Fishback’s Research Referenced in National Media

Oct. 6, 2021

In the Headlines

Research by Price Fishback, APS Professor of Economics in the Eller College of Management, was mentioned in a recent CNBC Personal Finance Article “How Biden’s $3.5 trillion Economic Plan Compares to LBJ’s Great Society and FDR’s New Deal”. Fishback’s work was also mentioned in a Washington Post article titled “Is it Fair to Call Biden’s $3.5 trillion plan another New Deal?

Both of these articles cover President Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. In the CNBC article Fishback says, “This is a pretty hefty slug of money, [but] it doesn’t look like a big budget buster,” about Biden’s plan. In the Washington Post article Fishback says, “We’ve outdone the New Deal by a long way in terms of spending.” He concluded with: “It’s almost impossible for him [Biden] to have an impact that will go beyond what Roosevelt did” when asked about the plan. 

Fishback joined the Eller College of Management as associate professor in 1990 after teaching at the University of Georgia. He was appointed the Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics in 2010. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Washington in 1983. His research area of interest is the political economy of Roosevelt’s New Deal during the 1930s, examining both the determinants of New Deal spending and loans and their impact on local economies throughout the U.S. He also works on state labor legislation during the Progressive Era, the American Economy during World War II and changes in agriculture in response to climate, government policy and technology. Fishback is also a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic History at Australian National University, a CAGE Fellow at Warwick University, a program scholar for the Hoover Program on Regulation and the Rule of Law, a fellow at the TIAA-CREF Institute and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.