I am a general-purpose economic historian. Topics I have studied include historical banking crises, cooperative organisations, culture and religion, famines and sample selection, patents and innovation, and macroeconomic policy formulation and implementation.
Coronavirus I have written an op-ed for The Conversation (with Eoin McLaughlin) which draws economic lessons from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic for policymakers today. Read it here. I was interviewed about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic by the stand-up comedian Tiernan Douieb on his Partly Political Podcast. Listen here.
Blogtastic I maintain an occasional blog with news about activities relating to my pedagogical project on economic history teaching and learning. You can read it here.
Shaping Public Discourse My new article on the New Applied History (co-authored with Paul Winfree) is now available ahead of publication at the Journal of Applied History. An earlier version of the paper is free to download on the QUCEH website: