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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Farley Grubb

Photograph Farley Grubb
Title Professor of Economics
Email grubbf@nospam59eb526f53d01.udel.edu
Office 405 Purnell Hall
Biography

Education

  • Ph.D. in economics, University of Chicago, Dec. 1984
  • M.A. in economics, University of Chicago,  Mar. 1981
  • B.A. in economics, history, and philosophy, University of Washington,  Dec. 1977

Select Publications

  • “Colonial New Jersey Paper Money, 1709-1775: Value Decomposition and Performance,” Journal of Economic History, 76, no. 4 (Dec. 2016), pp. 1216-1232.
  • “Colonial New Jersey’s Provincial Fiscal Structure, 1709-1775: Spending Obligations, Revenue Sources, and Tax Burdens during Peace and War,” Financial History Review, 23, no. 2 (Aug. 2016), pp. 133-163.
  •  “State Redemption of the Continental Dollar, 1779-90,” William and Mary Quarterly, 69, no. 1 (Jan. 2012), pp. 147-180.
  • German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920 (New York: Routledge, 2011). ISBN: 978-0-415-61061-2.
  • “Testing for the Economic Impact of the U.S. Constitution: Purchasing Power Parity across the Colonies Versus across the States, 1748-1811,” Journal of Economic History, 70, no. 1 (Mar. 2010), pp. 118-145.
  •  “The Net Worth of the U.S. Federal Government, 1784-1802,” American Economic Review—Papers and Proceedings, 97, no. 2 (May 2007), pp. 280-284.
  • “Creating the U.S.-Dollar Currency Union, 1748-1811: A Quest for Monetary Stability or a Usurpation of State Sovereignty for Personal Gain?” American Economic Review, 93 (Dec. 2003), pp. 1778-1798.
  • “The Market Evaluation of Criminality: Evidence from the Auction of British Convict Labor in America, 1767-1775,” American Economic Review, 91 (Mar. 2001), pp. 295-304.
  • “The Trans-Atlantic Market for British Convict Labor,” Journal of Economy History, 60 (Mar. 2000),  pp. 94-122.
  • “The Statutory Regulation of Colonial Servitude: An Incomplete-Contract Approach,” Explorations in Economic History, 37 (Jan. 2000), pp. 42-75.

Curriculum Vitae

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