Roderick Floud is an economic historian and president emeritus of London Metropolitan University. He is an honorary fellow of Gresham College, London; Wadham College, Oxford; Emmanuel College, Cambridge; and Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including, most recently, The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volumes I and II.Santhi Hejeebu is associate professor in the Department of Economics at Cornell College. David Mitch is professor in and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of The Rise of Popular Literacy in Victorian England.