.2022.2143391
“Living standards in settler South Africa, 1865-1920”, Economics and Human Biology 47 (Dec 2022): 101158, w. Johan Fourie & Martine 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 84 (2022): 101472, w. Les Oxley & Evan Roberts. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2022.101472
“Intergenerational mobility in a mid-Atlantic economy: Canada, 1871-1901”, Journal of Economic History 82 (2022): 1003 – 1029, w. Luiza Antonie, Chris Minns & Fraser Summerfield.
“Solitary Confinement and Health and Other Life Course Outcomes for Convict Women”, History Australia, 19 (2022): 13-33, w. Hamish Maxwell-Stewart.
“The return of quantitative approaches to Canadian history”, Canadian Historical Review 101 (2020): 585-601, w. Peter Baskerville.
“Selection bias encountered in the systematic linking of historical records”, Social Science History 44 (2020): 555-570, w. Luiza Antonie, Chris Minns & Fraser Summerfield.
“Occupational Income Scores and Immigration Assimilation Evidence from the Canadian Census”, Explorations in Economic History 72 (2019): 114-122, w. Chris Minns & Fraser Summerfield.
“Atmospheric Pollution and Child Health in Late Nineteenth Century Britain”, Journal of Economic History 78 (2018): 1210-1247, w. Roy Bailey & Tim Hatton.
“Black living standards in South Africa before democracy: New evidence from heights”, South African Journal of Science 114 (2018): 1-8, w. Booking Mpeta, Johan Fourie. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2018/20170052