Josh Hausman is an assistant professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests are in economic history and macroeconomics with a focus on the U.S. economy in the 1930s and the Japanese economy today. Josh holds a BA in economics from Swarthmore College and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. From 2005 to 2007 he worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board, and in 2010 he worked as a staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. Josh won the 2013 Allan Nevins prize for the best dissertation in U.S. or Canadian economic history.