Bradley A. Hansen
Department of Economics
University of Mary Washington
Phone: 540 654 1484
Department of Economics
University of Mary Washington
Phone: 540 654 1484
- Professor of Economics and Affiliated Faculty in American Studies, University of Mary Washington.
- Associate Professor of Economics, University of Mary Washington, 2003-2009.
- Assistant Professor of Economics, Mary Washington College, 1996-2002.
- Assistant Professor of Economics, Moorhead State University, 1994-95.
- 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).
- 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 Debtors, their Creditors, and the Law in the Twentieth Century (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020.
- 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 thePanic of 1907,” Business History Review 88 (Autumn 2014):545-569.
· “The Evolution of Garnishment and Wage AssignmentLaw in Illinois,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Essays in Economic and Business History 32 (May 2014):19-46.
· “Crisis and Bankruptcy: The Mediating Role ofState Law, 1922-1932,” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Journal of Economic History 72 (2012):440-460.
· “Constraining the state’s ability to employ force: thestanding army debates, 1697-99,” (with Shawn Humphrey) Journal of Institutional Economics 6 (2010): 243-259.
· “Religion, Social Capital and Business Bankruptcyin the United States, 1921-1932” (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Business History 50 (November 2008): 714-727.
· “The Role of Path Dependence in the Developmentof 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 fromFoster Care," (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen) Child Welfare 85 (May/June 2006): 559-83.
· "The Fable of the Allegory: The Wizard of Ozin Economics," The Journal of Economic Education 33 (Summer 2002): 254-63.
· "Learning To Tax: The Political Economy ofthe Opium Trade in Iran, 1921-1941," Journal of Economic History 61(March 2001):95-113.
· "The People's Welfare and the Origins ofCorporate 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 ofa 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).
- Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age by Noam Maggor. Journal of Economic History 79, no. 1 (2019): 304-305.
- Engine of Enterprise: Credit in America by Rowena Olegario. Journal of Economic History 77 (2017): 620-621.
- The History of Bankruptcy: Economic, social and cultural implications in early modern Europe (ed.) Thomas Max Safley. EH.Net.
- 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).
- “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.
· 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).
- 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
- Journal of Consumer Affairs
- Review of Financial Economics
- Essays in Economic and Business History
- Enterprise and Society
Updated November 2019