Economic History

  • Simeon J. Crowther (1943–2019)

    In Memoriam

    William Weber | Apr 16, 2020

    Simeon J. Crowther, a leader in the effort to expand the role of teaching in the activities of the AHA,...
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Gladys McCormick

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Sep 13, 2019

    Gladys McCormick is an associate professor in history and the Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-US Relations at...
  • Rewarding Risk

    From the National History Center, Perspectives Daily

    Kathleen Day | Apr 3, 2019

    Deposit insurance was meant to stop bank runs. But by generating unwarranted confidence in the banking system, it creates danger.
  • Antonio Calabria (1941–2018)

    In Memoriam

    John Jeffries Martin | Jan 11, 2019

    Professor Antonio Calabria died at his home in San Antonio, Texas, in early October 2018.

Most Recent

  • Misdirected Rage

    Matthew Bowser | Aug 9, 2018

    Economic stress and political upheaval have been historically responsible for Islamophobia in Myanmar.
  • Rules of Trade

    Dane Kennedy | Jul 20, 2018

    President Trump calls international trade rules “unfair” to the United States. Do historians agree?
  • Fishing for Loan Sharks

    Anne Fleming | Jul 12, 2018

    Policymakers have been trying to reel in loan sharks for over a century.
  • Familial Intrigue: A Historian's Attic Reveals Secrets from the Past

    Jill Wharton | Feb 16, 2018

    Alice Echols’s discovery that her grandfather played a leading role in one of the biggest banking sc...
  • Global Speculation

    Alex Lichtenstein | Dec 1, 2017

    As Jonathan Levy (Univ. of Chicago) observes in his “Comment” in December’s AHR Forum (“Follow the M...

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