Some useful links

  • OVERS: webpage for the Oz Virtual Economic Research Seminar

  • Virtual Economic History Seminar: pretty self-explanatory

  • EH.net: all things about the Economic History Association

  • EHSANZ: website for the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand

  • TheCrag.com: extensive route descriptions, grades, topos and pics

Books I am reading

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister by Jung Chang

First thoughts: historical fiction or bodice ripper?..

This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel Levitin

First thoughts: Wow, fascinating approach to defining music and sound.

World War II and Southeast Asia by Gregg Huff

First thoughts: I really should know more about this topic

The Anxious Triumph by Donald Sassoon

First thoughts: Are you kidding, 753 pages?!!

The Handbook of Historical Economics edited by Alberto Bisin and Giovanni Federico

First thoughts: heavy reading (literally)

Talk on the Wild Side by Lane Greene

First thoughts: love a good pun ;-)

Books I have read and reviewed

'World War II and Southeast Asia: economy and society under Japanese occupation' by Gregg Huff, Journal of Economic History, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 332-333, 2022. [Book review]

'Shutdown: how Covid shook the world economy' by Adam Tooze, Australian Book Review, no. 436, 2021 [Book review]

'The gypsy economist: the life and times of Colin Clark' by Alex Millmow, Australian Book Review, no. 434, 2021 [Book review]

'Empires of the weak: the read story of European expansion and the creation of the new world order' by JC Sharman, Journal of Economic History, vol. 80, no. 4, pp. 1233-34, 2020. [Book review]

'The price of peace: money, democracy, and the life of John Maynard Keynes' by Zachary D. Carter, Australian Book Review, no. 426, pp. 48-49, 2020. [Book review]

'What's wrong with economics? A primer for the perplexed' by Robert Skidelsky, Australian Book Review, no. 423, pp. 55-56, 2020. [Book review]

'Enlightenment now: the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress' by Steven Pinker, Journal of Economic History, vol. 79, no. 1, pp. 315-318, 2019. [Book review]

'Give and take: Poverty and the status order in early modern Japan' by Maren Ehlers, Journal of Economic History, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 904-905, 2019. [Book review]

'Yokohama and the silk trade: How eastern Japan became the primary economic region of Japan, 1843-1893' by Yasuhiro Makimura, Journal of Economic History, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 949-950, 2018. [Book review]

'The company and the shogun: the Dutch encounter with Tokugawa Japan' by Adam Clulow, book review, Business History Review, vol. 90, no. 1, pp. 181-84, 2016. [Book review]

'Regional inequality and industrial structure in Japan, 1874-2008' by Kyoji Fukao et al, book review, Economic Record, vol. 92, no. 296, pp. 141-143, 2016. [Book review]