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Department of History

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phone: 615-343-2466
114B Calhoun

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By appointment


PhD, New York University, 1995

Curriculum Vitae

Peter L. Rousseau

Professor of Economics
Professor of History

Professor Rousseau is a macroeconomist and economic historian who studies the role of financial markets and institutions in growth and development. He is particularly interested in the monetary history of the United States and Europe, and has published widely in this area. His work also considers how financial markets assist in spreading transformative technological changes through an economy. Professor Rousseau is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and is Secretary-Treasurer of the American Economic Association.

Introduction to Economic History (Ph.D.); Theory of Money and Finance (Ph.D); Financial Instruments and Markets; Corporate Finance; Money and Banking; Economic History of the United States.