About me

I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and am currently on the job market.

My dissertation research analyzes the roles that governments played in financial crises during the “first era of globalization” from 1870-1913.

My job market paper, “Recovery from financial crises in peripheral economies, 1870-1913,” is available here.

From 2014-16 I was a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Oxford. I also hold an MSc in Economic History (Research) from the London School of Economics, and an MA in Economics from the University of New Hampshire.

Research Interests:

  • Economic History
  • Economic Development and Growth
  • Political Economy
  • Financial Crises

Twitter: @phbent