Associate Professor, Program of Liberal Studies
B.A., B.M.E., University of Delaware, 1997
M.Sc., University of Edinburgh, 1998
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2003
Areas of Expertise: History of the Human Sciences, Especially Economics and Psychology; Historical Epistemology; Science and Democratic Governance; Science and Religion; Virtue Ethics
- The Cost of Living in America: A Political History of Economic Statistics (Cambridge, 2009)
- (co-edited with Phil Mirowski) Building Chicago Economics: New Perspectives on the History of America’s Most Powerful Economics Program (Cambridge, 2011)
- "Re-conceiving Quality: Political Economy and the Rise of Hedonic Price Indexes (2011)"
- "“Aftershocks from a Revolution: Ordinal Utility and Cost-of-Living Indexes (2011)”
- "Shaping Knowledge about American Labor: External Advising at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Twentieth Century (2010)"
- “Defining a ‘Living Wage’ in America: Transformations in Union Wage Theories, 1870-1930” (2008)
- “Market Visions: Expenditure Surveys, Market Research, and Economic Planning in the New Deal” (2007)
- “‘Housewife vs. Economist’: Gender, Class, and Domestic Economic Knowledge in Twentieth-Century America” (2004)