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.
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