Professor of Economics and Affiliated Faculty in American Studies, University of Mary Washington.
Bradley A. HansenDepartment of Economics
University of Mary Washington
Phone: 540 654 1484
- Ph.D. Economics, Washington University, 1995.
- M.A. Economics, Washington University.
- M.Sc. Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1985.
- B.A., Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College, 1984.
- Bankrupt in America: A History of Consumers, Businesses, their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (under contract)
- 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.
Refereed Journal Publications
- “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.
- "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).
- State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History by Howard Bodenhorn Eastern Economic Journal 32 (2006):189-90.
- Navigating Failure: Bankruptcy and Commercial Society in Antebellum America by Edward J. Balleisen . EH.net.
- Debt's Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in the America by David Skeel EH.net.
- “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).