American Experience
A Brilliant Madness: American Nobel Economists
Robert W. Fogel

Robert W. Fogel was born in New York City in 1926, four years after his parents had arrived penniless from Odessa, Russia. He shared the Nobel with Douglass North for turning the theoretical and statistical tools of modern economics on the historical past for a closer look at, among other things, slavery and railroads. He is noted for using careful empirical work to overturn conventional wisdom.

Close window

Exclusive Corporate Funding is provided by: