William J. Collins
Terence E. Adderley Jr. Professor of Economics
Professor of History
Chair, Department of Economics
PhD in Economics, Harvard University, 1998
Economic history of U.S. labor markets and cities, with emphasis on 20th century.
Office Hours: summer - no office hours
Office: 410 Calhoun Hall
Personal website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/econ/faculty/collins.html
Curriculum vitae: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/econ/cv/CollinsCV.pdf
Professor Collins is an economic historian whose research concentrates on twentieth-century labor market and urban history. His recent work has studied changes in racial disparities in earnings and educational attainment, inter-regional migration, the economic impact of urban riots, the history of urban renewal programs, and the origins of the baby boom. Professor Collins is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and in the past he has been a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Economist for the Council of Economic Advisers.
Graduate: Introduction to Economic History, Microeconomic Topics in Economic History, and Labor Economics
Undergraduate: U.S. Economic History, Labor Economics, Macroeconomic Theory