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People

You can find contact details for everyone working in our department by clicking on the relevant heading below.

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Senior Management Team

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Professor Patrick Wallis - Head of Department

Research interests: Early modern European economic and social history; human capital and training, especially apprenticeship; craft and skill; labour markets; guilds; urban history; health and medicine.

Email: p.h.wallis@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Neil Cummins - Deputy Head for Teaching

Research interests: the origin of modern economic and demographic behaviour; fertility decline; social mobility. 

Co-director of Historical Economic Demography group.

Email: n.j.cummins@lse.ac.uk 

 


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Professor Sara Horrell - Deputy Head for Research

Research interests: Gender, Labour, Living standards. Modern British and European economic history

Email: s.h.horrell@lse.ac.uk


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Jennie Stayner - Department Manager

Email: j.c.stayner@lse.ac.uk

 


Faculty, Fellows and Teachers

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Professor Olivier Accominotti 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: 19th and 20th century monetary and financial history; international financial instability during the Great Depression; financial crises and contagion.

Email: o.accominotti@lse.ac.uk


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Mr Dudley Baines

Emeritus Reader in Economic History

Research interests: 19th and 20th century European demographic history; international and internal migration; development of the international economy; development of British labour market in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Email: d.e.baines@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Gerben Bakker

Associate Professor, Economic History

Research interests: creative industries, especially motion pictures, live entertainment, music, and news; the financing of early-stage R&D; the industrial origins of US productivity growth in the 20th century.

Email: g.bakker@lse.ac.uk 


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Dr Jordan Claridge

Assistant Professor, Economic History

Research interests: medieval economic history; agriculture; regional and urban history; financial markets and institutions; monetary economics; labour and consumers; government.

Email: j.claridge@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Neil Cummins

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: the origin of modern economic and demographic behaviour; fertility decline; social mobility.

Co-director of Historical Economic Demography group.

Email: n.j.cummins@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Kent Deng 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: China’s economic and social history, especially peasantry and literati; maritime economic history; merchants; pre-modern and early modern history; state formation.

Email: k.g.deng@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Leigh Gardner (on leave 2023-24)

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: Africa; economic development; institutions; local government; monetary policy; public finance.

Email: l.a.gardner@lse.ac.uk


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Andres Guiot Isaac 

LSE Fellow

Research interests: History and sociology of economics; 20th century economic history of Latin America; political economy of development

Email: a.m.guiot-isaac@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Sara Horrell

Professor in Economic History

Research interests: Gender, Labour, Living standards. Modern British and European economic history.

Other titles: Deputy Head of Department (Research), PHD Tutor)

Email: s.h.horrell@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Jane Humphries

Centennial Professor

Research Interests: Labour markets, industrialization, links between the family and the economy, gender, the family, the history of women's work, causes and consequences of economic growth and structural change.

Email: j.humphries@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Tehreem Husain

ESRC Fellow

Research interests: Railway financing during the first age of globalisation (1880-1913); the role of underwriterin railway financing; financial history of British India; evolution of banking in India. 

Email: t.husain@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Janet Hunter

Emeritus Professor in Economic History

Research interests: Modern Japanese history, the female labour market, the history of economic relations between Britain and Japan, development of communications, business ethics in Japan

Email: j.e.hunter@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Alejandra Irigoin

Associate Professor in Economic History

Research interests: early modern global economic and monetary history; economic history of Latin America, especially in the colonial period; comparative political economy of empire.

Email: m.a.irigoin@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Mina Ishizu

EH240 Guest Teacher

Email: m.ishizu@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Jason Lennard

Assistant Professor

Research Interests: Macroeconomic history

 Email: j.c.lennard@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Colin Lewis

Emeritus Professor, Economic History

Research Interests: political economy of development and state-formation, fiscal and monetary history, social policy and welfare, industrial growth and industrialisation, and Latin American business history

Email: c.m.lewis@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Chris Minns

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: North American economic history; labour market history, particularly migration and education; price history.

Email: c.minns@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Safya Morshed

LSE Fellow

Research interests: economic history of developing regions; comparative historical development; political economy; Asian, Middle Eastern and African economic history. 

Email: s.morshed@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Mary S Morgan

Albert O. Hirschman Professor

Research interests: History and philosophy of economics and statistics over last two centuries, and especially the usages of those fields of knowledge in academic and public domains to change the way economies work

Email: m.morgan@lse.ac.uk 


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Dr Natacha Postel-Vinay (on leave 2023-24)

Assistant Professor

Research interests: financial history of the 19th and 20th centuries; financial, banking and monetary crises, especially the Great Depression and the Great Recession; mortgage and household debt; public finance: the impact of fiscal policy on the business cycle. 

