October 2005

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Name: Robert A. Margo

Office Address: Department of Economics, Boston University, 270 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02215

Office Phone: 617-353-6819

Email: margora@bu.edu

Other: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138.  Phone: 617-868-3900, ext. 428.

 

EDUCATION:

Harvard University, 1982, Ph.D. in Economics

Harvard University, 1978, A.M. in Economics

University of Michigan, 1976, AB in Economics and Mathematics, Highest Honors

 

ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

Race and Schooling in the South included in “Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations and Labor Economics, 1990,” Industrial Relations Section, Princeton University.

Race and Schooling in the South named an “Outstanding Academic Book” by Choice in 1992

Arthur H. Cole prize, Economic History Association, 1988, for the best article appearing in the Journal of Economic History in 1987

“America’s Teachers, 1940-1980: A Social and Economic History and a Data Archive,” (with J. Perlmann), U.S. Department of Education, 2/90-8/90, $76,000

“The Determinants of Suburban Residential Location: Evidence from the 1940 and 1950 Censuses,” Wharton Real Estate Center, 1988-1990, $10,000

“Who Were America’s Teachers? Towards a Social History and a Data Archive,” (with J. Perlmann), Spencer Foundation and NSF, 1987-1990, $199,000

“Wages and Labor Markets During the Antebellum Period”, NSF-NBER, 1992-1995, $43,372

“New Evidence on Wages in the United States, 1870-1900”, NSF-NBER, 1999-2001,  $64,486

Summer Research Grant, University of Pennsylvania, 1983

Summer Research Grant, Law and Economics Institute, University of Pennsylvania, 1981

V.O. Key Dissertation Fellowship, Harvard University, 1980

Schumpeter Prize Fellowship, Harvard University, 1980

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1976-1978

 

POSITIONS HELD:

 

Academic:

Professor of Economics and African-American Studies, Boston University, September 2005-

Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University, September 1991-August 2005

Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University, July 2003-December 2003

Professor of History, Vanderbilt University, September 2000-present

Visiting Professor of Economics, Bard College, July 2000-June 2001

Visiting Professor of Economics, Harvard University, July 1997-June 1998

Associate Professor of Economics, Vanderbilt University, September 1989-August 1991

Banfi Vintner’s Associate Professor of Economics, Colgate University, July 1986-August 1989

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1982-1986

Member, Graduate Group in History, University of Pennsylvania, 1983-1986

Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, 1981

Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 1977-1979

 

Non-academic:

Visiting Senior Scholar, Jerome Levy Economics Institute at Bard College, July 2000-June 2001

Trustee (elected), Cliometrics Society, 2001-

Trustee (elected), Southern Economic Association, 1999-2003

Member, Conference on Research on Income and Wealth, 1989-

Research Associate (Development of the American Economy and Labor Studies), National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), 1987-

Fellow, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, 1992-1993

Faculty Research Fellow, NBER, 1982-1986

 

Consulting:

Richard Braun & Associates, Nashville, TN, 1998

Gideon and Wiseman, Nashville, TN, 1995-1996

Waring Cox, Memphis, TN, 1994-1996

Underwood, Wilson, Berry, Stein, and Johnson, Amarillo, TX, 1992

Farris, Warfield, and Kanaday, Nashville TN 1992

Visual Education Corporation, Princeton NJ 1985

Rand Corporation, Santa Monica CA, Housing Assistance Supply Experiment, 1978-1979

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

Boston University: Graduate: African-American Economic History

Vanderbilt: Undergraduate: Introductory Microeconomics, Urban Economics, American Economic History, European Economic History, Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, Intermediate Microeconomics, Honors Thesis Coordinator; Graduate: Introduction to Economic History, American Economic History, Labor Economics, Economics Workshop Coordinator

Colgate: Introductory Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, American Economic History, Urban Economics

University of Pennsylvania: Undergraduate: Introductory Microeconomics, Applied Price Theory, American Economic History, Urban Economics, Senior Honors Thesis; Graduate: American Economic History, Workshop in Economic History

Bard College: American Economic History, Economics of Inequality

Harvard: Undergraduate: American Economic History; Graduate: Historical Perspectives on Current Economic Issues, American Economic History, Workshop in Economic History

 

DISSERTATION ADVISING:

 

Current::

Director: Ming-Hsuan Lee (Boston University)

Committee Member: David Frisvold (Vanderbilt); Leah Platt Boustan (Harvard)

 

Defended (Director, first appointment in parentheses, Vanderbilt only): Martha Bailey (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor); Claudia Strow (Western Kentucky University); Madhavi Venkatasen (Fisk University); Lisa Jepsen (University of Northern Iowa)

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Editor and Editorial Board:

 

Current:

 

Editor, Explorations in Economic History, July 2003-present

Associate Editor, Quarterly Journal of Economics, January 2004-

Associate Editor, Southern Economic Journal, July 2003-present

Editorial Board, Contemporary Economic Policy, 2000-present

 

Previous:

 

Board of Editors, American Economic Review, 1999-2004

Co-Editor, Southern Economic Journal, July 2001-June 2003

Associate Editor, Economic Bulletin, May 2001-June 2003

Associate Editor, Explorations in Economic History, 1999-June 2003

Associate Editor, Southern Economic Journal, July 1997-June 2001

Editorial Board, Social Science History, 1998-2002

Editorial Board, Explorations in Economic History, 1992-1998

Editorial Board, Journal of Economic History, 1987-1991

 

Review Panels:

 

Current:

 

Graduate Research Fellowship Panel, National Science Foundation, 2005-

National Advisory Board, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2003-present

 

Previous:

 

Economics Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation, 1996-1997.

