The First Serious Optimist: A.C. Pigou and the Birth of Welfare Economics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017.

Winner of the Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize from the History and Economics Society

Selected Reviews: Alternatives Economiques; “La librairie de l’éco”; Contributions to Political EconomyEconomic History Review; Finance and Development; Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; History of Economic Ideas; Journal of Consumer PolicyJournal of Economic LiteratureLaw and Society; Open Magazine; Public ChoiceThe Times Literary SupplementThe Enlightened Economist

Journal Article

Meat and Economic Expertise in the British Imperial State During World War I,” The Historical Journal 62, n. 1 (March 2019): 171-194.


Review of A.C. Pigou and the Marshallian Thought Style by Karen Knight, History of Political Economy (forthcoming).

Other Selected Publications

"We Need to Revisit the Idea of Pigou Wealth Tax," Financial Times, June 8, 2020.

with Charles S. Maier, "Responding to COVID-19: Think through the Analogy of War," Safra Center COVID-19 Rapid Response White Paper 10 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Safra Center, April 2020),

“Economists at Cambridge,” Visualizing Historical Networks, 2013,