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.
Blog: Why We Need To Re-think Friedman’s Ideas About Monopolies
How did Milton Friedman read his Adam Smith? This brief blog at ProMarket describes research related to my project on the history of business interests and liberal thought.
Talk: Early Common Law Corporate Ideas and the Case of Sutton's Hospital
May 21, 2021
By examining the manuscript reports of one of the earliest, still-cited common law cases in corporate law, this talk investigates the development of corporate theory before the nineteenth-century fission into for and non-profits
New Article: Fair Competition and Smuggling
Was it one of the biggest frauds in UK history? Or maybe it was all legal: the scheme starts with an ad for French brandy and reveals the secret world of early modern smuggling and business frauds. visit