Review Panel, Dissertation Awards Program, Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL, 1996-1997

 

Other Professional Service:

 

Member, Executive Committee, Development of the American Economy Program, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2003-present

Chair, Graduate Research Initiative Committee, Economic History Association, July 2002-June 2003

External Review Committee, Department of Economics, Rutgers University, May 2002

Nominating Committee, Economic History Association, 1998

Co-organizer, Cliometrics Conference, Nashville TN, 1996

Organizer, Economics Network Sessions, Social Science History Association Meetings, Chicago IL, November 1995

Program Committee, Econometric Society Meetings, Boston, MA, January 1994

Co-Chair, Dissertation Session, Economic History Association, September 1991

Nominating Committee, Social Science History Association, 1983, 1995

 

Referee:

Agricultural History

Journal of Economic Literature

American Economic Review

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Journal of Political Economy

American Sociological Review

Historical Methods

Economic Inquiry

Review of Economics and Statistics

Demography

Journal of Health Economics

Journal of Economic History

Explorations in Economic History

Social Science History

Industrial Relations

Economics of Education Review

Journal of Population Economics

Policy Studies Journal

Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics

Review of Income and Wealth

European Economic Review

Journal of Development Economics

American Journal of Education

Journal of Labor Economics

Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking

Sociology of Education

Southern Economic Journal

Journal of Economic Education

Review of Educational Research

Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Journal of Economic Growth

Economic History Review

Institute of Early American History and Culture

University of Illinois Press

Oxford University Press

University of Chicago Press

University of Pennsylvania Press

Indiana University Press

Duke University Press

Dryden Press

West Educational Publishing

Southwestern Publishing

National Research Council

National Science Foundation

National Endowment for the Humanities

American Council of Learned Socieites

Social Science Research Council of Canada

Russell Sage Foundation

 

Member: American Economics Association, Economic History Association, Cliometrics Society, Southern Economic Association

 

RESEARCH:

 

Books:

 

1.        Disfranchisement, School Finance, and the Economics of Segregated Schools in the United States South, 1890-1910. New York: Garland Press, 1985. Pp. i, 126.

2.        Race and Schooling in the South, 1880-1950: An Economic History. NBER Monograph Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1990. Pp. vii, 164. Paperback edition: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

3.        Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820 to 1860. NBER Monograph Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.  Pp. ix, 200.

4.        Women’s Work? American Schoolteachers, 1650-1920 (with J. Perlmann), University of Chicago Press, May 2001. Pp. vii, 188.

 

Articles and Book Chapters:

 

1.        “Race Differences in Public School Expenditures: Disfranchisement and School Finance in Louisiana, 1890-1910,” Social Science History 6 (Winter 1982): 9-33. Reprinted in D. Neiman, ed. African- Americans and Education in the South, 1865-1900, pp. 203-227. Hamden CT: Garland Publishing, 1994.

2.        “Women’s Employment History: Discussion,” Journal of Economic History 42 (March 1982): 187-189.

3.        “The Heights of American Slaves: New Evidence on Slave Nutrition and Health,” (with R. Steckel), Social Science History 6 (Fall 1982): 516-538.

4.        “Heights of Native Born Whites during the Antebellum Period,” (with R. Steckel), Journal of Economic History 43 (March 1983): 167-174. Reprinted in J. Komlos and T. Cuff, eds. Classics in Anthropometric History, pp. 351-359. St. Katharinen, Germany: Scripta Mercaturae Verlag, 1998.

5.        “Secular Changes in American and British Stature and Nutrition,” (with others), Journal of Interdisciplinary History 14 (Autumn 1983): 445-481.

6.        “’Teacher Salaries in Black and White’: The South in 1910,” Explorations in Economic History 21 (July 1984): 306-326.

7.        “Accumulation of Property By Southern Blacks Before World War One: Comment and Further Evidence,” American Economic Review 74 (September 1984): 768-776.

8.        “Race, Educational Attainment, and the 1940 Census,” Journal of Economic History 46 (March 1986): 189-198.

9.        “Educational Achievement in Segregated School Systems: The Effects of Separate-But-Equal,” American Economic Review 76 (September 1986): 794-801.

10.     “Race and Human Capital: Comment,” American Economic Review 76 (December 1986): 1221-1224.

11.     “Accounting for Racial Differences in School Attendance in the American South, 1900: The Role of Separate-But-Equal,” Review of Economics and Statistics 69 (November 1987): 661-666.

12.     “The Growth of Wages in Antebellum America: New Evidence,” (with G. Villaflor), Journal of Economic History 47 (December 1987): 873-895. Reprinted in P. Temin, ed. Industrialization in North America. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1994, pp. 121-143.

13.     “Interwar Unemployment in the United States: Evidence from the 1940 Census Sample,” in B. Eichengreen and T. Hatton, eds. Interwar Unemployment in International Perspective. London: Kluwer Academic Press, 1988, pp. 325-352.

14.     “Who Were America’s Teachers? Towards a Social History and a Data Archive,” (with J. Perlmann), Historical Methods 22 (Spring 1989): 68-73.

15.     “The Poor at Birth: Birthweights and Infant Mortality at Philadelphia’s Almshouse Hospital, 1848-1873,” (with C. Goldin), Explorations in Economic History 26 (July 1989): 360-379. Reprinted in J. Komlos and T. Cuff, eds. Classics in Anthropometric History, pp. 409-430. St. Katharinen, Germany: Scripta Mercaturae Verlag, 1998.

16.     “The Effect of Migration on Black Incomes: Evidence from the 1940 Census,” Economics Letters 31 (December 1989): 403-406.

17.     “The Incidence and Duration of Unemployment: Some Long-Term Comparisons,” Economics Letters 32 (March 1990): 217-220.

18.     “Unemployment in 1910: Some Preliminary Findings,” in E. Aerts and B. Eichengreen, eds. Unemployment and Underemployment in Historical Perspective. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 1990, pp. 51-60.

19.     “Segregated Schools and the Mobility Hypothesis: A Model of Local Government Discrimination,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 106 (February 1991): 61-73.

20.     “The Microeconomics of Depression Unemployment,” Journal of Economic History 51 (June 1991): 333-341.

21.     “Explaining the Post-War Suburbanization of Population in the United States: The Role of Income,” Journal of Urban Economics 31 (May 1992): 301-310.

22.     “Civilian Occupations of Ex-Slaves in the Union Army,” in R. Fogel and S. Engerman, eds. Without Consent or Contract: Technical Papers on Slavery, Volume 1. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992, pp. 170-185.

23.     “The Nutrition and Health of Slaves and Antebellum Southern Whites,” (with R. Steckel), in R. Fogel and S. Engerman, eds. Without Consent or Contract: Technical Papers on Slavery, Volume 2. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992, pp. 508-521.

24.     “What is the Key to Black Progress?” in D. McCloskey, ed. Second Thoughts: Myths and Morals of U.S. Economic History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, pp. 65-69.

25.     “U.S. Productivity Growth: Past, Present, Future,” in G. Hodgson, ed. The United States: A Handbook, Volume 3. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1992, pp. 1309-1326.

