PRICE V. FISHBACK, University of Arizona

Price Fishback is Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at Arizona, where he was a recipient in 2016 of the Graduate Mentor and Teacher of the Year award. He is also the current executive director of the Economic History Association and a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research. The Cliometrics Society and the Economic History Association have honored him with numerous awards for his research and teaching of economic history. He focuses his work on Roosevelt’s New Deal and the Great Depression, housing booms and busts between 1920 and 1940, and the long-term effects of climate and government policy on agriculture. His books include Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Homeownership; Government and the American Economy: A New History; and A Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers’ Compensation.


October 23-24, 2017
     Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 

November 9-10, 2017
     St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA 

November 13-14, 2017
     Rockford University, Rockford, IL

November 16-17, 2017
     Luther College, Decorah, IA

February 12-13, 2018
     Hendrix College, Conway, AR

February 15-16, 2018
     Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

March 12-13, 2018
     Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

March 15-16, 2018
     University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC


What's New About the New Deal 

War! What is it Good For? 

The Current Economy in Historical Perspective 

The Long Term Trends in Social Welfare Spending in the United States and the Nordic Countries 

Workers' Compensation: The Grand Bargain After 100 Years