Professor Jane Humphries

CBE, BA (Cantab), MA (Cornell), PhD (Cornell), FRHS, FAcSS, FBA, Fellow Cliometrics Society

Privileges of a Fellow Emerita

College Roles

  • Privileges of a Fellow Emerita



  • University Lecturer, then Reader (1995-98) in Economics and Economic History, University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge (from 1980 to 1998)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA (from 1973 to 1979)
  • Postgraduate, Cornell University (from 1970 to 1973)
  • Undergraduate, Newnham College, Cambridge (from 1967 to 1970)

Research Interests

  • Economic history
  • Growth and development
  • Labour markets
  • Child labour in the British industrial revolution
  • History of women’s work
  • Relationship between the family and the economy
  • Gender and economics