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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.

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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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