Ben Schneider

I am an economic historian and a DPhil student at Merton College, Oxford. My doctoral research examines the impact of technological change on workers' living standards, from the Industrial Revolution to the 20th century. More generally, I am interested in the quality of employment—what makes a "good job"?—and how to prepare workers and economies for new technology.

I was previously a Research Associate for the nationally-acclaimed housing assistance organization Jericho Project. I also contributed to the Freedom on the Move project and helped to compile American Capitalism: A Reader. I received an MSc in economic history from Oxford and a BA in history and politics from Cornell University. My CV is available here.


Image: Coalbrookdale Viaduct, Shropshire, UK

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