Professor William Kennedy

Department of Economics
Professor William Kennedy
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872035

  • Location

    5A.127, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Tuesday 14:30-16:30



Bill Kennedy is an expert in economic history, particularly of the 19th and 20th centuries. Before joining the department in a part-time capacity, he was a member of the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics.

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • The World Economy in Historical Perspective (EC120)

  • Technological change: past, present and future prospects (EC203)


Journal articles (2)

Kennedy, WP. and Delargy, PJR., (2020). Shorting the Future? Capital Markets and the Launch of the British Electrical Industry, 1882–1892. Business History Review. 94 (2), 287-320

Kennedy, WP., (1974). Foreign investment, trade and growth in the United Kingdom, 1870–1913. Explorations in Economic History. 11 (4), 415-444

Reports and Papers (1)

Kennedy, W. and Delargy, R., (2020). Notes on Early British Electrification: The 1880s

+44 (0) 1206 872035


5A.127, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Tuesday 14:30-16:30