Minns, Chris

Dr Chris Minns  

Department

Position held

Associate Professor

 

Experience keywords:

Canadian economic history; North American economic history; apprenticeship; labour history; migration; quantitative economic history; schooling; training

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Wages, work time, and labour market regulation in international perspective; the emergence of national markets in Canada, 1870-1940; schooling and school finance in North America, 1871-1971; apprenticeship in pre-modern Europe;

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Canada; United States; international

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7812

LSE email:

c.minns@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2018

Wallis, Patrick and Hoogenboom, Marcel and Kissane, Christopher and Prak, Maarten and Minns, Chris (2018) Guilds in the transition to modernity: the cases of Germany, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands Theory and Society, 46. ISSN 0304-2421 (In Press)

2014

Inwood, Kris and MacKinnon, Mary and Minns, Chris (2014) Labour market dynamics in Canada, 1891-1911: a first look from new Census samples In: Darroch, Gordon, (ed.) The Dawn of Canada's Century: Hidden Histories. McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, Canada, 361-395. ISBN 9780773542525

Inwood, Kris and Minns, Chris and Summerfield, Fraser (2014) Reverse assimilation? Immigrants in the Canadian labour market during the Great Depression Economic History working paper series, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2013

Minns, Chris and Wallis, Patrick (2013) The price of human capital in a pre-industrial economy: premiums and apprenticeship contracts in 18th century England Explorations in Economic History, 50 (3). 335-350. ISSN 0014-4983

2012

Minns, Chris and Wallis, Patrick (2012) Rules and reality: quantifying the practice of apprenticeship in premodern England Economic History Review, 65 (2). 556-579. ISSN 0013-0117

2011

Minns, Chris and Wallis, Patrick (2011) Why did (pre‐industrial) firms train?: premiums and apprenticeship contracts in 18th century England Economic History working papers, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Leunig, Tim and Minns, Chris and Wallis, Patrick (2011) Networks in the premodern economy: the market for London apprenticeships, 1600-1749 Journal of Economic History, 71 (2). 413-443. ISSN 0022-0507

2010

Wallis, Patrick and Webb, Cliff and Minns, Chris (2010) Leaving home and entering service: the age of apprenticeship in early modern London Continuity and Change, 25 (3). 377-404. ISSN 0268-4160

Inwood, Kris and MacKinnon, Mary and Minns, Chris (2010) Labour market dynamics in Canada, 1891-1911: a first look from new census samples Economic History Working Papers, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2009

MacKinnon, Mary and Minns, Chris (2009) School resources and schooling outcomes in a frontier society: evidence from British Columbia, 1900-19201 Economic History working papers, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Minns, Chris and Wallis, Patrick (2009) Rules and reality: quantifying the practice of apprenticeship in early modern Europe Economic History Working Papers, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

MacKinnon, Mary and Minns, Chris (2009) The impact of school provision on pupil attendance: evidence from the early 20th century Economic History Working Papers, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Wallis, Patrick and Webb, Cliff and Minns, Chris (2009) Leaving home and entering service: the age of apprenticeship in early modern London Economic History Working Papers, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2007

Minns, Chris (2007) The times they are not changing: days and hours of work in old and new worlds. Explorations in Economic History, 44 (4). 538-567. ISSN 0014-4983

Minns, Chris and MacKinnon, Mary (2007) The costs of doing hard time: a penitentiary-based regional price index for Canada, 1883–1923 Canadian Journal of Economics, 40 (1). 528-560. ISSN 1540-5982

2005

Minns, Chris (2005) Immigration policy and the skills of Irish immigrants: evidence and the implications Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 34 (158th). 82-114. ISSN 0081-4776

Minns, Chris and Green, Alan and MacKinnon, Mary (2005) Conspicuous by their absence: French Canadians and the settlement of the Canadian West Journal of Economic History, 65 (3). 822-849. ISSN 0022-0507

Minns, Chris and Rizov, Marian (2005) The spirit of capitalism? Ethnicity, religion, and self-employment in early 20th century Canada Explorations in Economic History, 42 (2). 259-281. ISSN 0014-4983

Minns, Chris and Rizov, Marian (2005) The spirit of capitalism? Ethnicity, religion and self-employment in early 20th century Canada Explorations in Economic History, 42 (2). 259-281. ISSN 0014-4983

2003

Minns, Chris (2003) Review of 'Immigration and American unionism' by V. Briggs Jr. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 57 (1). 148-150. ISSN 0019-7939

2002

Minns, Chris and Green, Alan and MacKinnon, Mary (2002) Dominion or republic? Migrants to North America from the United Kingdom, 1870–1910 Economic History Review, 55 (4). 666-696. ISSN 0013-0117

Green, Alan G. and MacKinnon, Mary and Minns, Chris (2002) Dominion or republic? Migrants to North America from the United Kingdom, 1870-1910 Economic History Review, 55 (4). 666-696. ISSN 0013-0117

2000

Minns, Chris (2000) Income, cohort effects, and occupational mobility: a new look at immigration to the United States at the turn of the 20th century Explorations in Economic History, 37 (4). 326-350. ISSN 0014-4983

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Awards

Explorations Prize for best article in Explorations in Economic History, 2008.

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