The British historian, Martin Daunton, is Emeritus Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge. 

Before his retirement in 2015, Martin was Astor Professor of British History at University College London (UCL), and Professor of Economic History at the University of Cambridge, from which he retired in 2015. He was also Master of Trinity Hall College, Cambridge, from 2004 to 2014, and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Martin is a former trustee of the National Maritime Museum and President of the Royal Historical Society, and he is now a Commissioner of Historic England. 

He has published extensively on British economic history, and he is currently completing a book on global economic governance since 1933. The underlying theme that connects his work is distributive justice.