Personal Statement:I study broad trends in capitalism in 20th century U.S. Specifically on how and why the point of production has grown ever more remote from the point of consumption and the implications this has for production and labor. To bring these developments into focus, my project centers on the changes in movement of goods in Southern California from the postwar period through the late 1980s.
As for future projects, I plan to research the development and proliferation of branch plants in United States during 1920s and 1930s as an important stage in capital mobility and capital flight. I am also interested in the changing nature of hiring practices, human resources, and industrial psychology over the course of the 20th century.
Interests: Political Economy, Labor History, Business History, Science and Technology, History of Economic Thought, and East Asian Political Economy.