Bachelor of Business Science (University of Cape Town)
Master of Business Science in Finance (University of Cape Town)
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Economics (The University of Auckland)
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (University of Auckland)
The history of economic thought
My primary interest is in the causes of modern economic growth. The overarching interest in modern economic growth is expressed in empirical economic history, where I am concerned with all aspects of development, and in the history of ideas, where I am interested in explanations of modern economic growth at the aggregate level and the role of the entrepreneur at the microeconomic level.
Current Research Projects:
A real-wage series for New Zealand for the period from 1840 to 1914.
A survey of the approaches taken by economic historians to explaining the causes of modern economic growth.
Brooke, G.T.F (2010), `Uncertainty, profit and entrepreneurial action: Frank Knight’s contribution reconsidered’, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 32(2): 221-235