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Coal Metropolis: Cardiff, 1870-1914, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1977, 260pp

House and Home in the Victorian City: Working-Class Housing in English Cities, 1850-1914, London: Edward Arnold, 1983, 320pp

Royal Mail: The Post Office since 1840, London: Athlone Press, 1985, 388 pp

A Property Owning Democracy? Housing in Britain, London: Faber and Faber, 1987, 148 pp

Progress and Poverty: An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1700-1850, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995, 620 pp.

Trusting Leviathan: The Politics of Taxation in Britain, 1799-1914, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, 438 pp

Just Taxes: The Politics of Taxation in Britain, 1914-1979, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002, 406 pp

Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1851-1951, Oxford University Press, 2007, 656 pp

State and Market in Victorian Britain: War, Welfare and Capitalism,  The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2008, 341 pp


Edited Books

Councillors and Tenants: Local Authority Housing in English Cities, 1919-1939, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1984

Housing the Workers, 1850-1914: A Comparative Perspective, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1990

Charity, Self-Interest and Welfare in the English Past. London: UCL Press, 1996

with Rick Halpern, Empire and Others: British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, 1600-1850, UCL Press and University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999

with Bernhard Reiger, The Meanings of Modernity, Oxford and New York: Berg, 2000

Cambridge Urban History of Britain, Volume III, 1840-1950Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000

with Matthew Hilton, The Politics of Consumption: Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America, Oxford and New York: Berg, 2001

with F. Trentmann, Worlds of Political Economy: Knowledge and Power in the Nineteenth and Twentieth CenturiesBasingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004

The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain, Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 2005

With A Narlikar,Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization,Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012

with Marc Buggeln and Alexander Nutzenadel, The Political Economy of Public Finance: Taxation, State Spending and Debt since the 1970sCambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017


Chapters in Books

“Towns and economic growth in eighteenth-century England”, in P. Abrams and E. A.Wrigley (eds.), Towns in Societies, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978, 245-77

“Public place and the private space: the Victorian city and the working-class household”, in D.Fraser and A.Sutcliffe (eds.), The Pursuit of Urban History, London: Edward Arnold, 1983, 212-33

with M.Wagner, “Jedermanns Geldschafte prompt, sicher und billig zu besorgen: Die Bestimmungsgrossen unterschieldlicher Rentabilitat offentlicher Unternehmungen am Beispeil der britischen und osterreichischen Postsparkasse, 1885-1914”, in R.Tilly (ed.), Beitrage zur quantitiven vergleichenden Unternehmensgeschichte, Gottingen: Klett-Cotta, 1985, 131-45

“Labour and technology in south Wales, 1870-1914”, in C. Baber and L.J. Williams (eds.), Modern South Wales: Essays in Economic and Social History, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1986, 140-52

“Urban Britain”, in T. Gourvish and A.O’Day (eds.), Later Victorian Britain, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1988, 37-67

“Coal to capital: Cardiff since 1839”, in P. Morgan (ed.), Glamorgan County History, Volume VI: Glamorgan Society, 1780-1980, Glamorgan History Trust, 1988, 203-24

“Income flows, the family economy, and survival strategies”, in P.Scholliers (ed.), Real Wages in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe: Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Oxford: Berg, 1989, 143-8

“Housing, 1750-1950”, in F.M.L.Thompson (ed.), Cambridge Social History of Britain, II People and Their Environment, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990, 195-250

“Rows and tenements: American cities, 1880-1914”, in Daunton (ed.), Housing the Workers, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 249-86

“Comment in M.A.Crew and P.R.Kleindorfer, “Rowland Hill’s contribution as an economist”, in Crew and Kleindorfer (eds.), Competition and Innovation in Postal Services, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1991, 13-15

“London und die Welt”, in Kulturstiftung Ruhr Essen, Metropole London: Macht und Glanz einer Weltstadt, 1800-1840, Recklinghausen: Verlag Aurel Bongers, 1992, 21-38 and “London and the world”, in C.Fox (ed.), London: World City, 1800-1840, London: Yale University Press, 1992, 21-38

“Financial elites and British society, 1880-1960”, in Y.Cassis (ed.), Finance and Financiers in European History, 1880-1960, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, 121-46

“Finance and politics: comments”, in Cassis (ed.), Finance and Financiers in European History, 1880-1960, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, 283-90

“The City and industry: the nature of British capitalism, 1750-1914”, in G.Alderman and C.Holmes (eds.), Outsiders and Outcasts, London: Duckworth, 1993, 185-206

“Vorstadt, Gesellschafe und der Staat: London in den zwanziger Jahren”, in P. Alter (ed.), Im Banne der Metropolen, Gottingen: Vandenhoeck und Rupert, 1993, 87-110

“’A kind of tax prison’: rethinking Conservative taxation policy, 1960-70”, in M. Francis and I. Zweiniger-Bargielowska (eds.), The Conservatives and British Society, 1880-1990, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1996, 289-315.

