Exploring Intellectual & Business History 


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Talk: Was There Corruption in Tudor-Stuart England? Reconceiving the Law and Official Misconduct

This paper at the IHR webinar investigates English legal sources related to official corruption from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. These sources reveal an alternative idea of corruption from the period that rested on very different conceptual foundations than a division between public and private.

My new article explores how moral ideas during the 1840s and 1850s reshaped business organization in England by driving the campaign to liberalize company law.  Click here to read the article.

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I am currently a professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Department of History where I teach about the history of capitalism and economic thought... read more

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