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Economic History Fishback, Price


Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Department of Economics at UBC. Price Fishback is a Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona. Fishback is involved in a long-term study of the political economy of Roosevelt’s New Deal during the 1930s that examines both the determinants of New Deal spending and loans and their impact on local economies throughout the U.S. He is continuing his work on state labour legislation during the Progressive Era, and is editing and contributing to a book on the government’s role in the economy from colonial times to the present designed for readers who are not specialists in economics. Fishback has written two books: Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers' Compensation, and Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890 to 1930. His past work includes studies of the origins of workers’ compensation, company towns, coal miners, compensating differentials for workplace risks, workplace safety regulation, corruption, labour markets in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and discrimination in labour markets and by governments.

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