“Trusting leviathan: British fiscal administration since 1842”, in V. Braithwaite and M. Levi (eds.), Trust and Governance, New York: Russell Sage Books, 1999, 102-134

“Society and economic life”, in Colin Matthew, ed., Short Oxford History of the British Isles: The Nineteenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2000, 41-82

“The wealth of the nation”, in Paul Langford, ed. Short Oxford History of the British Isles: The Eighteenth Century, Oxford University Press, 2001, 141-180

“The material politics of natural monopoly: consuming gas in Victorian Britain2, in M. Daunton and M. Hilton (eds), The Politics of Consumption: Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America, Oxford and New York: Berg, 2001, 69-88

“What is income?”, in J. Tiley (ed.), Studies in the History of Tax Law, Oxford and Portland: Hart Publishing, 2004, 3-14

“Taxation and representation in the Victorian city’, in R. Colls and R. Rodger (eds.), Cities of Ideas: Civil Society and Urban Governance in Britain, 1800-2000Aldershot: Ashgate, 21-45.

‘The fiscal-military state and the Napoleonic wars: Britain and France compared’, in D. Cannadine (ed.), Trafalgar in History: A Battle and its AfterlifeLondon: Palgrave, 2006, 18-43

“Tax transfer: Britain and its empire, 1848-1914”, in H. Nehring and F. Schui (eds.), Global Debates About TaxationLondon: Palgrave, 2007, 137-157

“Taxation, state and society in comparative perspective, 1750-1950”, in A. Nutzenadel and C. Strupp (eds), Taxation, State and Civil Society in Germany and the United States from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth CenturyNomos, Bade-Baden, 2007, 205-227

“Land taxation, economy and society in Britain and its colonies’, in J. Avery Jones, P. Harris and D. Oliver (eds.), Comparative Perspectives on Revenue Law: Essays in Honour of John TileyCambridge University Press, 2008, 197-218

‘A tale of two conferences: the International Trade Organization, GATT and world trade’, in F. Trentmann (ed.),Is Free Trade Fair Trade: New Perspectives on the World Trading SystemSmith Institute, London, 2009, 34-46

‘From Bretton Woods to Havana: multilateral deadlocks in historical perspective’, in A. Narlikar (ed.), Deadlocks in Multilateral Negotiations: Causes and Solutions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010, 47-78

‘Welfare, taxation and social justice: reflections on Cambridge economists from Marshall to Keynes’, in R. Backhouse and T. Nishizawa, eds., No Wealth But Life: Welfare Economics and the Welfare State in Britain, 1880-1945Cambridge University Press, New York, 2010, 62- 88

‘The inconsistent quartet: free trade versus competing goals’, in Narlikar, Daunton and Stern eds., The Oxford Handbook on the WTO, 40-63

‘The Shoup mission: the context of post-World War II debates over international economic policy’, in W Elliot Brownlees, Eisaku Ide and Yasunori Fukagai, eds.,The Political Ecnomic of Transnational Tax Reform: The Shoup Mission to Japan in Historical PerspectiveCambridge University Press, New York, 2013, 402-425

‘Cambridge and economic history’ and ‘John Harold Clapham (1873-1946)’, in Robert A Cord, ed., The Palgrave Companion to Cambridge Economics, Volume IPalgrave Macmillan, London, 2017, 157-186 and 423-454

‘Creating a dynamic society: the tax reforms of the Thatcher government’, in Buggeln, Daunton and Nutzenadel eds., The Political Economy of Public Finance, 32-56

‘Mismanaged chimneys: nuisances in Victorian Britain’, in Chris Wrigley, ed., The Industrial Revolution and Industrialisation Revisited. Cromford, the Derwent Valley and BeyondArkwright Society, Cromford, 2017, 29-42

‘Time and history’, in Balzan Papers Olschki, Florence, 2018, 259=280

‘Nutrition, food, agriculture and the world economy’, in Naomi Lamoureux, eds., The Bretton Woods Agreement: Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical DocumentsNew Haven: Yale University Press, 2019,  145-172

‘A modern John Hampden? Thomas Gibson Bowles v Bank of England’, in John Snape and Dominic de Cogan, eds., Leading Cases in Revenue LawHart Publishing, 2019, 91-118



