DAVID F. WEIMAN, Barnard College

David Weiman is Alena Wels Hirschorn ’58 Professor of Economics and faculty director of Barnard’s innovative Empirical Reasoning Center. In 2014 he was honored with the Economic History Association’s Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History. He specializes in 19th- and 20th-century U.S. economic history and the political economy of contemporary U.S. criminal justice policy. His current research focuses on the evolution of the U.S. banking-monetary system from Jackson’s Bank War to the formation of the Federal Reserve. Among his most recent publications are “Political Limits to the Fed’s Goal of a Common National Bank Money” and “Main Street and Wall Street,” and he also has written on the origins and labor market impacts of the regime of mass incarceration. He is completing a coauthored book titled Toward a More Perfect Monetary Union.


Thur-Fri, Sept. 22-23
    U. of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA

Thur-Fri, Oct. 27-28
    Swarthmore C., Swarthmore, PA

Thur-Fri, Nov. 17-18
    C. of St. Benedict & St. John's U., Collegeville, MN

Thur-Fri, Feb. 9-10
    Rhodes C., Memphis, TN

Thur-Fri, Feb. 23-24
    U. of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Thur-Fri, March 30-31
    Iowa State U., Ames

Thur-Fri, April 20-21
    Grinnell C., Grinnell, IA

Wed-Thur, Oct. 18-19
    U. of Florida, Gainesville 


What Is Money?  A Historical Perspective

Jackson versus Hamilton:  Monetary Union and the Struggle over Political Economic Sovereignty

Barriers to Reentry?  A Labor Market Perspective on Mass Incarceration

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