Mark Thomas

Professor, Department of History

Research Interests

My primary research interest focusses on the British economy between 1850 and 1940. I am currently working on a number of topics that fall within this broad field, including the labor market between the wars, patterns of income inequality since 1850, and changing patterns of international trade. I have subsidiary interests in the U.S. and Australian economies. Indeed, my work on British unemployment and employment has led to a collaborative project, with Professor John James (Economics), on the evolution of the American labor market since 1870.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Oxford
  • Master of Arts (MA), Cornell University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Nuffield College