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People

You can find contact details for everyone working in our department by clicking on the relevant heading below.

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Senior Management Team

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Professor Patrick Wallis - Head of Department

Research interests: early modern European economic and social history; human capital and training, especially apprenticeship; health and medicine.

Email: p.h.wallis@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Leigh Gardner - Deputy Head for Teaching

Research interests: Africa; economic development; institutions; local government; monetary policy; public finance.

Email: l.a.gardner@lse.ac.uk


Horrell_Sara_2020

Professor Sara Horrell - Deputy Head for Research

Research interests: Gender, Labour, Living standards. Modern British and European economic history

Email: s.h.horrell@lse.ac.uk


Jennie Stayner

Jennie Stayner - Department Manager

Email: j.c.stayner@lse.ac.uk

 


Faculty, Fellows and Teachers

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Professor Olivier Accominotti 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: 19th and 20th century monetary and financial history; international financial instability during the Great Depression; financial crises and contagion.

Email: o.accominotti@lse.ac.uk


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Mr Dudley Baines

Emeritus Reader in Economic History

Research interests: 19th and 20th century European demographic history; international and internal migration; development of the international economy; development of British labour market in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Email: d.e.baines@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Gerben Bakker

Associate Professor, Economic History

Research interests: creative industries, especially motion pictures, live entertainment, music, and news; the financing of early-stage R&D; the industrial origins of US productivity growth in the 20th century.

Email: g.bakker@lse.ac.uk 


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Dr Jordan Claridge (on leave LT 2021-22)

Assistant Professor, Economic History

Research interests: medieval economic history; agriculture; regional and urban history; financial markets and institutions; monetary economics; labour and consumers; government.

Email: j.claridge@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Neil Cummins (on leave 2021-22)

Associate Professor, Economic History

Research interests: the origin of modern economic and demographic behaviour; fertility decline; social mobility.

Email: n.j.cummins@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Kent Deng 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: China’s economic and social history, especially peasantry and literati; maritime economic history; merchants; pre-modern and early modern history; state formation.

Email: k.g.deng@lse.ac.uk 


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Dr Stefania Galli

LSE Fellow

Research interests: Economic and Social Inequality, Institutions, Colonialism, Slavery, Development, Persistency, African Economic History.

Email: s.galli@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Leigh Gardner 

Associate Professor, Economic History

Research interests: Africa; economic development; institutions; local government; monetary policy; public finance.

Email: l.a.gardner@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Ian Gazeley

Professor in Economic History

Research interests: Modern British history; labour market; poverty and inequality; food consumption; nutrition.

Email: i.gazeley@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Sara Horrell

Professor in Economic History

Research interests: Gender, Labour, Living standards. Modern British and European economic history.

Other titles: Deputy Head of Department (Research), PHD Tutor)

Email: s.h.horrell@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Jane Humphries

Centennial Professor

Research Interests: Labour markets, industrialization, links between the family and the economy, gender, the family, the history of women's work, causes and consequences of economic growth and structural change.

Email: j.humphries@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Janet Hunter

Emeritus Professor in Economic History

Research interests: Modern Japanese history, the female labour market, the history of economic relations between Britain and Japan, development of communications, business ethics in Japan

Email: j.e.hunter@lse.ac.uk


Dr Maria Alejandra Irigoin

Dr Alejandra Irigoin

Associate Professor in Economic History

Research interests: early modern global economic and monetary history; economic history of Latin America, especially in the colonial period; comparative political economy of empire.

Email: m.a.irigoin@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Jason Lennard

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests: economic policy, financial crises and national accounting in a historical perspective

 Email: j.c.lennard@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Colin Lewis

Emeritus Professor, Economic History

Research Interests: political economy of development and state-formation, fiscal and monetary history, social policy and welfare, industrial growth and industrialisation, and Latin American business history

Email: c.m.lewis@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Chris Minns 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: North American economic history; labour market history, particularly migration and education; price history.

Email: c.minns@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Mary S Morgan

Albert O. Hirschman Professor

Research interests: History and philosophy of economics and statistics over last two centuries, and especially the usages of those fields of knowledge in academic and public domains to change the way economies work

Email: m.morgan@lse.ac.uk 


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Dr Natacha Postel-Vinay (on leave 2021-22)

Assistant Professor

Research interests: financial history of the 19th and 20th centuries; financial, banking and monetary crises, especially the Great Depression and the Great Recession; mortgage and household debt; public finance: the impact of fiscal policy on the business cycle. 

