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Introduction to "Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership"

Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, Kenneth Snowden

Chapter in NBER book Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership (2013), Price V. Fishback, Jonathan Rose, and Kenneth Snowden
Published in September 2013 by University of Chicago Press
© 2013 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Long-Term Factors in Economic Development

---- Acknowledgements -----

Funding for the research was provided by National Science Foundation Grants SES-1061927, SES- 0921732, SES 0617972 and funds provided by the University of Arizona.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Price V. Fishback -----

Since 1990, I have taught and run grants through the University of Arizona and run grants through the National Bureau of Economic Research.

My entire grant list includes:

“Institutional Performance and Change During Boom and Bust: The Residential Mortgage Market, 1920-1940.” National Science Foundation Grant SES-1061927. $304,300 for three years. Collaborative with Kenneth Snowden at University of North Carolina, Greensboro for another $150,000.

”The Dramatic Rise in Agricultural Productivity in the U.S During the Twentieth Century: Disentangling the Roles of Technological Change, Government Policy, and Climate.” With Paul Rhode at Michigan as co-PI, and Michael Haines at Colgate as a contractor. National Science Foundation. SES- 0921732. $598,932.00, 2009-2012.

“Government, Housing, and the Changing Income Distribution During the Great Depression: A Dissaggregated and Microeconomic Approach.” National Science Foundation, SES 0617972 $410,087 with Alfonso Flores-Lagunes and Kei Hirano at University of Arizona. Collaborative with Shawn Kantor at UC Merced with another $150,000, 2006-2009.

“The Impact of the New Deal on Local Economic Development,” with William Horrace and Shawn Kantor. National Science Foundation No. SES 0214483, $392,798, July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2004, extended to June 30, 2006.

“The Impact of the New Deal on Local Economic Development,” with William Horrace and Shawn Kantor. National Science Foundation No. SES-0080324, $284,382, July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002.

“The Impact of New Deal Relief Spending on Local Labor Markets,” with Shawn E. Kantor, National Science Foundation, SBR-9708098, $176,470, July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1999.

"The Impact of the New Deal on Local Development, Migration, and Labor Markets," Earhart Foundation, $12,500 for summer of 1996.

"The Political Economy of Workers' Compensation," with Shawn Kantor, National Science Foundation Grant No. SBR 9223058. $97,476 for 1993 94 and $96,772 for 1994 95.

"The Political Economy of Workers' Compensation Legislation," Earhart Foundation, $12,000 for summer of 1992.

"Competition and the Economic Welfare of Coal Miners During the Hand Loading Era," Bradley Foundation, $13,211 for summer of 1989.

"Competition and the Economic Welfare of Coal Miners During the Hand Loading Era," Earhart Foundation, $10,898 for summer of 1988.

"The Economics of Segregated Schools: Georgia, 1900 1960." University of Georgia Faculty Research Grant for the years 1985 1986, $6,800.

"Were Company Stores Exploitative? Determinants of Expenditures and Debt in Coal Company Stores." Arthur H. Cole Grants in Aid for Research in Economic History for 1984, $1,200.

"Were Company Stores Exploitative?" National Endowment for the Humanities Travel To Collections Grant for Summer of 1984, $500.

GRANTS FOR CONFERENCES

“The Microeconomics of the New Deal.” National Bureau of Economic Research and Bradley Foundation. Conferences in March 2012 and August 2012. Principal Investigator working in conjunction with Jim Poterba and Denis Healy of the NBER. $50,000.

“The Cliometrics Conferences 2006, 2007, 2008,” co-Principal Investigator with Ann Carlos, National Science Foundation, $90,014.

“The Role of Government in American Economic History: Colonial Times to the Present. A Conference in Honor of Robert Higgs.” Earhart Foundation, $9,900. January 2004.

“The Cliometrics Conferences 2003, 2004, 2005,” National Science Foundation, $90,014.

“Undergraduate Workshop on New Markets, Institutions, and Economic Strategies, January 2003.” Earhart Foundation, $9,600.

“Undergraduate Workshop on New Markets, Institutions, and Economic Strategies, January 2002.” Earhart Foundation, $9,600.

“Undergraduate Workshop on the Design of Economic Institutions at the University of Arizona, January 2001.” Earhart Foundation, $10,000.

“The Cliometrics Conferences 2000, 2001, and 2002,” co-Principal Investigator with Samuel Williamson, National Science Foundation, $79,000.

"Conference in Honor of Gordon Tullock," with Gary Libecap and Ed Zajac, Earhart Foundation, $12,500, for May 22, 1999.

SPONSORSHIP OF NSF DISSERTATION GRANTS

Theresa Gutberlet. “Doctoral Dissertation Research in Ecconomics: The Impact of Mechanization and Market Integration on Industry Location in Germany and the Pennsylvania-Ohio-Virginia Region, 1840-1910.’ $10,832. 2012-2013.

Taylor Jaworski. “Doctoral Dissertation Research in Economics: The Warring Forties: New Evidence on the Economic Consequences of World War II” $9,900. 2011.

Carl Kitchens. “Doctoral Dissertation Research in Economics: The Tennessee Valley Authority.” 2010.

Brendan Livingston. “Doctoral Dissertation Research in Economics: State and Local Spending on Poverty Relief in the United States: 1900-1930. $10,000. 2010

Jonathan Fox. “Public Health Movements, Local Poor Relief, and Child Mortality in the United States: 1910-1932. National Science Foundation, $10,000. 2009-2010.

Jedidiah Brewer. “The Effect of Hypermart Entry on Traditional Gasoline Retailers: Evidence from a Natural Experiment.” National Science Foundation, $3400, 2006-2007.

Samuel Allen. “Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Political Economy of Worker's Compensation Benefits:

1940 -2000” National Science Foundation, $10,000, 2002-2003.

Ryan Johnson. "Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Economic Progress of American Black

Workers in Periods of Crisis and Change, 1910-1950" National Science Foundation Grant SES-0095375, $10,000, 2001-2002.

Melissa Thomasson. "Examining the Impact of Government Tax Policies on the Development of the

Market for Health Insurance." National Science Foundation, $10,000, 1996-97.

OTHER GRANTS:

Koch Scholars in Economic History at the University of Arizona. Koch Foundation, January 2013 – December 2013, $12,000.

Koch Scholars in Economic History at the University of Arizona. Koch Foundation, January 2012 – December 2012, $12,000.

Koch Scholars in Economic History at the University of Arizona. Koch Foundation, January 2011 – December 2011, $12,000.

“Building Economic History Bridges.” Grant sponsored by the U.S. Japan Foundation and the Economic History Association to give talks and attend conference in Japan. May 2004. $6,000.

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