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George R. Boyer is professor of economics and international and comparative labor in the ILR School at Cornell University. He is the author of An Economic History of the English Poor Law (1990) and, with Timothy Hatton, “New Estimates of British Unemployment, 1870–1913” (Journal of Economic History 2002). He is completing a book manuscript on economic insecurity and social welfare policy in Great Britain from 1840 to 1940.

Laurence Brown is lecturer in migration history in the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at the University of Manchester. He has published on historical and contemporary Caribbean migration and is completing a study of migration during the long nineteenth century titled Island Diasporas. He has worked on AHRC, English Heritage, and HLF funded public history projects exploring the Caribbean experience in Britain.

Niall Cunningham is lecturer in human geography at Durham University. He has previously worked at the universities of Lancaster and Manchester. He has published on the spatial dimensions of ethnic conflict and social inequality with the focus on the application of GIS to these issues. He is a co-author of Troubled Geographies: A Spatial History of Religion and Society in Ireland (2013) and Social Class in the 21st Century (2015).

Svenja Gärtner is a researcher at the Unit for Economic History at the University of Gothenburg. Her research deals with labor market issues in general and wage inequalities in particular. Her recent work about migration has been published in the journal of Regional Studies and her work about gender wages gaps has been published in The Scandinavian Economic History Review.

Jeremy Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. He specializes in American politics. He received his PhD from Brown University in 2010 and is finishing a manuscript covering the politics of housing and health policy over the last century. He is a co-editor of Judging Bush (2009) published by Stanford University Press.

Sukkoo Kim is an associate professor of international and area studies and economics at Washington University, St. Louis. He has written extensively on urbanization in American economic history. His work has appeared in the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History,the Journal of Regional Science,the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Marc T. Law is an associate professor of economics at the University of Vermont. His research interests are in the fields of political economy, regulation, urban economics, and economic history. His work has been published in the Journal of Economic [End Page 183] History, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, and the Journal of Regional Science.

Erica Jade Mullen, PhD, is a research scientist with the New York City Department of Social Services, Human Resources Administration, in the Office of Evaluation and Research. Her current projects focus on public housing, homelessness, and benefit receipt utilizing quasiexperimental and inferential statistical modeling. She received her doctorate in sociology and demography from Brown University.

Svante Prado is assistant professor of economic history at the University of Gothenburg. His research topics are Swedish wages and labor markets and international comparisons of labor productivity in historical and comparative perspective. His most recent works appeared in Economic History Review, Explorations in Economic History, and European Review of Economic History.

Michael J. White is the Robert E. Turner Distinguished Professor of Population Studies at Brown University, where he is also professor of sociology and faculty associate in the Population Studies and Training Center. White’s most recent book (with J. Glick), Achieving Anew (2009), examines contemporary US immigration. White also conducts research on migration and urbanization in developing countries. [End Page 184]



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