“The Dowlais Iron Company in the iron industry, 1800-1850”, Welsh History Review6 (1972), 16-48

“Suburban development in Cardiff: Grangetown and the Windsor estate, 1857-75”, Morgannwg, 16 (1972), 53-66

“Aristocrat and traders: the Bute docks, 1839-1914”, Journal of Transport History, ns 3 (1975), 65-85

“House ownership from rate books”, Urban History Yearbook 1976, 21-27

“Inter-union relations on the waterfront: Cardiff, 1888-1914”, International Review of Social History, 22 (1977), 350-78

“The Cardiff Coal Trimmers Union, 1888-1914”, Llafur, 2 (1978), 10-23

“Jack ashore: seamen in Cardiff before 1914”, Welsh History Review, 9 (1978), 176-203

“The building cycle and the urban fringe in Victorian cities: a comment”, Journal of Historical Geography, 4 (1978), 175-181

“Miners’ houses: South Wales and the Great Northern Coalfield, 1880-1914”, International Review of Social History, 25 (1980), 143-75

“Down the pit: work in the Great Northern and South Wales coalfields, 1870-1914”, Economic History Review, 2nd ser. 34 (1981), 578-97

“Experts and the environment: approaches to planning history”, Journal of Urban History, 9 (1983), 233-50

with N.J.Morgan, “Landlords in Glasgow: a study of 1900”, Business History, 25 (1983), 264-86

“Toil and technology in Britain and America”, History Today, April 1983, 24-9

“Rowland Hill and the Penny Post”, History Today, August 1985, 31-7

“Australian merchants in the City of London, 1840-90”, in The City and Empire, II, Collected Seminar Papers No. 36, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, 1987, 134-42

“Cities of homes and cities of tenements: British and American comparisons, 1870-1914”, Journal of Urban History, 14 (1988), 283-319

“Home loans versus council houses: the formation of American and British housing policy, 1900-20”, Housing Studies, 3 (1988), 232-46

“Inheritance and succession in the City of London in the nineteenth century”, Business History, 30 (1988), 269-86

“A lakasviszonyol Nagy-Britanniaban, 1850-1939”, Tortenelmi Szelmle3 (1987-8), 351-65

“Gentlemanly capitalism and British industry, 1820-1914”, Past and Present,122 (1989), 119-58

“Firm and family in the City of London in the nineteenth century: the case of F.G.Dalgety”, Historical Research, 62 (1989), 154-77

“Health and housing in Victorian London”, in W.F.Bynum and R.Porter (eds.), Living and Dying in London, supplement 11 of Medical History, 1991, 126-44

“Debate: Gentlemanly capitalism and British industry”, Past and Present, 132, 1991, 170-87

“Inside the Bank of England”, Twentieth-Century British History6 (1995), 344-58

“Middle-class voluntarism and the city in Britain and America”, Journal of Urban History22 (1996), 253-63

“Payment and participation: welfare and state-formation in Britain, 1900-51”, Past and Present150 (1996), 169-216

“London, state power and economic change, 1680-1900”, Ninoshi Kenkyu404 (1996), 3-31 [in Japanese]

“Industry in London: revisions and reflections”, London Journal21 (1996), 1-8 [guest editor of special issue on Industry in London, 1750-1945]

“How to pay for the war: state, society and taxation in Britain, 1917-24”, English Historical Review111 (1996), 882-919

“Churchill at the Treasury: remaking Conservative fiscal policy, 1924-29”, Revue Belgue de Philologie et d’Histoire75 (1997), 1063-1083

“Virtual representation: the History of Parliament on CD-rom”, Past and Present, 167, May 2000, 238-261

‘Michael Young and meritocracy’, Contemporary British History19 (2005), 285-291

“Britain and globalization since 1850: I, Creating a global order, 1850-1914”, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society6thser. 16 (2006), 1-38

“Britain and globalization since 1850: II, The rise of insular capitalism, 1914-1939”, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society6thser 17  (2007), 1-33

‘Britain and globalization since 1850: III, Creating the world of Bretton Woods, 1939-1958’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society6thser 18 (2008), 1-42

‘Britain and globalization since 1850: IV, The creation of the Washington consensus’, Transactions of the Royal Historical Society6thser 19 (2009)

With J Dutta and T Aidt, ‘The retrenchment hypothesis and the extension of the franchise in England and Wales, Economic Journal120 (2010), 990-1020

‘Questioning Leviathan: restructuring the state in Britain since 1970’, East Asian Journal of British History  5(2016), 29-50

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