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University College London
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Financial history, economic history, fiscal history, history of economic thought, infrastructure economics and finance, climate change economics and finance
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About Me

I joined UCL in September 2014 as a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in the USA) in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment at CPM here at UCL Bartlett.  In February 2017, I was appointed Interim Director (Head of Department) of BSCPM. In late January 2018, I was appointed to a professorial chair in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment with effect from March 2018.

Before coming to UCL, I spent six years as a fellow of Newnham College where I variously held a junior research fellowship (Mary Bateson Research Fellowship), a post as a college lecturer and teaching fellow, and a Leverhulme ECF. In July 2009, I started the Centre for Financial History, which I directed through December 2014. It is still going strong, but has moved from Newnham College to Darwin College in line with the affiliation of its new director.

I did my undergraduate training at the Wharton School in managerial and financial economics and my PhD in History from the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, my doctoral research in the UK was funded in part by the Mellon Foundation under the guise of an IHR pre-doctoral fellowship and an SSRC international dissertation fellowship. I have lived in the UK more or less continuously since 2005. I am a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Recent Publications

Please see my attached webpage.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
UK and Western Europe
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, England, France, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Economic History, Government, Higher Ed, Politics, Science