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. My research has mostly addressed issues in the business and financial history of the Netherlands, and the economic and social history of Ireland.
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 what I am calling 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:
We Buy Any Gold I have a working paper circulating on Dutch monetary policymaking during the interwar period (co-authored with Philip Fliers). We explore policy formation, implementation and impact, and mix quantitative with qualitative analysis: