Peter Scott is Professor of International Business History. He has undertaken extensive research on the history of housing provision, consumer expenditure, inequality, retailing, consumer durables, and various aspects of business history.
Peter's research interests include:
- History of wealth and income inequality
- Living standards
- Household consumption
- The house-building sector
- Consumer durables
- Working hours
- Path dependence
He has written over sixty articles and book chapters, together with four sole-authored monographs:
- The Property Masters: A History of the British Commercial Property Sector (London: Spon, 1996)
- Triumph of the South: A Regional Economic History of Britain during the Early Twentieth Century (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007)
- The Making of the British Home: The Suburban Semi and Family Life Between the Wars (Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2013)
- The Market Makers. Creating Mass Markets for Consumer Durables in Inter-war Britain (Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2017)
Business and Management Project
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The 24th Annual Congress of the European Business History Association
Association of Business Historians Annual Conference
- Consumer durables
- Household behaviour