Exploring Intellectual & Business History 


I am currently a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Department of History where I research the history of law, capitalism and economic thought.


New Research

My essay in the new collection Revolutionising Politics examines the early development of the emergency at common law 

Discover the early modern offshore network of smugglers recently posted at Past & Present's blog.

A new article explores how moral ideas during reshaped business organization in England visit

Upcoming Talks and Presentations

The Critique of Business Interests in Adam Smith and Neoliberal Renewal

Workshop: The End of Neoliberal Capitalism? Brasenose College, University of Oxford, September 25-27, 2022

Clandestine Geographies in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

19th Biennial World Economic History Conference, Paris, July 29, 2022

The Eighteenth-century Customs Service and English Administrative Law

British Legal History Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast,  6-9 July 2022

Smuggling, Law and Global Business in Eighteenth-century Jersey and Guernsey

Beyond the Pale: Legal Histories on the Edges of Empires Conference, NUI-Maynooth, June 29-July 1, 2022