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Dr Judy Stephenson

Dr Judy Stephenson

Lecturer in Economics and Finance of the Bulit Environment

The Bartlett Sch of Const & Proj Mgt

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Dec 2017

Research summary

I am an economic historian of early modern London,  its construction industry and associated markets. 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), and I have published on contracts and wages, and the boundaries of the firm before 1800. My work has been quoted in the Financial Times and The Economist.

https://www.ft.com/content/cf12eeb0-7231-11e8-b6ad-3823e4384287

https://www.ft.com/content/928258fc-8ed3-11e6-8df8-d3778b55a923

https://www.ft.com/content/cf12eeb0-7231-11e8-b6ad-3823e4384287

My first monograph is published by Palgrave 2019. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319575070

I am currently working on internal labour markets in London construction the 1670s, female building contractors before 1800, and an international comparison of seasonality in the early modern building trades.

https://judyzstephenson.wordpress.com/blog/

Teaching summary

I teach construction economics and finance, and economic history.

BCPM0001 which is the core economics course for our MSc students.

BCPM0003 'Booms and Slumps' which analyses cyclical changes in the real estate and construction industries in the long run context of finance and construction demand.

I teach undergraduate Economics II BCPM0068 which focuses and prepares students for project valuations and the market for projects.

Biography

I did my PhD in the Dept. of Economic History at LSE 2012-15 where I also taught economic history and financial history 2012- 16. I then spent a year as IHR EHS Tawney Fellow 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.  From 2016-2019 I was the first David Richards Junior Research Fellow at Wadham College Oxford (http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk) before joining UCL Bartlett as Lecturer in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment.

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.

Publications