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Alex Tertzakian

Alex Tertzakian

PhD Candidate in Economic History

Queens' College


I started out studying economics and mathematics at McGill University. I then completed an MSc in economic history at the London School of Economics in 2014. My dissertation was titled 'The Rise of the British Coal Gas Industry: commodity price considerations in the adoption of public gasworks in Britain between 1818 and 1847'. 

Research Interests

My thesis is focused on the diffusion of mechanised technologies in the English cotton textile industry (c.1780-1850) and its impact on employment and wages. I'm interested in the history of technological change. In particular, I'm focused on understanding the economic and social impacts that occur during periods of disruption.

I am a member of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure (Campop).

Research Supervision

Economics Paper 5, Part I, British Economic History


  • Economic, Social History
  • British social history c.1600-1850