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Dr Anton Howes


Lecturer in Economic History

Postal Address:

Department of Political Economy
King’s College London
Strand Campus
Bush House (North East Wing)
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG


Twitter: @antonhowes

Room number: 7.07 Bush House (North East Wing)

Office hours: 

Thursday: 11am-12pm
Friday: 11am-12pm

Biography: Dr Anton Howes is Lecturer in Economic History at the Department of Political Economy at King's College London. He is also currently Historian in Residence at the Royal Society of Arts. He was previously a post-doctoral research associate at the Political Theory Project at Brown University, and completed his PhD in Political Economy at King's College London in 2016.

Research: Dr Howes is currently writing a book of the history of the Royal Society of Arts, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day. He is also working on a book about why innovation accelerated in the eighteenth century in Britain, which in turn led to the Industrial Revolution. Anton's work emphasises how innovation is a practice that spreads from person to person. He argues that people became innovators because they adopted an improving mentality - and that Britain experienced an acceleration of innovation because its innovators were committed to evangelising that mentality further.


  • The World Economy and its History (Year 1)
  • Political Economy: Approaches, Concepts and Issues (Year 2)
  • Institutions and Economic Development (Masters)
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