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About Me 

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


My doctoral work was completed at Harvard University after which I served as the dean of Kirkland House, one of the twelve undergraduate residential communities of the university.  


I have also worked in the private sector for IBM in brand management.


My research explores how people have thought over time about law, business and the economy. 


Current projects include a history of business and its social responsibilities, an investigation into ideas of cooperation in classical economic thought, and the reconstruction of eighteenth-century illicit commerce and political economy.


Grants from Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Wilfrid Laurier University, Harvard University, Oxford University, and the Huntington Library have supported my research.


You can reach me at dasmith@wlu.ca

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