Economic History

    The lessons of the past are vital to understanding our present. Through empirical studies of the history of economies, we can better understand the effects of historical events and policy decisions, providing key insights into our world today.

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    Lessons from the Great Depression

    How can we better integrate history into economic analysis? Watch the video

    How Militarization Has Transformed America’s Police—For the Worse

    Economist Olugbenga Ajilore shows the high cost of the American government’s arming of local police with military weapons, which has exacerbated lethal use of force against black communities Watch the video