NBER profile: Price V. Fishback.
Price Fishback is the Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona and a Research Associate in the NBERs Development of the American Economy Program. His co-authored books published by the University of Chicago Press include Well Worth Saving: How the New Deal Safeguarded Homeownership (2013); Government and the American Economy: A New History (2007) and A Prelude to the Welfare State: The Origins of Workers' Compensation (2000). He published Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930 with Oxford University Press in 1992. His current research includes studies of the boom, bust, and slow recovery in housing and mortgage markets in the 1920s and 1930s, the impact of New Deal programs, the impact of World War II, long run changes in climate and government policy and how they affect agriculture, and the response of state governments to the Great Depression and New Deal. Price is the current Executive Director of the Economic History Association and served as co-editor of The Journal of Economic History from 2008 to 2012. He was one of the organizers of the Cliometrics Conference between 1996 and 2008. The term "cliometrics" was coined in the 1960's and is a quantitative approach to economic history using economics and statistics.