Tim Rogan, The Moral Economists: R. H. Tawney, Karl Polanyi, E. P. Thompson and the Critique of Capitalism (Oxford and London: Princeton University Press, 2017)
Tim Rogan, 'Karl Polanyi at the Margins of English Socialism, 1934-1947', Modern Intellectual History, 10 (2013), 317-346.
Director of Studies , Tutor
I am broadly interested in the relationship between moral economies and market economies in Britain, Europe, the United States and the broader Anglo-world. My first book explains why measurements of material inequality replaced arguments about moral or spiritual deprivation in the critique of capitalism during the twentieth century. My current interest is the history of equity, an aspect of English (and thus of Anglo-world) law which has enabled courts to restrain conduct against conscience in commerce and limit government power, notwithstanding the excesses of economic rationality and administrative authority through the late twentieth century. I am also interested in interactions between historians of capitalism and innovators in economic theory after 1950. I give a course of lectures for undergraduate historians on crises of democracy in twentieth-century Britain.
College Lecturer in History