Ph.D., M.A., University of Washington, 1978, 1975
B.A. Indiana University, 1973
the University of Illinois since 1988. Director, Center for International
Business Education and Research, 1996-99. Research associate, National
Bureau of Economic Research. Faculty affiliate, Institute for Environmental
Studies, 1995-present. Professor, U.S. Business School in Prague,
May 1994-present. Associate professor of economics, Williams College,
Postbellum Agricultural Labor Markets Competitive?", with K. Kauffman,
in Explorations in Economic History (forthcoming). "Property Rights
to Land and Land Reform: Legal Inconsistencies and the Sources of
Violent Conflict in the Brazilian Amazon," with G. D. Libecap and
B. Mueller in Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (2000).
"History Matters," in Privatization in Latin America and Eastern Europe
and Russia, eds. W.Baer and J. Love (Edward Elgar Publishing
Co., 2000). Paternalism and the Rise of the American Welfare State:
Economics, Politics, and Institutions in the U.S. South, 1865-1965,
with J.P. Ferrie (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Titles and Land
Use: The Development of Property Rights on the Brazilian Amazon, with
G. D. Libecap and B. Mueller (University of Michigan Press, 1999).
"A Model of Rural Conflict: Violence and Land Reform Policy in Brazil,
" with G. D. Libecap and B. Mueller, in Environment and Development
Economics, Vol. 4 (1999), pp. 135-60. "Un Analisis Economico de la
Violencia y el Conflicto en Brazil," with G. D. Libecap and B. Mueller,
in Corrupcion, Crimen y Justicia: Una Perspectiva Economica, M. Cardenas
and R. Steiner, eds. (Bogota, Colombia: Fedesarrollo, Asociacion Latinoamericana
y del Caribede Economia, 1998). "Property Rights and Land Conflict:
A Comparison of Settlement of the U.S. Western and Brazilian Amazon
Frontiers", with G. D. Libecap and B. Mueller, in Latin American and
the World Economy Since 1800, J. H. Coatsworth and A.M. Taylor, eds.
(Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998).
economist, National Bureau of Economic Research, since 1995. NSF grants,
1995-96, 1992-94 and 1987-90. World Bank grant, 1992-93. Fellowship,
Australian National University, 1986-87. Fellow, Agricultural History
Center, University of California-Davis, 1985-86. Adsit Fellow, 1981-82.
Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma.
of the editorial board of Journal of Economic History. NSF Panel for
economic history and institutions and institutional change. Member
of campus honors faculty and Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Program. Recent research includes an examination of the impact of
uncertain legal tenure on land use in the Brazilian Amazon and the
effects of paternalism on 19th century American Agriculture.
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