26.     “Wages and Prices During the Antebellum Period: A Survey and New Evidence,” in R. Gallman and J. Wallis, eds. American Economic Growth and Standards of Living before the Civil War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992, pp. 173-210.

27.     “Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets Before the Civil War,” (with C. Goldin), in C. Goldin and H. Rockoff, eds. Strategic Factors in Nineteenth Century American Economic History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992, pp. 67-104.

28.     “Black Americans: Income and Standards of Living from the Days of Slavery to the Present,” (with R. Higgs) in J. Simon, ed. The State of Humanity.  Oxford, England: Basil Blackwell, 1995, pp. 178-187.

29.     “City-Suburb Socioeconomic Differences: Evidence from the 1940 and 1950 Census Public Use Samples,"”Economics Letters 36 (June 1991): 223-226.

30.     “Foundations” in C. Clotfelter, ed. Who Benefits from the Nonprofit Sector? Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992, pp. 207-234.

31.     “The Great Compression: The Wage Structure in the United States at Mid-Century” (with C. Goldin), Quarterly Journal of Economics 107 (February 1992): 1-34.

32.     “Comments on Hanes, Kantor, and Owen [Dissertations],” Journal of Economic History 52 (June 1992): 464-468.

33.     “The Labor Force Participation of Older Americans in 1900: Further Results,” Explorations in Economic History 30 (October 1993): 409-423.

34.     “The Decline in Black Teenage Labor Force Participation in the South, 1900 to 1970: The Role of Schooling” (with T.A. Finegan), American Economic Review 83 (March 1993): 234-247.

35.     “Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s,” Journal of Economic Perspectives 7 (Spring 1993): 41-59.

36.     “The Labor Force in the Nineteenth Century,” in S. Engerman and R. Gallman, eds. Cambridge Economic History of the United States. New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

37.     “Work Relief and the Labor Force Participation of Married Women in 1940,” (with T. A. Finegan), Journal of Economic History 54 (March 1994): 64-84.

38.     “Explaining Black-White Wage Convergence, 1940-1950,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 48 (April 1995): 470-481.

39.     “The South as an Economic Problem: Fact or Fiction?” in L. Griffin and D. Doyle, eds. The South as an American Problem.  Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1995, pp. 164-180.

40.     “Unemployment,” in Dictionary of American History Supplement. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1996.

41.     “The Rental Price of Housing in New York City, 1830-1860,” Journal of Economic History 56 (September 1996): 605-625.

42.     “Long-Run Trends in Economics Bachelor’s Degrees,” (with J. Siegfried), Journal of Economic Education 27 (Fall 1996): 326-336.

43.     “Trade Policy and the Southern Economy: NAFTA in Historical Perspective,” (with L. Griffin), Work and Occupations 24 (August 1997): 332-347.

44.     “Compulsory Schooling Legislation and School Attendance in Turn-of-the-Century America: A ‘Natural Experiment’ Approach,” (with T. A. Finegan), Economics Letters 53 (October 1996): 103-110.

45.     “’Location, Location, Location’: The Price Gradient for Vacant  Urban Land: New York, 1835 to 1900,” (with J. Atack), Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics 16 (March 1998):151-172.

46.     “Explaining the Rise in Antebellum Pauperism, 1850-1860: New Evidence,” (with L. Kiesling) Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 37 (Summer 1997): 405-417.

47.     “Labor and Labor Markets in the 1930s,” in M. Wheeler, ed. The Economics of the Great Depression. Kalamazoo: Upjohn Institute, 1998, pp. 9-27.

48. “Wages and Labor Markets Before the Civil War,” American Economic Review Papers and    

        Proceedings 88 (May 1998): 51-56

49. “Review Article: The Origins of Intergenerational Inequality,” Southern Economic Journal 65

        (October 1998): 355-358.

50.  “Labor Force,” in Paul Finkelman, ed. Encyclopedia of the United States in the Nineteenth Century. 

       New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2001.

51. “Regional Wage Gaps and the Settlement of the Midwest,” Explorations in Economic History 36 (April    

       1999): 128-143.

52. “Race and Homeownership: A Century’s View,” (with W. Collins) Explorations in Economic History

        38 (January 2001): 68-92.

53. “Residential Segregation and Socioeconomic Outcomes: When Did Ghettos Go Bad?, (with W.

      Collins), Economics Letters 69 (2000): 239-243.

54. “Prices,” in Stanley I. Kutler, ed. Dictionary of American History. New York: Charles Scribner’s

       Sons, 2003.

55. “Inflation,” in Stanley I. Kutler, ed. Dictionary of American History. New York: Charles Scribner’s

       Sons, 2003.

56. “Part-Year Operation in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing: Evidence from the 1870

and 1880 Censuses” (with J. Atack and F. Bateman), Journal of Economic History 62 (September 2002): 792-809.

57. “Race, Family Structure, and Homeownership in Twentieth Century America” (with W. Collins), in E.

       Wolff, ed. What Has Happened to the Quality of Life in America and Other Industrialized Nations? ,  

       pp. 197-213. New York: Edward Elgar, 2004.

58. “The Great Compression of the 1940s: The Public versus the Private Sector” (with T. A. Finegan),

       Explorations in Economic History 39 (April 2002): 183-203.

59. “Race and the Value of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990,” (with W. Collins), Regional Science

       and Urban Economics 33 (May 2003): 255-286.

60. “The North-South Wage Gap, Before and After the Civil War,” in D. Eltis, F. Lewis, and K. Sokoloff,

eds., Slavery in the Development of the Americas, pp. 324-351. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

61. “Productivity in Manufacturing and the Length of the Working Day: Evidence from the 1880 Census of

       Manufactures,” (with J. Atack and F. Bateman), Explorations in Economic History 40 (April 2003):

       170-194.

62. “Historical Perspectives on U.S. Economic Geography,” (with S. Kim) in V. Henderson and

J. Thisse, eds. Handbook of Urban and Regional Economics, Volume 4: Cities and Geography, pp. 2982-3019. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 2004.

63. “Skill Intensity and Rising Wage Dispersion in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing” (with J.

        Atack and F. Bateman), Journal of Economic History 64 (March 2004): 172-192.

64. “The Labor Market Effects of the 1960s Riots” (with W. Collins), in W. Gale and J. Pack, eds.

         Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2004, pp. 1-34. Washington, DC: Brookings

         Institution Press.

65. “Capital Deepening and the Rise of the Factory: The American Experience in the Nineteenth Century,”

        (with J. Atack and F. Bateman), Economic History Review, forthcoming.

66. “Government and the American Dilemma,” in P. Fishback, et. al. Government and the American

       Economy from Colonial Times to the Present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, forthcoming.

67. “Ghettoes,” in S. Durlauf and L. Blume, eds. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Edition.

       London: Palgrave MacMillan Limited, forthcoming.

68. “Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States,” (with W. Collins),

      in E. Hanushek and F. Welch, eds. Handbook on the Economics of Education.  Amsterdam: North

      Holland, forthcoming.

69. “Comment on Joseph Gyrouko, ‘Looking Backward to Look Forward: What Can We Learn About

Urban Development from Philadelphia’s 350-Year History?’” in W. Gale and J. Pack, eds. Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs 2005.  Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, forthcoming.

70. “The Impact of the Civil War on Capital Intensity and Labor Productivity in Southern Manufacturing”

      (with W. Hutchinson), Explorations in Economic History, forthcoming.

 

Book Reviews:

 

1.        “Review of W. Arthur Lewis, Racial Conflict and Economic Development,” Journal of Economic History 45 (December 1985): 1029-1030.

2.        “Review of Judith W. Leavitt, Brought to Bed: Childbearing in America, 1750-1950,” Journal of Economic History 47 (September 1987): 635-636.

3.        “Review of David W. Southern, Gunnar Myrdal and Black-White Relations: The Use and Abuse of An American Dilemma, 1944-1969,”  Journal of Economic History 47 (December 1987): 1068-1069.

4.        “Review of Stephen Innes, ed. Work and Labor in Colonial America,” Journal of Economic History 49 (September 1989): 763-764.

5.        “Review of Alice Amsden, Asia’s Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization,” Journal of Development Economics 35 (January 1991): 213-215.

6.        “Review of David W. Galenson, ed. Markets in History: Economic Studies of the Past,” Journal of Economic Literature 29 (September 1991): 1207-1208.

7.        “Review of Jeffrey G. Williamson, Inequality, Poverty, and History,” Journal of Development Economics 41 (April 1993): 393-395.

8.        “Review  of Douglass North, Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance and Joel Mokyr, The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress,” Journal of Development Economics 37 (January 1993): 208-212.

9.        “Review of Bruce J. Schulman, From Cotton Belt to Sunbelt: Federal Policy, Economic Development, and the Transformation of the South, 1938-1980,” Labor History 33 (Summer 1992): 391-392.

10.     “Review of Edwin S. Mills and John F. McDonald, eds. Sources of Metropolitan Growth,” Regional Science and Urban Economics 24 (August 1994): 525-527.

11.     “Review of W. Peter Ward, Birthweight and Economic Growth: Women’s Living Standards in the Industrializing West,” The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 537 (January 1995): 203-204.

12.     “Review of Richard K. Vedder and Lowell E. Gallaway, Out of Work: Unemployment and Government in Twentieth Century America,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 48 (October 1994): 189-194.

13.     “Review of Carl F. Kaestle and others, Literacy in the United States: Readers and Reading Since 1880,” Economics of Education Review 13 (1994): 272-273.

14.     “Review of George T. Duncan and others, Private Lives and Public Policies: Confidentiality and Accessibility of Government Statistics,” Journal of Economic Literature 33 (June 1995): 824-825.

15.     “Review of Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture: A World View,” Business Library Review 20 (No. 3, 1995): 195-198.

16.     “Review of George Grantham and Mary MacKinnon, eds. Labor Market Evolution: The Economic History of Market Integration, Wage Flexibility, and the Employment Relation,” Journal of Economic History 55 (September 1995): 734-735.

17.     “Review of Clair Brown, American Standards of Living, 1918-1988,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 49 (April 1996): 564.

18.     “Review of William A. Darity, et. al. The Black Underclass: Critical Essays on Race and Unwantedness,” Journal of Economic Literature 34 (March 1996): 154-156.

19.     “Review of Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro, Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality,” The Independent Review 1 (Winter 1997); 445-448.

20.     “Review of Mariano Tommasi and Kathryn Ierulli, eds. The New Economics of Human Behavior,” Journal of Economic History 57 (March 1997): 259-260.

21.     “Review of Liva Baker, The Second Battle of New Orleans,” American Historical Review (October 1997): 1249-1250.

22.     “Review of Brian Nolan and Christopher T. Whelan, Resources, Deprivation, and Poverty,” Journal of Development Economics 53 (1996): 485-488.

23.     “Review of Rebecca Blank, It Takes a Nation,” Southern Economic Journal 64 (October 1997): 594-597.

24.     “Review of  Mark Fossett and M. Therese Siebert, Long Time Coming: Racial Inequality in the Nonmetropolitan South, 1940-1990,” Southern Cultures 5 (Spring 1999): 86-88.

25.     “Review of Lance Davis, Robert Gallman, and Karin Gleiter, In Pursuit of Leviathan: Technology, Institutions, Productivity, and Profits in American Whaling, 1816-1906,” Journal of Political Economy 106 (April 1998): 452-456.

26.      “Review of Timothy W. Guinnane, The Vanishing Irish: Households, Migration, and the Rural Economy in Ireland, 1850-1914,” Southern Economic Journal 65 (October 1998): 362-364.

27.     “Review of Dora L. Costa, The Evolution of Retirement: An American Economic History, 1880-1990,” Economic Journal (November 1999): 863-865.

28.     “Review of Elias H. Tuma, The Persistence of Economic Discrimination: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. A Comparative Analysis,” Journal of Economic Literature 37 (June 1999): 692-693.

29.     “Review of Robert H. Bates, et.al. Analytic Narratives,” Southern Economic Journal 66 (July 1999): 195-197.

30.     “Review of Matthew D. Lassiter and Andrew B. Lewis, eds. The Moderates’ Dilemma: Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia,” American Historical Review (February 2000): 249-250.

31.     “Review of Frank Levy, The New Dollars and Dreams,” Journal of Economic Literature 38 (March 2000): 124-125.

32.     “Review of Ben S. Bernanke, Essays on the Great Depression,” http://www.eh.net/BookReview (July 2000)

33.     “Review of Price Fishback and Shawn Kantor, A Prelude to the Welfare State,” Southern Economic Journal 67 (January 2001): 776-778.

