Werner Troesken

Werner Troesken is a Professor of Economics at the University of
Pittsburgh and a Faculty Research Associate at the National Bureau of
Economic Research.  He has been a National Fellow at the Hoover
Institution; a John M. Olin Faculty Fellow; and held visiting positions at
the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona.  His research has
been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Earhart
Foundation.  He has published three books and more than thirty scholarly
articles.  His book Water, Race, and Disease, published with MIT Press in
2004, received the Alice Hanson Jones Prize, which is awarded every two
years by the Economic History Association for the best book in American
economic history.  While visiting PERC, he will be finishing up his fourth
book, The Pox of Liberty: How the Constitution Left Americans Rich, Free,
and Prone to Infection, which is under contract with University of Chicago
Press.
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