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William J. Collins

Terence E. Adderley Jr. Professor of Economics
Professor of History

Professor Collins is an economic historian whose research concentrates on twentieth-century labor market and urban history. His recent work has studied changes in racial disparities in earnings and educational attainment, inter-regional migration, and the history of urban renewal programs. Professor Collins is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In the past he has been a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers.

Courses taught:

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

Undergraduate: U.S. Economic History, Labor Economics