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William Collins

Terence E. Adderley Jr. Chair and Professor of Economics; Professor of History (by courtesy)

Professor Collins is an economic historian whose research focuses on US labor markets and cities.  He has recently studied inter-regional migration and immigration, income inequality, racial disparities, and unions.  Professor Collins is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and co-directs the NBER's Development of the American Economy Program.  In the past he has been a visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers, and editor of Explorations in Economic History and the Journal of Economic History. 

Courses taught:

Graduate: Introduction to Economic History, Microeconomic Topics in Economic History, and Labor Economics

Undergraduate: U.S. Economic History, Labor Economics