Price Fishback
Thomas R. Brown Professor, Department of Economics
Ph.D. Economics, University of Washington, 1983

Price has been studying the political economy of the Progressive Era, the New Deal, and World War II over the past two decades. He is currently performing research on the long range impact of weather and climate shocks on American agriculture between 1865 and 2007 using county level data. The project still is in the data compilation stage but we expect to start analyzing the data within the next year.

Selected Citations: 

“The Effects of Weather Shocks on Crop Prices in Unfettered Markets: The United States Prior to the Farm Programs, 1895-1932.” The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present. Edited by Gary Libecap and Richard Steckel. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011, pp. 99-130. With Jonathan Fox and Paul Rhode.

“Information and the Impact of Climate and Weather on Mortality Rates During the Great Depression.” The Economics of Climate Change: Adaptations Past and Present. Edited by Gary Libecap and Richard Steckel. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011, pp. 131-168. With Werner Troesken, Trevor Kollmann, Michael Haines, Paul Rhode, and Melissa Thomasson

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Adaptation
Agriculture
Climate variability
Development
Drought
Human dimensions
Land use
Urban planning
Food Systems and Security
Agriculture
Drought
Food policy
Governance, Law, and Policy
Agriculture
Decision making
Governance
Institutional analysis
Poverty
Public Health
Infectious disease
Urban Environment
Agriculture
Air quality
Poverty
Public Health

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