I am an Economic Historian. 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 am currently the first David Richards Junior Research Fellow at Wadham College Oxford (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. I am a research associate at UCL Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/construction/). 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: judy.stephenson@wadham.ox.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 has been a fellow of the Institute for Historical Research and is a research associate of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure and UCL Bartlett School. She is David Richards fellow of Economic History at Wadham College, University of Oxford. She has published in academic journals on the early construction industry and business and her work has been quoted in the Financial Times.