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.
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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.