One of the highlights of my job is to supervise and mentor PhD students. Two of my students have recently defended their dissertations - Meeghan Rogers and Will Quinn. Congratulations to them both! Meeghan's dissertation looks at corporate finance through the ages and looks at debt volatility, provincial stock exchanges and investment trusts. She has recently started as an assistant professor at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina. Will's dissertation looks at the British bicycle mania of the mid-1890s. Will starts as a postdoc on financial bubbles at Queen's University Belfast in October. You can read some working papers written by Will and Meeghan here and here .