Monday, April 16, 2018

Curriculum Vitae


Bradley A. Hansen
Department of Economics
University of Mary Washington
Fredericksburg, VA
Phone: 540 654 1484
email: bhansen@umw.edu

 

Current Position

  • Professor of Economics and Affiliated Faculty in American Studies, University of Mary Washington.

Previous Positions

  • Associate Professor of Economics, University of Mary Washington, 2003-2009.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Mary Washington College, 1996-2002.
  • Senior Lecturer of Economics, Mary Washington College, 1995-96.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Moorhead State University, 1994-95.
  • Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Economics, Washington University, 1993-4.
  • Research Assistant for Douglass C. North, Department of Economics, Washington University, 1989-1992.
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 1987- 1988.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Commerce, Monmouth College, 1999 (while on personal leave from Mary Washington College).

Education



Publications

Books
  • Bankrupt in America: A History of Consumers, Businesses, their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century. Under contract with University of Chicago Press. (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen).
  • Institutions, Entrepreneurs and American Economic History: How The Farmers’ Loan and Trust Company Shaped the Laws of Business from 1822 to 1929. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  • The National Economy. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2006.
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
·         “Trust Company Failures and Institutional Change in New York, 1875-1925,” Enterprise & Society 19 no. 2 (June 2018): 241-271.
·         “The Historian’s Craft and Economics,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Journal of Institutional Economics 12 no. 2 (2016):349-370.
·         “A Failure of Regulation? Reinterpreting the Panic of 1907,” Business History Review 88 (Autumn 2014):545-569. 
·         “The Evolution of Garnishment and Wage Assignment Law in Illinois,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Essays in Economic and Business History 32 (May 2014):19-46.
·         “Crisis and Bankruptcy: The Mediating Role of State Law, 1922-1932,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Journal of Economic History 72 (2012):440-460.
·         “Constraining the state’s ability to employ force: the standing army debates, 1697-99,” (with Shawn Humphrey) Journal of Institutional Economics 6 (2010): 243-259.
·         “Religion, Social Capital and Business Bankruptcy in the United States, 1921-1932” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Business History 50 (November 2008): 714-727.
·         “The Role of Path Dependence in the Development of U.S. Bankruptcy Law, 1880-1938” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Journal of Institutional Economics 3 (August 2007): 203 225.
·         “New Evidence on Race Discrimination Under ‘Separate But Equal’,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Essays in Economic and Business History 24(2006): 120-139.
·         "An Economic Analysis of Adoption from Foster Care," (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Child Welfare 85 (May/June 2006): 559-83.
·         "The Fable of the Allegory: The Wizard of Oz in Economics," The Journal of Economic Education 33 (Summer 2002): 254-63.
·         "Learning To Tax: The Political Economy of the Opium Trade in Iran, 1921-1941," Journal of Economic History 61(March 2001):95-113.
·         "The People's Welfare and the Origins of Corporate Reorganization: The Wabash Receivership Reconsidered," Business History Review 74 (Autumn 2000): 377-405. (Recipient of Newcomen-Harvard Special Award from Harvard Business School and the Newcomen Society.)
·         "Commercial Associations and the Creation of a National Economy: The Demand for Federal Bankruptcy Law," Business History Review 72 (Spring 1998): 86-113.
·         "The Political Economy of Bankruptcy: The Bankruptcy Act of 1898," Essays in Economic and Business History 15(1997):155-171.


Encyclopedia Entries
  • "Debt," in Poverty in the United States: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy, edited by Gwendolyn Mink and Alice O'Connor (2004).
  • "Bankruptcy Law," in EH.NET's Online Encyclopedia of Economic History  (Summer 2001).
Book Reviews
Other Publications
  • “An Overview of Federal Adoption Policy Legislation,” (with Mary Hansen) published on line by the Center for Adoption Research (http://www.centerforadoptionresearch.org/default.asp?action=article&ID=139&CategoryID=26&CategoryName=Federal).
  •  “Explaining Bankruptcy: An Analysis of State Bankruptcy Rates During the Great Depression,” (with Mary Hansen) The Newsletter of the Cliometric Society (Summer/Fall 2004).
  • “Fredericksburg Region Commuter Workforce Skills Study” Center for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Mary Washington, April 2016.



