The Origins of English Financial Markets: investment and speculation before the South Sea Bubble (Cambridge University Press, 2009) [paperback released in 2012].

Winner: Economic History Society First Monograph Prize.

Edited Books:

Katia Béguin and Anne L. Murphy eds. State Cash Resources and State Building in Europe 13th -18th Century (Paris, 2017).


‘Clock-watching: work and working time at the late-eighteenth-century Bank of England’, Past and Present, 236 (2017), pp. 99-132.

‘Inspection and efficiency at the eighteenth-century Bank of England’, Histoire et Mesure, 30 (2015), pp. 147-170.

‘Writes a fair hand and appears to be well qualified’: recruiting Bank of England clerks at the start of the nineteenth century’, Financial History Review, 22 (2015), pp. 19-44.

‘Demanding credible commitment: public reactions to the failures of the early financial revolution’, Economic History Review, 66 (2013), pp. 178-197.

‘Review of periodical literature published in 2011, 1700-1850’, Economic History Review, 66 (2013), pp. 316-326.

‘Review of periodical literature published in 2010, 1700-1850’, Economic History Review, 65 (2012), pp. 344-354.

‘Review of periodical literature published in 2009, 1700-1850’, Economic History Review, 64 (2011), pp. 279-289.

‘Learning the business of banking: the recruitment and training of the Bank of England’s first tellers’: Business History, 52 (2010), pp. 150-168.

‘Trading options before Black-Scholes: a study of the market in late seventeenth-century London’, Economic History Review, 62 (2009), pp. 8-30. Reprinted in D. Coffman and L. Neal eds., History of Financial Crises (Routledge, 2014).

‘”Come vanno i titoli”? Informazione e investimenti a Londra alla fine del XVII secolo’ Quaderni Storici, XLI (2007), pp. 133-154.

‘Dealing with uncertainty: managing personal investment in the early English national debt’, History, 91 (2006), pp. 200-217.

‘Lotteries in the 1690s: investment or gamble?’ Financial History Review, 12 (2005), pp. 227-246.

Essays in edited books:

‘Dealing with the threat of reform: the Bank of England in the 1780s’, in A. T. Brown, Andy Burn and Rob Doherty eds. Crises in economic and social history: a comparative perspective (Woodbridge, 2015), pp. 283-302.

‘Une crédibilité compromise: les problèmes des transactions relatives à la dette à la Banque d’Angleterre du xviiie siècle’ in Katia Beguin ed., Ressources publiques et construction étatique en Europe xiiie-xviiie siècle (Paris, 2015), pp. 249-265.

‘The financial revolution and its consequences’ in R. Floud, J. Humphries and P. Johnson eds., The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain, 1700-1870, vol. I (Cambridge, 2014), pp. 321-343.

‘Financial Markets: The Limits of Economic Regulation in Early Modern England’ in P. Stern and C. Wennerlind eds., Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and its Empire (Oxford, 2013), pp. 263-281.

‘The Financial Revolution in England’ in G. Caprio ed., The handbook of key global financial markets, institutions and infrastructure (London, 2012), pp. 85-94.

‘La Banque d’Angleterre, valet de deux maîtres: les actionnaires et l’État (1694-1720)’ in Olivier Feiertag and Michel Margairaz eds. Gouverner une banque centrale du XVIIe siècle à nos jours (Paris, 2010), pp. 23-42.

Working papers online:

‘Making the market: trading debt at the eighteenth-century Bank of England’, European Association for Banking and Financial History working paper 14-05 (April 2014).

‘The Bank of England and the Genesis of Modern Management’, European Association for Banking and Financial History working paper 16-02 (August 2016).