Former Council Members




Sue Bowden

President 2004/05

Sue Bowden

Sue Bowden is Professor of Modern Economic History in the Department of Economics at The University of York and Director of the Centre for Historical Economics and Related Studies at The University of York. She gained her PhD from the London School of Economics and formerly taught at The Universities of Leeds and Sheffield. Her research interests have concentrated on the determinants of productivity performance in the UK in the twentieth century, the causes and implications of unemployment in the interwar years and the determinants and significance of changes consumer behaviour in the UK (with special reference to gender issues) in the twentieth century. More recently, she has been working on occupational health and demographic change and child morbidity from the mid nineteenth century and the relations between the 'City' and 'Industry' in the twentieth century. Her city/industry work explores the realities of personal versus managerial capitalism and the intricacies of shareholder capitalism in the recent past. Her work on demographic change has explored the links between unemployment and child morbidity, whilst her work on occupational health has opened up new dimensions into the understanding of corporate social responsibilities in the historical past. More recently she has been exploring the interrelationships between health, institutional change and long run growth from an international perspective.