Labour in History & Economics: Migration, Markets, and the Work Environment

The transformation of work and concepts of labour, the movement of workers within and between countries, and changes in how people obtain work are significant trends in contemporary economies. While they may appear to be new developments, these processes have historical roots and precedents. With the increasing use of historical data in economics and the return of labour to the forefront of economic history, the time is ripe for discussion and collaboration between labour historians, economic historians, and labour economists. The Labour in History & Economics Conference will bring together scholars from these disciplines to share research, perspectives, and methodologies.

Balliol Lead Investigators

Beth Kitson (DPhil History, Balliol College)

Ben Schneider (DPhil Economic & Social History, Merton College)