About

I am an Economic Historian and Lecturer in the Economics and Finance of the Built Environment at the Bartlett, University College London. I research construction, labour markets, institutions, firms, finance and industries in London between about 1600 and 1850. I am known for my work on London and English wages between 1650 and 1800,(http://www.ehs.org.uk/app/journal/article/10.1111/ehr.12491/abstract), but my interests are applied to anything that affected how business was conducted in late-early-modern London.

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I did my PhD in the Dept. of Economic History at LSE 2012-15. I then spent a year on an IHR EHS fellowship with the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (https://www.campop.geog.cam.ac.uk) where I am still an associate.  I was the first David Richards Junior Research Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford 2016-19 (http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk). I am a member of the Economic History Society and I am responsible for developing new material for schools and young people for the Society.  Before I became an economic historian I worked in advertising and communications for 15 years. I have two children and I live in SW London. My CV is here Judy Stephenson academic CV1718

CONTACT: j.stephenson@ucl.ac.uk

Brief Bio: Judy Stephenson is an economic historian who researches firms, construction, markets, labour and finance in eighteenth and nineteenth century London. Her work looks particularly at the relationship between changes in firm structure and contracts and labour markets. She gained her PhD from LSE and was the first David Richards fellow in Economic History at Wadham College, University of Oxford.  She is Lecturer in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment at The Bartlett, University College London.  She has published in academic journals on the early construction industry and business and her work has been quoted in the Financial Times, and the Economist. 

 

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