34.     “Review of David Bernstein, Only One Place of Redress: African-Americans, Labor Relations, and the Courts from Reconstruction to the New Deal,” The Independent Review 6 (Winter 2002): 466-469.

35.     “Review of Finis Welch, ed. The Causes and Consequences of Rising Inequality,” Journal of Economic Literature 40 (June 2002): 533-534.

36.     “Review of John J. McCusker, How Much is That in Real Money? A Historical Commodity Price Index for Use as a Deflator of Money Values in the Economy of the United States,” http://www.eh.net/BookReview  (February 2002).

37.     “Review of Jonathan A. Glickstein, American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety: Wages, Competition, and Degraded Labor in the Antebellum United States,” http://www.eh.net/BookReview (December 2002).

38.     “Review of Howard Bodenhorn, State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History 34 (Spring 2004): 650-651.

39.     “Review of Joshua L. Rosenbloom, Looking for Work, Searching for Workers: American Labor Markets During Industrialization,” Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations 58 (No. 4, 2003): 708-709.

40.     “Review of Peter H. Lindert, Growing Public: Social Spending and Economic Growth Since the Eighteenth Century,” http://www.eh.net/BookReview (April 2004).

41.     “Review of Peter H. Lindert, Growing Public: Volume 2: Further Evidence: Social Spending and Economic Growth Since the Eighteenth Century,” http://www.eh.net/BookReview (June 2004).

42.     “Review of Douglass C. North, Understanding the Process of Economic Change,” Journal of Economic History 65 (June 2005): 602-604

43.     “Review of Heather Andrea Williams, Self-Taught: African-American Education in Slavery and Freedom,” Journal of Economic History 65 (June 2005): 590-591.

44.     “Review of Susanna Delfino and Michele Gillespie, eds. Global Perspectives on Industrial Transformation in the American South,” Journal of Economic History, forthcoming.

 

NBER Working Paper Series:

 

1.        “Accumulation of Property By Southern Blacks Before World War One: Comment and Further Evidence,” NBER Working Paper No. 1200, September 1983.

2.        “Educational Achievement in Segregated School Systems: The Effects of Separate-But-Equal,” NBER Working Paper No. 1620, May 1985.

3.        “The Antebellum Surge in Skill Differentials One More Time: New Evidence,” (with G. Villaflor), NBER Working Paper No. 1756, October 1985.

4.        “Accounting for Racial Differences in School Attendance in the American South, 1900: The Role of Separate-But-Equal,” NBER Working Paper No. 2262, May 1987.

5.        “The Poor at Birth: Infant Auxology and Mortality at Philadelphia’s Almshouse Hospital, 1848-1873,” (with C. Goldin), NBER Working Paper No. 2525, March 1988.

6.        “Schooling and the Great Migration,” NBER Working Paper No. 2697, September 1988.

7.        “Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets Before the Civil War,” (with C. Goldin), NBER Working Paper No. 3198, December 1989.

8.        “The Competitive Dynamics of Racial Exclusion: Employment Segregation in the South, 1900-1950,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 14, August 1990.

9.        “Segregated Schools and the Mobility Hypothesis: A Model of Local Government Discrimination,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 17, October 1990.

10.     “The Microeconomics of Depression Unemployment,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 18, December 1990.

11.     “Wages and Prices During the Antebellum Period: A Survey and New Evidence,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 19, December 1990.

12.     “The Decline in Black Teenage Labor Force Participation in the South, 1900-1970: The Role of Schooling,” NBER Working Paper No. 3704, May 1991.

13.     “The Labor Force Participation of Older Americans in 1900: Further Results,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 27, July 1991.

14.     “The Great Compression: The Wage Structure in the United States at Mid-Century,” (with C. Goldin), NBER Working Paper No. 3817, August 1991.

15.     “The Labor Force in the Nineteenth Century,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 40, August 1992.

16.     “Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s,” NBER Working Paper No. 4174, September 1992.

17.     “Explaining Black-White Wage Convergence, 1940-1950: The Role of the Great Compression,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 44, March 1993.

18.     “Added and Discouraged Workers in the Late 1930s: A Re-examination,” (with T. A. Finegan), NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 45, April 1993.

19.     “The Price of Housing in New York City, 1830-1860,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 63, November 1994.

20.     “The Farm-Nonfarm Wage Gap in the Antebellum United States: Evidence from the 1850 and 1860 Censuses of Social Statistics,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 72, August 1995.

21.     “Changes in the Distribution of Wages, 1940-1950: The Public vs. the Private Sector,” (with T.A. Finegan), NBER Working Paper No. 5389, December 1995.

22.     “Compulsory Schooling Legislation and School Attendance in Turn-of-the-Century America: A “Natural Experiment’ Approach,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long-Run Growth, No. 89, July 1996.

23.     “’Location, Location, Location! The Market for Vacant Urban Land: New York, 1835-1900,” (with J. Atack), NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 91, August 1996.

24.     “Explaining the Rise in Antebellum Pauperism: New Evidence,” (with L. Kiesling), NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long-Run Growth, No. 92, September 1996.

25.     “Wages in California During the Gold Rush,” NBER Working Paper Series on Historical Factors in Long Run Growth, No. 101, June 1997.

26.     “Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War,” NBER Working Paper No. 6643, August 1998.

27.     “Race and Home Ownership, 1900-1990,” (with W. Collins), NBER Working Paper No. 7277, August 1999

28.     “Race and the Value of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990” (with W. Collins), NBER Working Paper No. 7749, June 2000.

29.     “Rising Wage Dispersion Across American Manufacturing Establishments, 1850-1880” (with J. Atack and F. Bateman), NBER Working Paper No. 7932, October 2000.

30.     “The North-South Wage Gap, Before and After the Civil War,” NBER Working Paper No. 8778, February 2002.

31.     “Historical Perspectives on U.S. Economic Geography” (with S. Kim), NBER Working Paper No. 9594, March 2003.

32.     “Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States,” (with W. Collins), NBER Working Paper No. 9770, June 2003.

33.     “Capital Deepening in American Manufacturing, 1850-1880,” (with J. Atack and F. Bateman), NBER Working Paper No. 9923, August 2003.