Grants and Awards

  • Shirley Van Epps Waple Professorship, University of Mary Washington, 2014-2016.
  • Grant from the Sunshine Lady Foundation to fund the course Economics of Philanthropy and the Non-Profit Sector. The grant provides $10,000 to be distributed by students in the class. The initial grant was for Fall 2005, but was extended every year through 2013. The proposal was coauthored with Robert Rycroft.
  • Newcomen-Harvard Special Award from Harvard Business School and the Newcomen Society for "The People's Welfare and the Origins of Corporate Reorganization: The Wabash Receivership Reconsidered," Business History Review Autumn 2000.
  • Arthur H. Cole Grant from the Economic History Association, for the project "A New Deal for Bankruptcy Law: The Political Economy of the Chandler Act." 2001-2002.
  • Faculty Development Grant, Mary Washington College, for the project "Understanding Bankruptcy Law: Too Many Models, Too Little History." 2000-2001.
  • NEH Summer Seminar Grant to participate in "The Industrial Revolution in Comparative Perspective" in Munich, Germany, 1997.
  • Faculty Development Grant, Mary Washington College, for the project "The Gender Gap in Black and White: Teaching Salaries in Virginia, 1880-1920" 1997-1998.
  • Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University, 1992-1993.
  • University Fellowship, Washington University, 1988-1989.

Conference Presentations                                           

  • “Consumer Credit Protection and Bankruptcy” Eastern Economic Association, New York, February 2017.
  • “Trust Company Failures in New York State: 1875-1940” Economic and Business History Society, Montreal, May 2016.
  • “The Evolution of Garnishment and Wage Assignment Law in Illinois,” Economic and Business History Society, Baltimore, March 2013.
  • “Business and Collection Law in Illinois,” Policy History Conference, Richmond, June 2012.
  • “Business and Collection Law in Illinois,” Business History Conference, Philadelphia, March 2012.
  • “Did Trust Company Depositors Panic in 1907?” Eastern Economic Association February 2010.
  • “Why was the Bankruptcy Rate So Low During the Great Depression,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Eastern Economic Association February 2009.
  • “Legal Rules and Bankruptcy Rates: Evidence From the States,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Eastern Economic Association, February 2007.
  • “Legal Rules and Bankruptcy Rates: Evidence From the States,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Southern Economic Association, November 2006.
  • “Explaining Bankruptcy: An Analysis of State Bankruptcy Rates During the Great Depression,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Allied Social Sciences Association, January 2005.
  • The Demand for Adoption: The Case of Children in Foster Care,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Eastern Economic Association, Washington D.C., 2004.
  • "The Transformation of Bankruptcy in the United States," Conference on the Political Economy of Financial Markets, Princeton University, 2003.
  • "The Transformation of Bankruptcy in the United States," Policy History Conference, St. Louis MO, 2002.
  • "The Fable of the Allegory: The Wizard of Oz in Economics," Eastern Economic Association March 2001.
  • "Race and Returns to Human Capital: Teaching Salaries in Virginia, 1906," Virginia Social Sciences Association March 2000.
  • "The Public Interest Origins of Corporate Reorganization: The Wabash Receivership Reconsidered" presented at the Meeting of the Economic and Business Historical Society 1999.
  • "The Golden Age of Flexible Wages in the Old Dominion," Allied Social Sciences Association, 1997.
  • "The Political Economy of Bankruptcy: The Bankruptcy Act of 1898," Economic and Business Historical Society, 1996.
  • "The Political Economy of Economic Legislation in the Late Nineteenth Century" Midwest Economic Association, 1995.

Courses Taught

·         Principles of Microeconomics
·         Principles of Macroeconomics
·         American Economic History
·         Intermediate Microeconomics
·         Intermediate Macroeconomics (at Monmouth College)
·         History of Economic Thought (at Washington University)
·         Introduction to Economic Analysis
·         Economic Development
·         Comparative Economic Systems
·         Law and Economics
·         Industrial Economics
·         Government and Business
·         Money and Banking
·         Managerial Economics for MBAs (at Minnesota State University – Moorhead)

College Service at the University of Mary Washington

·         Chair, Department of Economics (2002-2011).
·         Faculty Senator (2000-2003, 2004-05, and 2014-2016).
·         Monroe Hall Renovation Committee (2006-07).
·         General Education Revision Committee (2006-07).
·         Faculty Organization Committee (1996-98, 1999-2000).
·         CAS Curriculum Committee (2011- 2014, chair 2012-2013).
·         University Curriculum Committee (2012-2013).
·         Promotion and Tenure Appeals Committee (2009-2010).
·         Economics Department Outcomes Assessment Coordinator.
·         Executive in Residence Committee.
·         Faculty Adviser to Pi Gamma Mu (ongoing).
·         Member of the Advisory Board, Center for Economic Research (2015-2016).

Referee Service

  • Journal of Institutional Economics
  • Economic Inquiry
  • Journal of Economic Education
  • Business History Review
  • Sociological Forum
  • International Review of Economic Education
  • Law and History
  • Southern Economic Journal
Updated April 2018