Sheilagh Ogilvie

Sheilagh Ogilvie is Chichele Professor of Economic History at All Souls College, Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy. She explores the lives of ordinary people in the past and tries to explain how poor economies get richer and improve human well-being. She has written books about pre-modern industry, women’s work, long-distance trade, and craft guilds. She is currently investigating the economics of serfdom and the role of human capital in European economic growth between 1600 and 1900.

Her most recent book is The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis (Princeton, 2019).

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