Dr Tim Leunig

Dr Tim Leunig

Associate Professor

Department of Economic History

Office Hours
Thursday 15:30-16:30 (SAR 6.17)

About me

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

Guest lecturing 2018-19

EH101 The Internationalisation of Economic Growth, 1870 to the present day


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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