Executive Committee of the Economic History Society
1 April 2017
The President: Professor Stephen Broadberry
Stephen Broadberry is a Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College and a Professor of Economic History, Oxford University; a Research Theme Leader at CAGE, University of Warwick; Director of the Economic History Programme at CEPR; and a Hans Christian Andersen Professor at University of Southern Denmark. His research interests include: the development of the world economy from 1000 AD to the present, using a historical national accounting approach to shed light on the Great Divergence of productivity and living standards between Europe and Asia; sectoral aspects of comparative growth and productivity performance during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on the role of services; and wars and economic performance. His books include The Productivity Race, 1850-1990: British Manufacturing in International Perspective, 1850-1990 (CUP, 1997); Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850-2000: British Performance in International Perspective (CUP, 2006), the 2-volume Cambridge Economic History of Europe, edited with Kevin O’Rourke (CUP, 2010) and British Economic Growth, 1270-1870, co-authored with Bruce Campbell, Alexander Klein, Mark Overton and Bas van Leeuwen (CUP).
Honorary Secretary: Dr Helen Paul
Helen Paul is a lecturer in Economics and Economic History at the University of Southampton and is particularly interested in early modern economic history: the Financial Revolution; Atlantic history; the South Sea Bubble, and the Navy’s role within the economy. She was educated at the University of Oxford and then at the University of St Andrews. Her doctoral and postdoctoral studies were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her monograph on the South Sea Bubble was published by Routledge in 2011.
Honorary Treasurer: Professor Jim Tomlinson
Jim Tomlinson was educated at the London School of Economics and spent the years 1977 to 2004 at
Managing Editor: Dr Sara Horrell
Sara Horrell is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and a Fellow at Murray Edwards College. Her research interests are in various aspects of the household; consumption, gender inequalities, work and living standards; in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain and in contemporary developed and developing societies. She has published in the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, the Economic History Review and the Economic Journal.
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Chair, Conference Committee: Dr Nuala Zahedieh
Chair, Publications Committee: Professor Marguerite Dupree
Marguerite Dupree is Professor of Social and Medical History at the University of Glasgow and a Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge. Her research interests focus on nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain and its empire, including: family, gender, urban and demographic history; industry-state relations and business history; and the history of social welfare, as well as aspects of medical history directly relevant to Economic and Social History, including the history of hospital care, the medical profession and medical practitioners and the business of life assurance. She is author of: Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840-1880 (Oxford University Press, 1997); editor of Lancashire and Whitehall: the Diaries of Sir Raymond Streat 1931-1957, 2 vols (Manchester University Press, 1987); and co-author (with Anne Crowther) of Medical Lives in the Age of Surgical Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2007; pbk 2010). Currently she is co-holder of a Leverhulme Trust project grant for research into the history of infection control in British hospitals between c. 1870 and 1970.
Chair, Public Engagement Committee: Professor David Higgins
David Higgins is a Professor in the Accounting & Finance division at Newcastle University Business School. As an undergraduate he read economics and economic history at Aberdeen University and completed an M Phil and PhD in economics at Cambridge. His academic appointments have included Sheffield and York. He has published widely on modern British business and economic history.
Chair, Schools & Colleges Committee: Dr Judy Stephenson
Judy Stephenson researches employment and businesses in early modern London. She has particular interest in the construction trades and finance. She completed her doctoral studies at the London School of Economics in 2015, and has worked with the Cambridge group for the History of Population and Social structure. She is currently the David Richards Junior Research Fellow in Economic History at Wadham College, Oxford.
Chair, Women's Committee: Dr Anne Murphy
Anne Murphy is Reader, Associate Dean Research in the School of Humanities and Head of Subject for History at the University of Hertfordshire. Her research interests concern the nature of Britain's financial markets, the behaviour of investors, and the function and relevance of financial information from the early modern period to the present day. Her publications include articles in History, Financial History Review and Economic History Review, Histoire et Mesure and a monograph published by Cambridge University Press entitled The Origins of English Financial Markets: investment and speculation before the South Sea Bubble.
Elected by Council: Dr Leigh Gardner
Leigh Gardner is Assistant Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics and Research Associate in African Economic History at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Her research interests include the economic histories of Africa and the British Empire, with a particular focus on public finance and monetary systems and African economic performance in comparative perspective. She is the author of Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism (Oxford University Press, 2012) and articles in the Economic History Review and Economic History of Developing Regions.
Elected by Council: Dr Nicole Robertson
Nicole Robertson is Senior Lecturer in British History at Sheffield Hallam University. She studied at the University of Nottingham and then lectured at Northumbria University before moving to Sheffield Hallam. Her research interests lie in modern Britain, with particular focus on: the co-operative movement and activism; white-collar workers; and the history of retailing, consumption and consumer society. Her current research project, 'The Clerical Profession and the Administrative Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Workplace in Britain, 1919-79', explores the rise of the twentieth century office and focuses on occupational health, unemployment, professionalisation and gender segregation in clerical work. She has received funding for her research from the Economic History Society’s R.H. Tawney Fellowship and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer, Managing Editor of the Economic History Review, two members elected from Council, and the chairs of the various standing committees: Conference, Publications, Public Engagement, Schools & Colleges and Women's, comprise the membership of the Executive Committee.