34.     “The Labor Market Effects of the 1960s Riots,” (with W. Collins), NBER Working Paper No. 10243, January 2004.

35.     “The Economic Aftermath of the 1960s Riots: Evidence from Property Values,” (with W. Collins), NBER Working Paper No. 10493, May 2004.

36.     “The Impact of the Civil War on Capital Intensity and Labor Productivity in Southern Manufacturing,” (with W. Hutchinson), NBER Working Paper No. 10886, November 2004.

 

Jerome Levy Economics Institute Working Paper Series

 

1.        “The History of Wage Inequality in America, 1820 to 1970,” Working Paper No. 286, November 1999.

2.        “Race and the Value of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990” (with W. Collins), Working Paper No. 310, August 2000.

3.        “Productivity in Manufacturing and the Length of the Working Day: Evidence from the 1880 Census of Manufactures” (with J. Atack and F. Bateman), Working Paper No. 317, November 2000.

4.         “Part-Year Operation in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing: Evidence from the 1870 and 1880 Censuses” (with J. Atack and F. Bateman), No. 327, March 2001.

 

On-going Research (current only):

 

The Crucible of Growth: Industrialization in the United States, 1850-1880 (with J. Atack and F. Bateman), book manuscript, in progress.

 

No Place Like Home: Race and Homeownership in Twentieth Century America (with W. Collins), book manuscript, in progress

 

“Steam Power and Labor Productivity Growth in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing” (with J. Atack and F. Bateman)

 

“Racial Differences in Wealth: A Brief Historical Overview,” (with W. Collins), in B. Moran, ed. Race and Wealth Disparities: Multidisciplinary Essays on Their Effect on America, under review.

 

“The Feminization of Teaching in the United States,” (with L. Carter)

 

Presentations at Conferences, Workshops, and Public Lectures, 1979-present

 

2005:

 

“Race and Schooling in the United States: A Long-Term Perspective”

 

Public Lecture, Conference on “Is Accountability Enough?” Syfr Corporation, Kiawah Island, SC, July

 

“Steam Power and Labor Productivity Growth in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing”

 

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The Economic Impact of the 1960s Riots: Evidence from Property Values”

 

ASSA meetings, Philadelphia PA, January

Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, February

Department of Labor Economics, ILR School, Cornell University, September

 

“The Historical Evolution of Racial Differences in Schooling”

 

ASSA meetings, Philadelphia PA, January

 

Discussant: Brookings-Wharton Conference on Urban Affairs, Washington DC, March; ASSA meetings, Philadelphia PA, January: Economic History Association, Toronto, September

 

2004:

 

“Ideology, Government, and the American Dilemma”

 

Conference in Honor of Robert Higgs, Tucson AZ, January 2004

 

“Capital Deepening in American Manufacturing, 1850-1880”

 

Berkeley-Vienna Conference, Berkeley CA, September

Economic History Association, San Jose CA, September

ASSA Meetings, San Diego, CA, January

 

“The Economic Impact of the 1960s Riots”

 

Economics Workshop, UC-Davis, October

Economics Workshop, Carnegie-Mellon University, October

Economics Workshop, University of Kentucky, September

NBER-Real Estate Summer Institute, August

Economics Workshop, Boston University, May

Economic History Workshop, UC-Los Angeles, April

Economic History Workshop, UC-Irvine, April

Labor and Development Workshop, MIT, April

ASSA Meetings, San Diego, CA, January

 

Discussant: ASSA Meetings (1), San Diego CA, January; NBER Conference on “Corruption and Reform”, Salem, MA, July; Princeton University, Conference on Brown V. Board of Education, October

 

2003:

 

“The Transition from Slavery to Freedom in the American South: Effects on Factor Prices and Factor Intensities”

Economic History Association Meetings, Nashville, TN, September

 

“Capital Deepening in American Manufacturing, 1850-1880”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge, MA, July

 

“Labor Market Effects of the 1960s Riots”

 

Economics Workshop, Tufts University, December

Economic History Workshop, Harvard University, November

Economic History Workshop, Northwestern University, November

Economics Workshop, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, October

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, October

Brookings-Wharton Conference on Urban Affairs, Washington, DC, October

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge, MA, July

 

“Historical Perspectives on Racial Differences in Schooling in the United States”

Bush School, Texas A&M University, March

 

“The North-South Wage Gap, Before and After the Civil War”

ASSA meetings, Washington DC, January

 

Discussant: ASSA meetings (2); Conference on the Distribution of Wealth, Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, October

 

2002:

 

“Skill Intensity in Nineteenth Century American Manufacturing”

Labor Studies Summer Institute, NBER, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The North-South Wage Gap, Before and After the Civil War”

Economics Workshop, University of Rochester, October

Economics Workshop, University of Mississippi, March

Labor Studies Program Meeting, NBER, Cambridge MA, April

 

“Race and the Value of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990”

ASSA Meetings, Atlanta GA, January

 

Discussant: Conference on Wealth Mobility, The Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, October; NBER All-Universities Conference, Cambridge MA, December

 

2001:

 

“Race and the Value of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The North-South Wage Gap, Before and After the Civil War”

Conference in Honor of Stanley Engerman, Rochester NY, June 2001

 

“Race and Homeownership in 20th Century America: The Role of Sample Composition”

Conference on Living Standards, Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, June 2001

 

“Productivity in Manufacturing and the Length of the Working Day: Evidence from the 1880 Census of Manufactures”

Economic History Workshop, Rutgers University, April

Economic History Workshop, Yale University, March

NBER-DAE Program Meeting, Cambridge MA, March

 

“Rising Wage Dispersion Across American Manufacturing Establishments, 1850-1880”

ASSA meetings, New Orleans, January

Economics Workshop, George Washington University, February

Economic History Workshop, McGill University, March

Economic History Workshop, University of Toronto, March

 

Discussant: Economic History Association, Philadelphia, October

Brookings-Wharton Conference on Urban Affairs, Washington DC, October

ASSA meetings, New Orleans LA (two sessions)

 

2000:

 

“Rising Wage Dispersion Across American Manufacturing Establishments, 1850-1880”

Economics Workshop, Princeton University, December

Economics Workshop, Clemson University, November

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

Fourth World Congress of Cliometrics, Montreal Canada, July

Economics Workshop, University of Texas-Austin, March

Economic History Workshop, Harvard University, March

 

“Race and Home Ownership, 1900-1990”

