Richard Hornbeck, University of Chicago

Professor Chicago, Illinois Richard.Hornbeck@chicagobooth.edu Office: (773) 702-8350

Bio/Research

Richard Hornbeck is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Rick is an applied micro-economist whose research focuses on the historical development of the American economy, related often to three themes: the importance of property rights and contracting fai...

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Bio/Research

Richard Hornbeck is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Rick is an applied micro-economist whose research focuses on the historical development of the American economy, related often to three themes: the importance of property rights and contracting failures; market integration and agglomeration spillovers; and connections between agriculture, technology, and the environment. Rick views history as providing broader perspective on what is both universal and unusual about the modern economy: by examining the economy across historically diverse contexts, we can learn from the resulting creative economic solutions or failures. His research has been published widely, including articles in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy.

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