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seminars > fall 2013 schedule > seminar: A History of Economic and Financial Crises > instructor: Dr. Lee A. Craig

Honors Seminars Fall 2013 Instructors


| Dr. Brian Blackley | Dr. Brian Blackley | Dr. John D. Morillo | Dr. Christopher J. Crosbie | Dr. Jennifer A. Nolan-Stinson | Dr. James M. Grimwood | Dr. James M. Grimwood | Dr. Catherine M. Mainland | Dr. Thomas P. Phillips | Dr. Akram F. Khater | Dr. Molly M. Pryzwansky | Dr. Rebecca Ann Walsh | Dr. James R. Knowles | Dr. Lee A. Craig | Mr. Aaron J. Stoller | Dr. Timothy Hinton | Dr. Richard L. Blanton | Dr. Richard L. Blanton | Dr. Gary L. Comstock | Dr. Christine M. Pierce | Ms. Carolyn P. Veale | Mr. Brian A. Peters |

Dr. Lee A. Craig

     Alumni Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Economics
Dr. Lee A. Craig is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics and the Head of the Department of Economics at N.C. State University. He received B.S. and M.A. degrees from Ball State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economic history from Indiana University. Professor Craig teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on microeconomics, financial markets and institutions, and economic history. His current research interests include state and local public finance; the history and financing of pensions and social security; international business cycles; the impact of nutrition on long-run economic growth and the standard of living; and the history of the newspaper industry. He has published more than 90 scholarly articles, chapters, and reviews on these and related topics.

Professor Craig's books include: Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times (Chapel Hill: UNC Press); State and Local Retirement Plans in the United States, with Robert L. Clark and John Sabelhaus, (London: Edward Elgar, 2011); A History of Public Sector Pensions in the United States, with Robert L. Clark and Jack Wilson, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003); The European Macroeconomy: Growth, Cycles and Integration, 1500-1913, with Douglas Fisher, (London: Edward Elgar, 2000); The Integration of the European Economy, 1850-1913, with Douglas Fisher, (London: Macmillan, 1997); and To Sow One Acre More: Childbearing and Farm Productivity in the Antebellum North, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993) - for which he won the Allan Nevins Prize, presented by the Economic History Association. Professor Craig was a chapter editor of Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition, published by Cambridge University Press; he is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina Press; and he is on the editorial boards of Cliometrica and Historical Methods.

Professor Craig has been a research fellow and research economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1991-2004). He is a former trustee of the Economic History Association, and the long-time executive director of the Cliometric Society. He is also a former fellow of the Center for Demographic Studies at Duke University (1991-94), and a former Marshall Fund Fellow at the Seminar fur Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Universitat Munchen, Germany (1996). Professor Craig has been a visiting professor of economics at Duke University (2000-04 and 2006-2012), and he has lectured and given seminars at universities and colleges around the world.

In addition to his research accomplishments, Professor Craig is a former winner of the Outstanding Teacher Award in the NCSU College of Management (2000-01), and has three times been the N.C. State College of Management's nominee for the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' Teaching Award (2003-2004, 2006-2007, and 2007-2008). He is a faculty fellow at the Foundation for Teaching Economics in Davis, California, and a member of the North Carolina Academy of Outstanding Teachers.
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