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Robert William Fogel

Robert William Fogel, economist, historian, educator. Recipient Arthur H. Cole prize, Journal Economic History, 1968, Schumpter prize, 1971, Bancroft prize in American history, Columbia University, 1975, Gustavus Myers prize for human rights, 1990, Nobel prize in economics, 1993, Distinguished Alumnus award, Johns Hopkins University, 2000; fellow, Social Science Research Council, 1960.

Background

  • Fogel, Robert William was born on July 1, 1926 in New York City. Son of Harry Gregory and Elizabeth (Mitnik) Fogel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1948; Master of Arts, Columbia University, New York City, 1960; Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1963; Master of Arts (honorary), University Cambridge, England, 1975; Master of Arts (honorary), Harvard University, 1976; Doctor of Science (honorary), University Rochester, 1987; Doctor of Science (honorary), University Palermo, Argentina, 1994; Doctor of Science (honorary), State University of New York, Binghamton, 1999; Doctor of Science (honorary), University London, 2009; Doctor of Laws (honorary), Brigham Young University, 1995; Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Lund University, 2005.

    Career

    • Instructor Johns Hopkins University, 1958—1959. Assistant professor University Rochester, New York, 1960—1964. Associate professor University Chicago, 1964—1965, professor economics, 1965—1969, professor economics and history, 1970—1975, Charles R. Walgreen distinguished service professor American institutions, since 1981.

      Harold Hitchings Burbank professor political economy, professor history Harvard University, 1975—1981. Ford Foundation visiting research professor University Chgo, 1963—1964. Taussig research professor Harvard University, 1973—1974.

      Pitt professor American history and institutions University Cambridge, 1975—1976. Chairman committee mathematics and statistical methods in history Mathematical Social Science Board, 1965—1972. Research associate National Bureau Economic Research, since 1978.

      Director Center Population Economocs, University Chicago, since 1981. Research fellow Center Economic Policy Research, London, 1984—1989.

    Works

    • Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Slavery
    • First published in 1974, Fogel and Engerman's groundbreaking book reexamined the economic foundations of American slavery, marking "the start of a new period of slavery scholarship and some searching revisions of a national tradition" (C.

    Membership

    Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Royal History Society, Econometric Society, British Academy (correspondent), member: National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Population Association America, American Academy Arts & Sciences, Agricultural History Society, Social Science History Association (president 1980-1981), Association American Historians, American History Association, Economic History Society, Economic History Association (trustee 1972-1981, president 1977-1978), Royal Economic Society, American Economic Society 1998, European Academy Arts, Sciences & Humanities, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Enid Cassandra Morgan, April 2, 1949 (deceased). Children: Michael Paul, Steven Dennis.
    • child: Michael Paul Fogel
    • child: Steven Dennis Fogel
    • mother: Elizabeth (Mitnik) Fogel
    • spouse: Enid Cassandra Morgan
    • father: Harry Gregory
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    Born July 1, 1926
    • 1948
      Cornell University
    • 1960
      Columbia University
    • 1963
      Johns Hopkins University
    • 1975
      University Cambridge
    • 1976
      Harvard University
    • 1987
      University Rochester
    • 1994
      University Palermo
    • 1999
      State University of New York
    • 2009
      University London
    • 1995
      Brigham Young University
    • 2005
      Lund University
    • 1958 - 1959
      Instructor, Johns Hopkins University
    • 1960 - 1964
      assistant, professor University Rochester
      New York, United States
    • 1975 - 1981
      Harold Hitchings Burbank professor, history Harvard University
    • 1975 - 1981
      professor, history Harvard University
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