Email: n.m.postelvinay@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Albrecht Ritschl 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: debt crises; financial crises; historical business cycles; macroeconomic history; monetary history. Modern European history, especially Germany.

Email: a.o.ritschl@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Joan Roses 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: Modern European Economic History; Historical Economic Geography: housing, regional inequality, structural change, and regional policies; long-run Economic Growth: innovation, productivity, and human capital; Economic and social history of pandemics.

Email: j.r.roses@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Tirthankar Roy (on leave 2023-24)

Professor of Economic History

Research Interests: History and development of South Asia, global history, empires, environmental history.

Email: t.roy@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Anne Ruderman

Assistant Professor, Economic History

Research interests: early modern Europe and the Atlantic world; race and slavery; social and economic history.

Email: a.e.ruderman@lse.ac.uk 


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Dr Mohamed Saleh

Associate Professor, Economic History

Research interests: Historical political economy, economic history of identity, Middle East and North Africa

Email: m.saleh@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Max Schulze (on leave 2023-25)

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: 19th Century European economic history; continental European history, especially Austria; industrialization, trade, and economic development.

 Email: m.s.schulze@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Eric Schneider 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: Health, historical demography, living standards, long-run economic growth

Co-director of Historical Economic Demography group.

Email: e.b.schneider@lse.ac.uk 


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Dr Sabine Schneider

LSE Fellow

Research Interests: International economic history of the 19th and 20th centuries; financial and monetary policy, particularly currency unions and state-building, central banking, financial crises, and economic diplomacy

Email: s.a.schneider@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Rebecca Simson

Guest Teacher

Research interests: history and economic development of postcolonial Africa; public sector employment in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; ethnic and regional inequalities in education and employment provision; inequality dynamics in developing regions; Africa’s economic depression of the 1980s and 1990s

Email: rebecca.simson@wadham.ox.ac.uk


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 Professor Oliver Volckart

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: Economic History; New Institutional Economics; late medieval and early modern Continental European History, especially constitutional history.

Other titles: UG Programmes Director

Email: o.j.volckart@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Patrick Wallis

Professor in Economic History 

Research interests: Early modern European economic and social history; human capital and training, especially apprenticeship; craft and skill; labour markets; guilds; urban history; health and medicine.

Other titles: Head of Department

Email: p.h.wallis@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Melanie Meng Xue

Assistant Professor, Economic History

Research interests: political economy; gender; culture and narrative; early modern and modern China.

Email: m.m.xue@lse.ac.uk


Public Engagement and Impact

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Dr Chris Kissane

Engagement and Impact Lead

Affiliated Faculty

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Dr Jeremiah Dittmar

Associate Professor of Economics

Email: j.e.dittmar@lse.ac.uk

 


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Dr Nadia Matringe

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Email: n.matringe@lse.ac.uk

 

 

Graduate Teaching Assistants 2023-24

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Luisa Bicalho Ritzkat - EH204 and EH437

Email: l.bicalho-ritzkat@lse.ac.uk


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Eoin Dignam - EH101

Email: e.a.dignam@lse.ac.uk


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Nick Fitzhenry - EH238 and Writing Adviser

Email: n.a.fitzhenry@lse.ac.uk


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Andres Irarrazaval Garcia Huidobro - Eh225

Email: a.irarrazaval-garcia-huidobro@lse.ac.uk


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Yangyang Liu - EH204

Email: Y.Liu131@lse.ac.uk

 


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Zane Jennings - EH102 and Writing Adviser

Email: z.jennings@lse.ac.uk


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Viren Mahurkar - EH207

Email: v.mahurkar@lse.ac.uk


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William Mitchell - EH101

Email: w.h.mitchell@lse.ac.uk


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Andy Park - EH101

Email: b.park4@lse.ac.uk


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Nick Peyton - EH102

Email: n.peyton@lse.ac.uk

 

 


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Sheila Pugh - EH240

Email: s.m.pugh@lse.ac.uk

 

 


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Greg Salter - EH102

Email: g.d.salter@lse.ac.uk


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 Noah Sutter - EH101

Email: n.w.sutter@lse.ac.uk


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Tianning Zhu - EH209

Research interests:

Email: t.zhu8@lse.ac.uk

 

 

Visiting Academics

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Dr Ahmet Akarli

Research Interests: Emerging market economies

Email: a.o.akarli@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Robert J Bennett 

Research Interests: History of entrepreneurship, and SME policy; history of Chambers of Commerce; local and regional economic development: the role of institutions

Email: rjb7@cam.ac.uk


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Professor Youssef Cassis

Visiting Professor

Research interests: banking and financial history, business history.

