Alexander Field is the Michel and Mary Orradre Professor of Economics at Santa Clara University. Executive director of the Economic History Association from 2004 to 2012, he has served as associate editor of the Journal of Economic Literature and editor of Research in Economic History. He taught previously at Stanford University.
His current research centers on U.S. macroeconomic history with an emphasis on technology and productivity and is reflected in his most recent book, A Great Leap Forward: 1930s Depression and U.S. Economic Growth (Outstanding Academic Title, Choice; Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize, Economic History Association; Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award). He is also the author of Altruistically Inclined? The Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Theory, and the Origins of Reciprocity (Alpha Sigma Nu National Book Award), in which he seeks to explain the origin of human altruism through the integration of the human sciences. His research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
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