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Joshua Hausman

Associate Professor of Public Policy; Associate Professor of Economics (by courtesy)

Josh Hausman is an associate professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 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 2005–2007 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.

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Educational Background

PhD, Economics, University of California at Berkeley (2013)
BA, Economics, Swarthmore College (2005)

Professional Affiliations

American Economic Association, Economic History Association

Recent Publications

"Recovery from the Great Depression: The Farm Channel in Spring 1933,” with Paul W. Rhode and Johannes F. Wieland, American Economic Review, February 2019, 109(2), pp. 427-472.