Jan de Vries

Title
Professor of the Graduate School
Department
Dept of Economics
Dept of History
Phone
(510) 642-6474
Research Expertise and Interest
economics, demography, history, economic history
Research Description

Jan de Vries received his A.B. from Columbia University and his PhD, Yale University. He  served as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Faculty Welfare. His current research focuses on the role of consumer demand in economic growth, global history, and the historical standard of living.  Recent publications include: The Industrious Revolution (Cambridge, 2008); The Price of Bread. Regulating the Market in the Dutch Republic (Cambridge, 2019); "Changing the Narrative, The New History that Was and Is to Come," Journal of Interdisciplinary History 48 (2018),313-34.

In the News

November 2, 2010

Grant launches Berkeley Economic History Lab

The University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Economics is the recipient of a $1.25 million grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to develop a Berkeley Economic History Laboratory to train more historically literate economists who can contribute to policy debates and help avoid devastating economic crises.

In the News

November 2, 2010

Grant launches Berkeley Economic History Lab

The University of California, Berkeley’s Department of Economics is the recipient of a $1.25 million grant from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) to develop a Berkeley Economic History Laboratory to train more historically literate economists who can contribute to policy debates and help avoid devastating economic crises.

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