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Lee A Craig, Visiting Professor

Please note: Lee has left the "Economics" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Lee Allen Craig is a visiting professor for the department of Economics at Duke University. Within the economic field, he specializes in applied microeconomics, population studies, and American and European economic history. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1989. He also earned his M.A. from Indiana University, and his M.A. and B.S. from Ball State University. He became an assistant professor in the department of economics at North Carolina State University after completing his Ph.D., becoming an associate professor in 1994 and a full professor in 1999. Today, he is the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics at North Carolina State. Lee’s research explores such topics as agricultural economics, historical phenomena viewed from a macroeconomic angle, patterns in historical biological standard, and economic integration. In 1998, he received the TIAA-CREF Research Fund Grant for research on U.S. Navy pension funds. From 1994-97, under the funding of a National Science Foundation grant, he studied productivity growth in U.S. agriculture. For his research contributions, Lee received the German Marshall Fund of the United States Fellowship in 1996. He was also awarded the Allan Nevins Prize for the Best Dissertation in American Economic History from the Economic History Association for 1988-89. Lee has published several books, all of which explore the theme of American or European economic history. He has also composed numerous articles, data sets, and book reviews that appear in a wide range of academic journals, such as the Journal of Economic History, Agricultural History, Agriculture and Human Values, and the Journal of Interdisciplinary History. Over the last two decades, he has presented his papers around the world for universities, seminars, and workshops. He spoke at the Business History Conference, the Triangle Universities Economic History Workshop, the Southern Economic Association, and various university economic history workshops. In addition to his writings within the field of economics, he is also currently working to complete a biography of Josephus Daniels. As he fulfills his duties as writer and professor of economics, Lee also holds the position of executive director for the Cliometric Society. He is a research economist for the National Bureau of Economics Research, and is a chapter editor for the millennial edition of Historical Statistics of the United States, Cambridge University Press. He is an active participant within several professional organizations, including the Agricultural History Society, the American Economic Association, and the Social Science History Association.

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