Email: y.cassis@lse.ac.uk


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Professor David Chambers

Visiting Professor

Research interests include: Covered Interest Party (CIP) condition in foreign exchange markets.    

Email: d.chambers1@lse.ac.uk


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Jordi Domenich Feliu

Visiting Professor

Research interests: Political economy of 1930s Spain

Email: j.domenec@clio.uc3m.es 


Terry Gourvish

Terry Gourvish

Research interests: Business history of UK; US and Europe; especially in public sector; including privatisation; railways; infrastructure projects [Channel Tunnel]; brewing

Email: t.r.gourvish@lse.ac.uk



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Dr Karolina Hutkova

Visiting Academic

Research Interests: global economic relations, trade and industry in early modern period and 19th century; role of institutions, organisation and political economy for creating conditions for entrepreneurship and business activity.

Email: k.hutkova@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Laura Montenegro

Post-Doctoral Visting Fellow

Research interests: economic history, political economy, and development economics.


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Professor Andrew Seltzer

Visiting Professor

Research interests: 19th and 20th century labour markets, impact of public policy. 

Email: a.seltzer@lse.ac.uk


Professional Support Staff

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Oli Harrison

MSc Programmes Officer
Room: SAR 3.03
Email: o.harrison1@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (020) 7955 7046

Areas of responsibility include: Managing Economic History master's programmes, including MSc in Financial History and Erasmus Mundus MA Global Studies; student engagement. 


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Kamilah Hassan

Operations Assistant
Room: SAR 3.03
Email: k.hassan4@lse.ac.uk

Areas of responsibility include: providing administrative support to the department; social media 


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Helena Ivins

Departmental Tutor and Undergraduate Programmes Manager
Room: SAR 3.05
Email: h.ivins@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 7110 

Areas of responsibility include: Departmental Tutor and undergraduate manager; website management; moodle management; managing editor for LSE Economic History blog.


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Tracy Keefe

PhD Programme Manager; Research Projects Manager, Deputy Department Manager
Room: SAR 3.06
Email: t.j.keefe@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7860 

Areas of responsibility include: PhD Programme Manager; Manager of faculty research projects; Manager of  Academic Visitor programme; Manager of department/alumni relations; REF2028 Co-ordinator.


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Jennie Stayner

Department Manager
Room: SAR 3.07
email: j.c.stayner@lse.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7857


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Darren Townsend

Assessment and Regulations Officer
Room: SAR 3.04
Email: d.a.townsend@lse.ac.uk

Areas of responsibility include: Manages assessment and assessment regulations for Economic History students. Point of contact for authorising extension requests.

PhD students

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Luisa Bicalho Ritzkat

Research interests: Financial History, Art Market, Asset Pricing, Market Inefficiencies

Email: l.bicalho-ritzkat@lse.ac.uk 


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Ruoran Cheng

Email: r.cheng4@lse.ac.uk


Mark Cokic

Marco Cokic

Research interests: International Trade, Political Economy, Modern Economic History of Central and Eastern Europe.

Email: m.cokic@lse.ac.uk


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Mario Cuenda Garcia

Research interests: Regional economics, inequality and development economics.

Email: m.cuenda-garcia@lse.ac.uk

 


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Eoin Dignam

Research interests: Climate history and climate change adaptation, French economic history, environmental economics.

Email: E.A.Dignam@lse.ac.uk


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Junqi (Debbie) Fan

Research interests: East Asian modern economic history, gender and labour market, feminist economics, feminist history.

Email: j.fan11@lse.ac.uk


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Nick Fitzhenry

Research interests: Economic history of developing regions; comparative historical development; political economy; regional inequality; economic geography; economic history of Africa.

Email: n.a.fitzhenry@lse.ac.uk


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Florentine Friedrich

Research Interests: gender and labour; French economic history; economic growth; religion and cultural economics. 

Email: f.j.friedrich@lse.ac.uk


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Hampton Gaddy

Research interests: historical mortality; the 1918 influenza epidemic; the demographic impacts of crises

Email: h.g.gaddy@lse.ac.uk

 


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Alexander Green

Research interests: Global commodity markets, the energy use and industrialisation.

