Is Economic History a Neglected Field of Study?

  title={Is Economic History a Neglected Field of Study?},
  author={Robert M. Whaples},
  journal={Historically Speaking},
  pages={17 - 20}
2009 it looked to many weary and wary workers, investors, policy makers, and analysts as though the U.S. economy was about to fall off a cliff into an abyss as bottomless as the Great Depression. What on Earth was going on? Everyone wanted to know, and many turned to history—economic history—for answers. The press burgeoned with interviews and insights from economic historians who were called to Washington and New York to offer advice. Indeed, Christina Romer, an economic historian from… Expand
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