Publications

A conflict of interest in CCEA’s dual role in education?..

(with Niall Boyd), Slugger O'Toole, 31 October 2013.

Converting for tax reasons.

The NEP-HIS Blog, 5 November 2013

De bankencrisis van de jaren twintig.

(with Abe de Jong & Philip Fliers), Economisch Statistische Berichten, vol. 99, no. 4689/4690 (2014), pp. 4437-440.

Do banks facilitate economic growth? If so, what type?

The NEP-HIS Blog, 13 February 2013

Don't send Royal Mail to highest bidder.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 4 November 2009

Electrification, skills and manufacturing.

The NEP-HIS Blog, 28 January 2012

Gold in them thar banks?

Comment is free, The Guardian, 29 December 2008

In Antitrust We (Do Not) Trust.

The NEP-HIS Blog, 17 July 2012

It’s the Timing, Stupid..

The NEP-HIS Blog, 22 July 2013

Just watch the GDP.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 24 January 2009

Lessen van Nederlands vorige grote bankencrisis.

(with Abe de Jong and Philip Fliers), Me Judice, 15 February 2013.

Mafianomic History.

The NEP-HIS Blog, 10 March 2012

Our chance for a working regulatory regime.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 15 November 2008

Peston's run.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 28 February 2009

Predicting the past: understanding the causes of bank distress in the Netherlands in the 1920s.

(with Abe de Jong & Philip T. Fliers), Explorations in Economic History, vol. 55 (2015), pp. 97-121.
DOI: 10.1016/j.eeh.2014.09.001

Raiffeisenism abroad: why did German cooperative banking fail in Ireland but prosper in the Netherlands?

(with Eoin McLaughlin), Economic History Review, vol. 67, no. 2 (2014), pp. 492-516 .
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0289.12030

Religion, competition and liability: Dutch cooperative banking in crisis, 1919-1927.

PhD Dissertation, Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science (2011).

  • Awarded the 2012 European Business History Association Dissertation Prize
Response to past crises shames post-Lehman dithering.

(with John Turner), The Conversation, 13 September 2013.

Savers: stop moaning.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 9 February 2009

Splitting banks up is not the answer.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 20 June 2009

The Goodwin farce makes the law an ass.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 7 April 2009

The Great Depression looms again.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 13 October 2008

The price of stability.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 18 October 2008

The rocket scientists' crash landing.

Comment is free, The Guardian, 21 October 2008

To patent or not to patent, that is the question.

The NEP-HIS Blog, 20 November 2012

What determines interbank competition? And why should we care?

Oxonomics, 4(1) (2009), pp. 10–20.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-5209.2009.00034.x

Why did Northern Ireland vote to remain?

(with Edward Mills), QPol, 18 July 2016.

Why were the Cathars killed but the Huguenots not?

The NEP-HIS Blog, 23 September 2012

Will the VAT cut work?

Comment is free, The Guardian, 11 December 2008

Women of an uncertain age: quantifying human capital accumulation in rural Ireland in the nineteenth century.

(with Matthias Blum, Laura McAtackney & Eoin McLaughlin), Economic History Review, online early (June 2016).
DOI: 10.1111/ehr.12333

Work ethic, social ethic, no ethic: measuring the economic values of modern Christians.

(with Matthew McCracken), Journal of Applied Econometrics, online early (August 2016).
DOI: 10.1002/jae.2543