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Associate Professor, Economic History Department
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Research Affiliate, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Associate Member, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Research Interests:

I am currently conducting research on four broad topics:
  • Assessing factors influencing children's health and growth in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • Incorporating changes in family size and household income into historical measures of real wages
  • Measuring the influence of early life exposure to disease on later health outcomes
  • Testing the level of commercialization in the medieval English economy
These projects span chronological and geographical boundaries from medieval England to colonial North America to twentieth-century Argentina. See the research tab at left for more details.

Bio:

Originally from Denver, Colorado, I received a bachelor's degree from the University of Puget Sound with a major in History and a minor in Biology. I then studied for an M Phil in Economic and Social History at St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford before moving to Nuffield College for my doctorate. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, cycling, hiking and backpacking, and singing in choirs.

Here is a video of me discussing the motivation for my health related research: