Dr Tim Leunig

Dr Tim Leunig

Associate Professor

Department of Economic History

Office Hours
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About me

Dr Leunig is currently on leave.

Research interests

The effects of new technology on productivity in Britain, 1800-2000; Links between learning-by-doing, labour turnover and labour productivity; Effects of industrial structure on the British cotton industry; The determinants of heights in Britain; The performance of railways in Britain, 1840-2009; Economic geography


Selected publications

  • 'Social Savings' Journal of Economic Surveys, Forthcoming 2010
  • 'Cities, market integration and going to sea: stunting and the standard of living in early nineteenth century England and Wales' (with J Humphries) Economic History Review, Vol 62, Issue 2, pp. 458-478, May 2009
  • 'Was Dick Whittington taller than those he left behind? Anthropometric measures, migration and the quality of life in early nineteenth century London' (with J Humphries) Explorations in Economic History, Vol. 46, Issue 1, January 2009, pp 120-131.

Selected Working Papers  

Selected Public Policy Papers


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Selected publications and media

Publications, presentations and papers

Books (authored):

  • Brown, G and Yaffe, H (forthcoming 2017) Youth Activism and Solidarity: the Non-Stop Picket Against Apartheid (under contract to Routledge) 
  • Yaffe, H. (2009) Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution. Foreword by Professor Lord Meghnad Desai. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Korean (2012), Spanish (2012), Indonesian (2014) and Turkish (2014) language editions of Che Guevara: the Economics of Revolution have been published.

Book chapters:

  • Brown, G and Yaffe, H (forthcoming Jan 2016) ‘Growing up through youthful engagement with geopolitical campaigning’ in M Benwell and P Hopkins (eds) Children, Young People and Critical Geopolitics, Aldershot: Ashgate. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2013) ‘Cuban Development: Inspiration to the ALBA-TCP’ in Thomas Muhr (ed.) Counter- Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century: the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, Routledge, Rethinking Globalizations series, 101-118. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2012) ‘Che Guevara: Cooperatives and the Political Economy of the Transition to Socialism’ in Camila Piñeiro Harnecker (ed.) Cooperatives and Socialism, Palgrave Macmillan, 115-142. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2011) ‘El Che Guevara: las cooperativas y la economía política de la transición al socialismo’ in Camila Piñeiro Hernecker (ed.) Cooperativas y Socialismo, Editorial Caminos, 132-166.

Encyclopedia entries:

  • Yaffe, H (in press, 2015) ‘Guevara, Ernesto “Che”’, Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Yaffe, H (2011) ‘Che Guevara (1928-1967)’, The Literary Encyclopedia, www.litencyc.com.

Peer-reviewed journal articles:

  • Yaffe, H. (2015) Venezuela: Building a Communal Economy?, International Critical Review, Routledge, 5:1, 23-41. 
  • Brown G and Yaffe, H. (2013) ‘Practices of Solidarity: Opposing apartheid in the centre of London’ in Antipode: a radical journal of Geography. DOI: 10.1111/anti.12037. 
  • Brown, G. and Yaffe, H. (2013) ‘Non-Stop Against Apartheid: practicing solidarity outside the South African Embassy’, Social Movement Studies 12(2): 227 – 234. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2012) ‘Che Guevara: The Great Debate Past and Present’, Science & Society, 76: 1, 9-38. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2011) ‘The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas: An Alternative Development Strategy?’, International Journal of Cuban Studies, Special Issue: A new dawn? ALBA and the future of Caribbean and Latin American integration, Vol 3, No. 2 & 3, Summer/Autumn 2011, 128-144.
  • Yaffe, H. (2009) ‘Cuban Development: Inspiration to ALBA’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 15:2, 143-160.
  • Yaffe, H. (2009) ‘Che Guevara’s enduring legacy: not the foco, but the theory of socialist transition’, Latin American Perspectives, 36:2, 49-65.

Selected invitations and presentations

  • (2013) International Women’s Forum, World Leadership Conference, ‘Modern Movements Shaping the World’. Guest speaker on ‘Shaping modern finance, public debt and the future’. Vancouver, Canada. 
  • (2013) A Venezuelan government ministry(Ministerio de Poder Popular para las Comunas y los Movimientos Sociales) invited me to give a series of lectures and presentations about my work on Cuban & Latin American political economy and to take part in internal discussions with several ministries and the government’s Economic Sub-Commission.
  • (2013) Cuidad Universitaria José Antonio Echavarría(CUJAE), La Habana, Cuba. Guest lecture on ‘the role of technicians and technology in the political economy of transition’.

Selected conference papers 

  • Yaffe, H, (2015) ‘Venezuela’s attempts to build a communal economic system and its impact on ALBA’. Presented at Ten Years of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA): Progress, Problems, and Prospects, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. 
  • Brown, G and Yaffe, H. (2013): ‘Practices of Solidarity: opposing apartheid in the centre of London’. Presented at International Solidarity: Practices, Problems, Possibilities. Institute for International Integration Studies international conference, Trinity College, Dubin.
  •  Yaffe, H. (2011) Two papers: ‘Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas: an alternative development strategy’ and ‘Cuban development: inspiration to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas’. Presented at the Society of Latin American Studies Annual Conference, St Andrews University. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2011) ‘The Political Economy of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas’. Presented at International ALBA Conference, International Institute for the Study of Cuba. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2010) ‘Cuban Development: Inspiration to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA)’. Presented at Cuba Research Forum Annual Conference, University of Nottingham. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2010) ‘Not Socialist Enough: Cuba and the British Left’. Presented at the Society of Latin American Studies Annual Conference, University of Bristol. 
  • Yaffe, H. (2010) ‘ALBA new dawn for Latin America?’ Presented at The Pink Tide: Reconfiguring Politics, Power 4 and Political Economy in the Americas? University of Nottingham.
  • Yaffe, H. (2009) ‘Forwards to the old Great Debate’. Presented at the Cuba Research Forum Annual Conference, University of Nottingham.

Recent media

  • Recent op-eds and articles on Fidel Castro's death, Cuban development and Cuba-US relations for The Guardian, The Conversation, Telesur.
  • Late 2016 to early 2017, interviewed for BBC, Sky, Al-Jazeera, Canadian CTV, Australian RN, following Fidel Castro's death in Cuba. 
  • March 2016, interviewed by Sky News and provided live commentary for BBC World News on several occasions during US President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba. 
  • April 2015, interviewed on US-Cuban relations for BBC World News and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. 
  • Other recent media interviews include: BBC News 24, World Service and Radio 4, Radio France International, Prensa Latina, Press TV, Television Cubana, Radio Sur and Ecuadorian National Television.