Dr. Robert E. Wright

Dr. Robert E. Wright Dr. Robert E. Wright
Nef Family Chair of Political Economy
Director of the Thomas Willing Institute
605.274.5312
robert.wright@augie.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Education  

Ph.D.  (History) — State University of New York at Buffalo (1997)
M.A.  (History) — State University of New York at Buffalo (1994)
B.A.  (History) — Buffalo State College, summa cum laude (1990)

Appointments

  • Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, Augustana College (2009 - )
  • Director of the Thomas Willing Institute for the Study of Financial Markets, Institutions, and Regulations (2011 - )
  • Series Editor, Pickering & Chatto Perspectives in Economic and Social History Series (2008 - )
  • Series Editor, Pickering & Chatto Financial History Monograph Series (2005 - )
  • Merchants Bank of New Bedford Collection Consultant, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Mass. (2010 - 2011)
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University (2005 - 2010)
  • Research Consultant, The Winthrop Group, New York, N.Y. (2001 - 2006)
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, Stern School of Business, New York University (2004 - 2005)

Recent Publications

  • The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter: From Big Macs to "Zombie Banks," the Indicators Smart Investors Watch to Beat the Market (New York: HarperCollins, 2011). Lead author: Simon Constable.
  • Fubarnomics: A Lighthearted, Serious Look at America's Economic Ills (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus, 2010).
  • Higher Education and the Common Weal: Protecting Economic Growth and Political Stability with Professional Partnerships (Hyderabad, India: ICFAI, 2010).
  • Money and Banking (Nyack, N.Y.: Flat World Knowledge, 2009). Co-author: Vincenzo Quadrini. Edition 1.1: 2011; edition 2.0: 2012.
  • One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008).
  • Financial Founding Fathers: The Men Who Made America Rich (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006). Co-author: David Jack Cowen.

Grants and Awards

  • Mellon/Betty Sams Christian Fellowship in Business History, Virginia Historical Society (2010 - 2011).
  • Richard C. Wade Award, Ohio Valley History, Filson Historical Society (2009 - 2010).
  • Filson Fellowship, Filson Historical Society (2009).
  • National Science Foundation, "U.S. Corporate Development" (2008 - 2011).
  • New York University Challenge Grant (2006 - 2007).
  • Mellon/Betty Sams Christian Fellowship in Business History, Virginia Historical Society (2006 - 2007).
  • Kauffman-Berkley Research Grant, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (2006-2008).
  • Arthur H. Cole Research Grant, Economic History Association (2004).
  • Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Travel Grant, Harvard Business School (2001 - 2002).
  • James Wilson Department of Economics Research Stipend, University of Virginia (2000).
  • Program in Early American Society and Economy, Article Award, Library Company of Philadelphia (1999).
  • Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society (1999).
  • Allan Nevins Award Finalist, Economic History Association (1997).
  • Presidential Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1991 - 1995).
  • Mark Diamond Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo (1994 - 1995).