Email: n.m.postelvinay@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Albrecht Ritschl 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: debt crises; financial crises; historical business cycles; macroeconomic history; monetary history. Modern European history, especially Germany.

Email: a.o.ritschl@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Joan Roses (on leave 2021-22)

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: economic geography; economic growth; economic history; housing; human capital; regional inequality. Modern European history, especially Spain.

Email: j.r.roses@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Tirthankar Roy 

Professor of Economic History

Research Interests: History and development of South Asia, global history, empires, environmental history.

Email: t.roy@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Anne Ruderman (on leave 2021-22)

Assistant Professor, Economic History

Research interests: early modern Europe and the Atlantic world; race and slavery; social and economic history.

Email: a.e.ruderman@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Max Schulze 

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: 19th Century European economic history; continental European history, especially Austria; industrialization, trade, and economic development.

 Email: m.s.schulze@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Eric Schneider (on leave 2021-22)

Associate Professor, Economic History

Research interests: living standards and health; real wages; children’s growth.

Email: e.b.schneider@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Oliver Volckart

Professor of Economic History

Research interests: Economic History; New Institutional Economics; late medieval and early modern Continental European History, especially constitutional history.

Other titles: UG Programmes Director

Email: o.j.volckart@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Patrick Wallis

Professor in Economic History 

Research interests: early modern European economic and social history; human capital and training, especially apprenticeship; health and medicine.

Other titles: Head of Department

Email: p.h.wallis@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Melanie Meng Xue

Assistant Professor, Economic History

Research interests: political economy; gender; folklore; early modern and modern Chinese history.

Email: m.m.xue@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Guillaume Yon

LSE Fellow

Research interests: History, Philosophy and Sociology of Economics and Engineering; numbers, formulas and formalization in History of Science and Technology; History of Capitalism; Industrial History; pricing, public utilities and regulation; Science and Technology Studies.

Email: g.yon@lse.ac.uk

Guest Lecturers and Teachers

 

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Dr Peter Cirenza

EH240 Guest Lecturer

Research interests: Migration, financial markets and institutions, and business history.

Email: p.t.cirenza@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Mina Ishizu

EH240 Guest Teacher

Email: m.ishizu@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Tim Leunig

EH101 Guest Lecturer

Research interests: 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.

Email: t.leunig@lse.ac.uk

 

Graduate Teaching Assistants


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 Mario Cuenda Garcia

Research interests: Regional economics, inequality and development economics.

Email: m.cuenda-garcia@lse.ac.uk


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Mina Ishizu

Email: m.ishizu@lse.ac.uk 


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Zane Jennings

Email: z.jennings@lse.ac.uk

 

Liu_Ziang_2020

Ziang Liu

Research interests: Fiscal Monetisation in the Late Imperial China; State Capacity; Chinese Economic History; History of Quantification.

Email: z.liu36@lse.ac.uk


Luo_Xizi_2020

Xizi Luo

Research interests: Chinese Economic History; social mobility in China, Quantitative Economic History; Women in Imperial China.

 Emailx.luo10@lse.ac.uk

Morshed_Safya_2020

Safya Morshed

Research interests: state capacity development within Mughal India (1555-1707), Asian economic development.

Email: s.morshed@lse.ac.uk


Pugh_Sheila_2020

Sheila Pugh

Email: s.m.pugh@lse.ac.uk

 

 


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Yitong 'Nora' Qiu

Research interests: Long-run Economic Growth, Consumption Pattern, Material Culture, Wealth Accumulation, Institution and Law, Global Trade.

Email: y.qiu14@lse.ac.uk


JJRivasMoreno

Juan José Rivas Moreno

Research interests: Financial & business history; accounting history; economic history of the Spanish empire; new institutional economics

Email: j.j.rivas-moreno@lse.ac.uk


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Charles Udale

Email: c.w.udale@lse.ac.uk

 


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Ziming Zhu

Research interests:Roccupational mobility in Victorian and Edwardian England.

Email: z.zhu11@lse.ac.uk 

 

 

Visiting Academics

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Dr Olga Christodoulaki

Visiting Fellow

Research interests: Monetary and Financial History; Evolution of Central Banking; Public Finance; Public Debt; Economic History. 

Email: chr_olga@otenet.gr


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Dr Laura Channing

Visiting Fellow

Research interests: Economic history of West Africa in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; taxation and taxpayers in Sierra Leone; relationship between direct taxes and different forms of colonial governance; labour, wages, and household income in West Africa.

Email: l.channing@lse.ac.uk 


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Professor Youssef Cassis

Visiting Professor

Research interests: banking and financial history, business history.

Email: y.cassis@lse.ac.uk


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Professor Greg Clark

Visiting Professor

Research interests: demography; long run economic growth.

Email: gclark@ucdavis.edu


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Terry Gourvish

Research interests: Business history of UK; US and Europe; especially in public sector; including privatisation; railways; infrastructure projects [Channel Tunnel]; brewing




Hinrichsen_Simon_2020

Dr Simon Hinrichsen

Research interests: sovereign debt, international finance, and open economy macroeconomics, with a particular focus on the political economy during and following wars.

Email: s.hinrichsen@lse.ac.uk

 


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Professor Yoshinori Kigoshi

Research interests: maritime history of modern Asia.

Email: muyue@soec.nagoya-u.ac.jp

 


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Dr Shigeru Sato

Visiting Fellow

Research interests: Public finance and fiscal history, especially Japan and the UK); history of tax and social security policy in Japan and the UK.

Email: s.sato2@lse.ac.uk


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Dr Hendrik Steinbrecher

Visiting Fellow

Research interests: Intersection of economic history and fiscal policy in the German interwar era

Email: h.steinbrecher@lse.ac.uk

 


Professor Andrew Seltzer

Professor Andrew Seltzer

Visiting Professor

Research interests: 19th and 20th century labour markets, impact of public policy. 

Email: a.seltzer@lse.ac.uk

Professional Support Staff

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Jennie Stayner

Department Manager
Room: SAR 3.07
email: j.c.stayner@lse.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7857

 

 


Helena Ivins

Undergraduate Administrator
Room: SAR 3.05
Email: h.ivins@lse.ac.uk
Tel:  +44 (0)20 7955 7110 

Areas of responsibility include: Departmental Tutor and EH undergraduate programmes administration; website management; moodle management; managing editor for LSE Economic History blog.


Oli Harrison

MSc Programmes Officer
Room: SAR 3.03
Email: o.harrison1@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (020) 9755 7046

Areas of responsibility include: Managing Economic History master's programmes, including MSc in Financial History and Erasmus Mundus MA Global Studies; student engagement.

 


Tracy Keefe

PhD Programme Manager; Research Projects Manager, Deputy Department Manager
Room: SAR 3.06
Email: t.j.keefe@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7860 

Areas of responsibility include: PhD Programme Manager (all aspects of administration); Management of research projects within the Department; Academic Visitor programme. 


Darren Townsend

Assessment and Regulations Officer
Room: SAR 3.04
Email: d.a.townsend@lse.ac.uk
Tel: tbc

Areas of responsibility include: Assessment and Regulations

PhD students

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Joshua Banerjee

Research interests: British economic history; macroeconomic history; time series econometrics; history of economic and econometric though. 

Email: j.banerjee@lse.ac.uk


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Samuel Betteridge

Research interests: intra-Asian trade in the 19th century, economic history of China, economic history of Southeast Asia.

Email: s.r.betteridge@lse.ac.uk


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Oliver Bush

Research interests: Financial history, financial stability, international finance, macroprudential policy, monetary economics.

Email: o.bush@lse.ac.uk 


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Yuhua Chen

Email: y.chen28@lse.ac.uk

 


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Chung-Tang Cheng

Research interests: History and methodology of economics, philosophy of science, sociology of scientific knowledge.

Email: c.cheng9@lse.ac.uk


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Ruoran Cheng

Email: r.cheng4@lse.ac.uk


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Mario Cuenda Garcia

Research interests: Regional economics, inequality and development economics.

Email: m.cuenda-garcia@lse.ac.uk

 


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Hanzhi Deng

Research interests: Public finance; state capacity and local governance; institutional transitions and economic development; political economy of modern and contemporary China.