Economic History Association, Los Angeles, September

Clio-ASSA meetings, Boston MA, January

 

“Race and the Value of Owner-Occupied Housing, 1940-1990”

Economic History Workshop, Columbia University, October

Economics Workshop, University of Michigan, October

Economic History Association, Los Angeles, September

Discussant: ASSA meetings, Boston MA, January (2)

 

1999:

 

“Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820-1860”

Economics Workshop, Williams College, Williamstown MA, December

 

“Race and Home Ownership, 1900-1990”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

Conference on “One Kind of Freedom”, Lehigh University, September

 

“The History of Wage Inequality in America, 1820 to 1970”

Jerome Levy Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, June

 

“Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War”

ASSA meetings, New York, NY, January

Economic History Workshop, University of Illinois, April

Economic History Workshop, University of California-Riverside, May

 

Discussant:

Conference on “One Kind of Freedom,” Lehigh University, September

ASSA meetings, New York, NY, January

Economic History Association, Baltimore MD, October

 

1998:

 

“The Origins of a National Labor Market in the United States”

Public Lecture, Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, April

 

“Wages and Labor Markets Before the Civil War”

ASSA meetings, Chicago IL, January

 

“Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War”

Economic History Workshop, Washington University at St. Louis, November

Economic History Workshop, Northwestern University, October

Economics Workshop, University of Maryland, September

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

Labor Economics Workshop, Harvard University, February

Economics Workshop, Colgate University, March

Economics Workshop, Vanderbilt University, April

Economics Workshop, Tufts University, May

 

Discussant:

ASSA meetings, Chicago IL, January

 

1997:

 

“New Estimates of Antebellum Wage Rates”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“Sectoral Wage Gaps Before the Civil War”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“Statistics on Wages and Wage Inequality”

Historical Statistics Conference, Stanford CA, June.

 

 “Wages in California During the Gold Rush”

Economic History Workshop, UCLA, February

NBER-DAE Program Meeting, Cambridge MA, March

Economic History Association, New Brunswick, NJ, September

Labor/Economic History Workshop, Yale University, September

Economic History Workshop, Harvard University, October

Economics Workshop, Dartmouth College, October

 

“Explaining the Rise in Ante-bellum Pauperism: New Evidence”

ASSA Meetings, New Orleans LA, January

 

“Location! Location! Location! The Market for Undeveloped Urban Land: New York City, 1835-1900”

Urban Economics Workshop, Harvard University, October

 

Discussant:

ASSA meetings (2 sessions), New Orleans LA, January.

 

1996:

 

“Labor and Labor Markets During the Great Depression”

Public Lecture, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, September

 

“New Evidence on Antebellum Poor Relief”

Social Science History Association, New Orleans LA, October 1996

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July 1996

 

“’Location, Location, Location!’ The Market for Undeveloped Urban Real Estate: New York, 1845-1900”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July 1996.

 

“The Price of Housing in New York City, 1830-1860”

Economics Workshop, Tulane University, New Orleans LA, March

 

“Long-Run Trends in Economics Bachelor’s Degrees”

ASSA Meetings, San Francisco CA, January

 

“Changes in the Distribution of Wages, 1940-1950: The Public vs. the Private Sector”

ASSA Meetings, San Francisco CA, January

Economics Workshop, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI, September

 

Discussant:

NBER Conference on the Great Depression, South Carolina, October 1996.

 

1995:

 

“Changes in the Distribution of Wages, 1940-1960: The Federal Government and the Private Sector”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The Economic Value of a College Degree: Historical Perspectives”

Public Lecture, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, May

 

“The Price of Housing in New York City, 1830-1860”

Economic History Workshop, University of Chicago, February

NBER-DAE Program Meeting, Cambridge MA, February

Social Science History Association, Chicago IL, November

 

Discussant:

Conference on Health and Welfare During Industrialization, NBER, Cambridge, MA, April

Social Science History Association, Chicago IL, November

 

1994:

 

“Labor Market Integration Before the Civil War: New Evidence”

Economics Workshop, College of William and Mary, October

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The Farm-Nonfarm Wage Gap in the Antebellum United States”

Economics Workshop, College of William and Mary, October

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The Labor Force in the Nineteenth Century”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“Explaining Black-White Wage Convergence in the 1940s”

ASSA meetings, Boston MA, January

 

“Robert Fogel: An Appreciation”

Midwest Economics Association meetings, Chicago IL, March

 

Discussant:

International Seminar of Public Economics, Nashville TN, August

 

1993:

 

“The Sources of African-American Economic Progress”

Public Lecture, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland OH, May

 

“Historical Trends in the Distribution of Wages: The American Case”

Public Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, March

Public Lecture, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland OH, May

 

“Explaining Black-White Wage Convergence in the 1940s”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

Western Economic Association, Lake Tahoe, NV, June

Economic History Workshop, University of Arizona, February

 

“Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s”

ASSA meetings, Anaheim CA, January

 

“Added and Discouraged Workers in the Late 1930s: A Re-examination”

Economics Workshop, University of Alabama, October

Economics Workshop, University of Washington, April

NBER-DAE Program Meeting, Cambridge MA, March

ASSA meetings, Anaheim CA, January

Applied Microeconomics Workshop, UCLA, February

 

1992

 

“Added and Discouraged Workers in the Late 1930s: A Re-examination”

Workshop in Money, History, and Finance, Rutgers University, November

 

“Employment and Unemployment in the 1930s”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The Decline in Black Teenage Labor Force Participation in the South, 1900-1970: The Role of Schooling”

Labor Workshop, Ohio State University, May

Workshop in Social Science History, UT-Austin, February

 

1991

 

“The Decline in Black Teenage Labor Force Participation in the South, 1900-1970: The Role of  Schooling”

ASSA meetings, New Orleans LA, December

Economic History Workshop, University of Illinois, October

Economic History Workshop, Northwestern University, October

Labor Workshop, University of Wisconsin, September

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

Policy Research Center, Georgia State University, April

 

“Downtime: Voluntary and Involuntary Unemployment in the Past and Present”

Social Science History Association, New Orleans LA, October

NBER Historical Labor Studies Conference, University of Kansas, June

 

“The Great Compression: The Wage Structure in the United States at Mid-Century”

Economic History Workshop, University of Michigan, October

 

“Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets Before the Civil War”

NBER Conference on Strategic Factors in Nineteenth Century American Economic Growth, Cambridge MA, March

 

Discussant:

Social Science History Association, New Orleans LA, October

Southeastern International Economics Meetings, Nashville TN, October

Dissertation Session, Economic History Association, Boulder CO, September

 

1990:

 

“The Great Compression: The Wage Structure in the United States at Mid-Century”

Research Triangle Economic History Workshop, November

NBER Labor Studies Conference, Cambridge MA, August

 

“The Distributional Impact of Foundations: A Historical Perspective”

Conference on the Distributional Impact of the Nonprofit Sector, Duke University, November

 

“Wages and Prices During the Antebellum Period: A Survey and New Evidence”

NBER-DAE Conference on Antebellum Living Standards, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The Microeconomics of Depression Unemployment”

Economic History Association, Montreal, Canada, September

 

“The Competitive Dynamics of Racial Exclusion: Employment Segregation in the South, 1900-1950”

ASSA meetings, Washington DC, December

Southern Economics Association, New Orleans LA, November

Social Science History Association, Minneapolis MN, October

Labor and Population Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, September

Political Economy Workshop, Washington University-St. Louis, March

 

“Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets Before the Civil War”

Economic History Workshop, Washington University-St. Louis, March

 

Discussant:

American Economics Association, Washington DC, December

Social Science History Association, Minneapolis MN, October

 

1989:

 

“Towards a Social and Economic History of American Teachers: Some Preliminary Findings, 1860-1910”

Social Science History Association, Washington DC, November

 

“The Microeconomics of Depression Unemployment”

Social Science History Association, Washington DC, November

 

“The Competitive Dynamics of Racial Exclusion: Employment Segregation in the South, 1900-1950”

Labor and Population Workshop, Yale University, November

Economic History Workshop, Harvard University, October

Economic History and Economic Development Workshop, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, October

 

“Wages, Prices, and Labor Markets Before the Civil War”

ASSA meetings, Atlanta GA, December

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

ILR-Labor Economics Workshop, Cornell University, February

 

“Schooling and the Great Migration”

Labor Economics Workshop, Harvard University, October

 

“Nutrition and the Standard of Living in the Nineteenth Century”

Public Lecture, Colgate University, March

 

1988:

 

“Schooling and the Great Migration”

ASSA meetings, New York, December

Microeconomics Workshop, Vanderbilt University, November

Economics Workshop, Suny-Binghamton, September

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

Economic History Workshop, University of Illinois, April

Economic History Workshop, Indiana University, April

Economic History Workshop, University of Chicago, April

 

“Segregated Schools and the Tiebout Hypothesis”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

“The Growth of Wages in Antebellum America”

Economics Workshop, Duke University, January

 

1987:

 

“Interwar Unemployment in the United States”

ASSA meetings, Chicago IL, December

Mellon Workshop on Work and Population, University of Pennsylvania, November

Conference on Interwar Unemployment in International Perspective, Harvard University, May

 

“The Growth of Wages in Antebellum America”

NBER-DAE Summer Institute, Cambridge MA, July

 

1986:

 

“Educational Achievement in Segregated School Systems: The Effects of Separate-But-Equal”

Economics Workshop, Colgate University, January

 

“Race and School Attendance in the American South, 1900”

Washington Area Economic History Workshop, Washington DC, May

Economic History Workshop, Harvard University, April

 

“Segregated Schools and the Tiebout Hypothesis”

Mellon Workshop on Political Economy, University of Pennsylvania, February

 

“The Growth of Wages in Antebellum America”

Economics Workshop, Hamilton College, September

Econometric Society, New Orleans LA, December

 

1985:

 

“Segregated Schools and the Tiebout Hypothesis”

Social Science History Association, Chicago IL, November

 

“New Evidence on Antebellum Skill Differentials”

Labor Economics Workshop, University of Pennyslvania, October

 

1984:

 

“Segregated Schools and the Tiebout Hypothesis”

Economic Theory Workshop, Indiana University, October

Public Policy Workshop, Wharton School, October

Labor Economics Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, April

 

“New Evidence on Antebellum Skill Differentials”

Cliometrics Society, University of Iowa, May

Economic History Workshop, Indiana University, November

Economic History Workshop, University of Chicago, October

Economic History Workshop, Northwestern University, October

Economic History Association, Chicago IL, September

 

“’Teacher Salaries in Black and White’: The South in 1910”

Labor Economics Workshop, UCLA, February

 

Discussant:

Economic History Association, New York, September

 

1983:

 

“New Evidence on Antebellum Skill Differentials”

Social Science History Association, Chicago IL, October

 

“Accumulation of Property By Southern Blacks Before World War One”

Labor Economics Workshop, University of Pennsylvania

 

“School Finance and the Economics of Segregated Schools in the American South, 1890-1910,” Public Choice Workshop, VPI, March

 

1982:

 

“Education and the Earnings of Black Males During the Great Depression”

Econometrics Society, New York, December

 

“Race Differences in Public School Expenditures: Louisiana, 1890-1910”

Economic History Workshop, Indiana University, April

 

“Heights of Native-Born Whites During the Antebellum Period”

Economic History Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, October

Economic History Association, Baltimore MD, September

 

Discussant:

SSRC-NORC Conference on Black-White Income Differences, Chicago IL, December

Social Science History Association, Bloomington IN, November

 

1981:

 

“Race Differences in Public School Expenditures: Louisiana, 1890-1910”

Southern Economic Association, New Orleans LA, November

Economic History Workshop, University of Chicago, October

Political Economy Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, January

Labor Workshop, University of Wisconsin, January

Economic History Workshop, Northwestern University, January

Economics Workshop, Princeton University, January

 

“Sex Differences in Labor Market Outcomes for Public School Personnel: Houston, Texas, 1892-1923”

Social Science History Association, Nashville TN, November

Labor Economics Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, October

Western Economic Association, San Francisco CA, July

 

Discussant:

Economic History Association, St. Louis MO, September

 

1980:

 

“Race Differences in Public School Expenditures: Louisiana, 1890-1910”

Economics Workshop, University of Rochester

Social Science History Association, Rochester NY, October

 

1979:

 

“The Determinants of Adult Height During the Antebellum Period”

Social Science History Association, Boston MA, November

 

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Member, Committee on Promotion and Tenure, College of Arts and Science, 2002-2003

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University of Pennsylvania

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