Please join us for the presentation of “War! What is it Good For?” presented by Phi Betta Kappa Visiting Scholar Price Fishback. This event is open to the public and a reception will follow in the SOEB rear lobby (facing the Bryan School Courtyard).
Price Fishback, PhD, is an economic historian and acclaimed author. His research deals with the US political economy of President Rosevelt’s New Deal (1930’s), labor legislation of the Progressive Era, and the American Economy during World War II. He is a professor of economics at the University of Arizona and recipient of numerous prestigious awards such as the Clio Can awarded by the Cliometric Society.
- Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Home Ownership, with Jonathan Rose and Kenneth Snowden. 2013. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
- Government and the American Economy: A New History.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Editor and Organizer of co-authored book with Robert Higgs, Gary Libecap, John Wallis, Stanley Engerman, Jeffrey Hummel, Sumner LaCroix, Robert Margo, Robert McGuire, Richard Sylla, Lee Alston, Joseph Ferrie, Mark Guglielmo, E.C. Pasour, Jr., Randal Rucker, and Werner Troesken
- Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers’ Compensation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. With Shawn E. Kantor.
- Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890 to 1930. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.