Email: a.j.green@lse.ac.uk


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Andrés Irarrázaval Garcia Huidobro

Research interests: development economics, political economy, and income distribution (including redistribution), focusing on its institutional and historical determinants.

Email: a.irarrazaval-garcia-huidobro@lse.ac.uk

 


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Zane Jennings

Research Interests: Political economy of corporate finance, financial development, strategic relationships between corporations and states, and English history

Email: z.jennings@lse.ac.uk


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Jennifer Kohler

Sadly, Jennifer passed away late in 2022. The Department offers its condolences to her family and friends.

Research interests: African economic history; colonial history; social capital and the economic history of women’s empowerment.

Email: j.kohler@lse.ac.uk


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Julius Koschnick

Research interests: long-run growth, human capital, knowledge transmission, and natural language processing.

Email: j.koschnick@lse.ac.uk

 


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Mikhail Kolosov

Email: m.kolosov@lse.ac.uk


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Tom Learmouth

Research interests: Japanese economic history, industry history, comparative economic history, East Asian industrialisation 

Email: t.learmouth@lse.ac.uk


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Yangyang Liu

Research interests: Chinese Economic History ; Monetary and Banking History; ESG and Sustainable Finance. 

Email: y.liu131@lse.ac.uk


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Xizi Luo

Research interests: Chinese economic History; social mobility in China, quantitative economic history; women in Imperial China.

 Email: x.luo10@lse.ac.uk


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Viren Mahurkar

Research interests: US financial and macroeconomic cycles; history of modern biology and the US biotech industry; innovation and technological progress in the US economy; comparative evolution of US, European and Asian biotech industries.

Email: v.mahurkar@lse.ac.uk


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Aurelius Noble

Research Interests: Role of community and social capital in banking during the first globalisation.

Email: a.j.noble@lse.ac.uk

 


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Bumjin (Andy) Park

Research interests: Economic growth, regional inequality, historical economic geography, industrial location and urban economics

Email: b.park4@lse.ac.uk


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Victor Perez Sanchez

Email: v.perez-sanchez@lse.ac.uk

 


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Nick Peyton

Research Interests: early modern England, the economics of religion and religious networks, expropriation, and popular rebellion.

Email: n.peyton@lse.ac.uk


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Sheila Pugh

Email: s.m.pugh@lse.ac.uk

 

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Matthew Purcell

Research Interests: Social and economic determinants of health, social mobility, health and mortality, 19th and 20th Century US

Email: m.purcell@lse.ac.uk


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Greg Salter

Email: g.d.salter@lse.ac.uk


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Ziyue 'Zoey' Shen

Research interests: Chinese Economic History; Monetary and Financial History; East Asian Development; Long-term growth and financial inclusion; Institutional Analysis.

Email: z.shen19@lse.ac.uk

 


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Charles Smith

Email: c.l.smith@lse.ac.uk


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Mek Ajay Sribhibhadh

Research interests: comparative economic development of Southeast Asia; terms of trade; colonialism; neo-institutionalism. 

Email: m.a.sribhibhadh@lse.ac.uk


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Noah Sutter

Research interests: Social Mobility in the 19th century, Persistence of Old Regime Elites, Early Industrial Capitalists, Wealth Inequality, French Economic History

Email: n.w.sutter@lse.ac.uk


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David Teeters

Research interests: Financial market history of bond markets and household sector balance sheets: the role of government debt as safe asset collateral in credit intermediation and the financialisation of the British economy from the 17th to the 20th century. 

Email: d.j.teeters@lse.ac.uk


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Charles Udale

Email: c.w.udale@lse.ac.uk

 


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Hillary Vipond

Research interests: Technological unemployment in Victorian Britain; impact of adoption of new machines on workers;  health; family; census linking.

Email: h.g.vipond@lse.ac.uk


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Weizhe Zhang

Research interests: Basic Income Programs in Regency England; Welfare Impact of Technological Change; Applied Microeconometrics; Quantitative Social History; Historical Political Economy

Email: w.zhang59@lse.ac.uk

 

 


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Tianning Zhu

Email: t.zhu8@lse.ac.uk


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Ziming Zhu

Research interests: occupational mobility in Victorian and Edwardian England.

Email: z.zhu11@lse.ac.uk

 

 

 

Contact us

Telephone

Department of Economic History +44 (0)20 7955 7857

Email

Undergraduate Enquiries (not including admissions) h.ivins@lse.ac.uk

Master's Enquiries o.harrison1@lse.ac.uk

MPhil/PhD Enquiries t.j.keefe@lse.ac.uk

Address

Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE