Dr Chris Minns

Dr Chris Minns

Associate Professor

Department of Economic History

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SAR 5.12
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Key Expertise
North American economic history; labour market history; price history

About me

Research Interests

North American economic history; labour market history, particularly migration and education; price history

Current Research Projects

Apprenticeship and economic development in pre-modern England; citizenship in pre-modern Europe; mobility and development in Canadian markets and regions since 1870


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

EH304: The Economic History of North America: From Colonial Times to the Cold War

EH408  International Migration, 1500-2000: From Slavery to Migration (n/a 2019-20)

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Expertise Details

North American economic history; labour market history; price history

Select publications

“Reverse Assimilation?  Immigrants in the Canadian Labour Market During the Great Depression.”  (With Kris Inwood and Fraser Summerfield)  European Review of Economic History20, (2016), 299-321.

“Institutions, history, and wage bargaining outcomes: international evidence from the Post-World War Two era.” (With Marian Rizov) Business History, 57 (2015), 358-375.

“Labour market dynamics in Canada, 1891-1911: a first look from new census samples.” (with Kris Inwood and Mary Mackinnon), in The dawn of Canada’s Century: Hidden Histories, ed, Gordon Darroch, McGill-Queen’s Press, (2014), 361-393.

“The price of human capital in a pre-industrial economy: premiums and apprenticeship contracts in 18th century England.” (with Patrick Wallis). Explorations in Economic History, 50 (2013), 335-350.

“Picking Winners? The effect of birth order and migration on parental human capital investments in pre-modern England” (with Marc Klemp, Patrick Wallis, and Jacob Weisdorf). European Review of Economic History, 17 (2013), 210-232.

“Rules and reality: quantifying the practice of apprenticeship in premodern England.” (with Patrick Wallis). Economic History Review, 65 (2012), 556-579.

My research