The Department of Economics

The Grunberg Lecture Series

The Twelveth Lecture - April 23, 1999

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Professor Robert W. Fogel
Department of Economics
University of Chicago
Nobel Prize in Economics, 1993
"The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism?"

Professor Fogel won a Nobel Prize for having renewed research in economic history by applying economic theory and quantiative methods in order to explain economic and institutional change. His foremost work concerns the role of the railways in the economic development of the United States, the importance of slavery as an institution and its economic role in the USA, and studies in historical demography.

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