Email: h.deng8@lse.ac.uk


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Eion Dignam

Email: E.A.Dignam@lse.ac.uk


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Nick Fitzhenry

Research interests: Economic history of developing regions; comparative historical development; political economy; regional inequality; economic geography; economic history of Africa.

Email: n.a.fitzhenry@lse.ac.uk


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Alexander Green

Research interests: Global Commodity Markets, the energy use and industrialisation.

Email: a.j.green@lse.ac.uk


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Sijie (Jessie) Hu

Research interests: Chinese economic history, historical demography, economic growth and inequality over the long run.

Email: s.hu8@lse.ac.uk


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Juliana Jaramillo

Research interests: Latin America, social mobility, demography, social change.

Email: j.jaramillo1@lse.ac.uk


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Zane Jennings

Research Interests: Political economy of corporate finance, financial development, strategic relationships between corporations and states, and English history

Email: z.jennings@lse.ac.uk


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Jennifer Kohler

Research interests: African economic history; colonial history; social capital and the economic history of women’s empowerment.

Email: j.kohler@lse.ac.uk


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Julius Koschnick

Research interests: long-run development of new knowledge and its economic impact.

Email: j.koschnick@lse.ac.uk

 


Kolosov-Mikhail-2020

Mikhail Kolosov

Email: m.kolosov@lse.ac.uk


Liu_Ziang_2020

Ziang Liu

Research interests: Fiscal Monetisation in the Late Imperial China; state capacity; Chinese economic history; history of quantification.

Email: z.liu36@lse.ac.uk


Luzardo_Luna_Ivan_2020

Ivan Luzardo-Luna

Research interests: Labour economics and quantitative economic history, financial economics, development economics and Latin America.

Email: i.luzardo-luna@lse.ac.uk


Luo_Xizi_2020

Xizi Luo

Research interests: Chinese economic History; social mobility in China, quantitative economic history; women in Imperial China.

 Email: x.luo10@lse.ac.uk


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Safya Morshed

Research interests: economic history of developing regions; comparative historical development; political economy; Asian, Middle Eastern and African economic history. 

Email: s.morshed@lse.ac.uk


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Aurelius Noble

Research Interests: Role of community and social capital in banking during the first globalisation.

Email: a.j.noble@lse.ac.uk

 


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Bumjin (Andy) Park

Research interests: Economic growth, regional inequality, historical economic geography, industrial location and urban economics

Email: b.park4@lse.ac.uk


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Victor Perez Sanchez

Email: v.perez-sanchez@lse.ac.uk

 


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Nick Peyton

Research Interests: early modern England, the economics of religion and religious networks, expropriation, and popular rebellion.

Email: n.peyton@lse.ac.uk


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Sheila Pugh

Email: s.m.pugh@lse.ac.uk

 


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Matthew Purcell

Research Interests: Social and economic determinants of health, social mobility, health and mortality, 19th and 20th Century US

Email: m.purcell@lse.ac.uk


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Yitong (Nora) Qiu

Research interests: Long-run economic growth, consumption pattern, material culture, wealth accumulation, institution and law, global trade.

Email: y.qiu14@lse.ac.uk


Ramazzotti_Andrea_2020

Andrea Ramazzotti

Research interests: Italian economic history; technical change; political economy; labour economics; economic geography.

Email: a.ramazzotti@lse.ac.uk


JJRivasMoreno

Juan José Rivas Moreno

Research interests: Financial & business history; accounting history; economic history of the Spanish empire; new institutional economics

Email: j.j.rivas-moreno@lse.ac.uk


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Felix Schaff

Research interests: Economic History, Political Economy, Economic Inequality & Social Mobility 

Email: f.s.schaff@lse.ac.uk 


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Charles Udale

c.w.udale@lse.ac.uk

 


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Charles Smith

Email: c.l.smith@lse.ac.uk


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Roger Vicquery

Research interests: Economic history, international economics, European economic and monetary integration

Email: r.h.vicquery@lse.ac.uk


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Hillary Vipond

h.g.vipond@lse.ac.uk


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Ziming Zhu

Research interests: occupational mobility in Victorian and Edwardian England.

Email: z.zhu11@lse.ac.uk