Professor Martin Daunton FBA


Elected 1997

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

Martin Daunton retired as Professor of Economic History and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Cambridge in October 2016. He is currently completing a book on the economic governance of the world since 1933, and continues to work on the political economy of public finance, with a forthcoming edited collection on changes since the early 1970s. He is also working on taxation within the British empire and on issues relating to intergenerational equity.

Current post

Emeritus Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge

Past appointments

University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor of Economic History

2015 -

University of Cambridge Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge

1997 - 2015

University College London Lecturer in Economic History, Reader, Professor of Modern History, Astor Professor of British History

1979 - 1997

University of Durham Lecturer in Economic History

1973 - 1979


Just Taxes: The Politics of Taxation in Britain, 1914-1979 2002

Wealth and Welfare: An economic and social history of britain, 1851-1951 2007

State and Market in Victorian Britain: War, Welfare and Capitalism 2008

House and home in the Victorian city: working class housing 1850-1914 1983

Progress and poverty: an economic and social history of Britain 1850-1914 1995

Trusting Leviathan: the politics of taxation in Britain, 1799-1914 2001

Sign up to our email newsletters