Fishback’s Research Referenced in Recent New York Times Article


Research by Price Fishback, APS Professor of Economics in the Eller College of Management, was mentioned in a recent New York Times op-ed “What’s Missing From the Conversation About Systemic Racism.” 

The opinion piece covers redlining and the police. Fishback’s National Bureau of Economic Research working paper provides information on redlining. His work matches households in the 1930 and 1940 censuses to their locations in neighborhoods in “residential security” maps of 10 major Northern cities. 

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.