Emeritus Professor of Economic History
Martin Daunton studied economic history at the University of Nottingham and completed a PhD at the University of Kent. He was appointed lecturer in Economic History in the University of Durham in 1973 and moved to UCL in 1979 where he was promoted to the Astor Professorship of British History. From 1997 to 2015, he was Professor of Economic History in the University of Cambridge, and from 2004 to 2014 Master of Trinity Hall. He served as Head of the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences on two occasions; outside Cambridge, he was President of the Royal Historical Society, a trustee of the National Maritime Museum, and chair of the Leverhulme Trust Research Awards Committee. He has held visiting professorships in Japan and Australia, and is a Visiting Professor at Gresham College in London.
Economic and social policy since c. 1800; economic governance of the world; intergenerational equity; taxation and public finance
Visiting Professor, Gresham College, 2020/21; Commissioner of Historic England
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