Lawrence H. Officer


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1965

Curriculum Vitae - August 2017

Fields of Interest : 
Economic History, International Economics

Selected Books:
Everyday Economics: Honest Answers to Tough Questions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 203 pp..  
Translated into Chinese (traditional characters) by Jiang Yuzhen; Taipei: Wealth Press, 2009, 271 pp.  Translated into Chinese (simplified characters) by Cao Bin; Beijing: CITIC Press, 2010, 240 pp. Translated into German by Petra Pyka; Kulmbach: Börsenbuchverlag, 2013, 238 pp. 

Two Centuries of Compensation for U.S. Production Workers in Manufacturing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, 224 pp.

Pricing Theory, Financing of International Organizations and Monetary History. London: Routledge, 2007, 324 pp.

Monetary Standards and Exchange Rates, edited with Maria Cristina Marcuzzo and Annalisa Rosselli. London: Routledge, 1997, 302 pp.

Between the Dollar-Sterling Gold Points: Exchange Rates, Parities and Market Behavior, 1791‑1931. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996, 342 pp. Digitally printed version, 2007. Electronic edition, 2009.

International Economics, edited. Boston, MA: Kluwer-Nijhoff Publishing, 1987, 274 pp.

Purchasing Power Parity: Theory, Evidence and Relevance. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1982, 361 pp.

Current Research Interests:
U.S. Historical Balance of Payments

Monetary History

Other Significant Accomplishments:
Co-founder and Director of Research,, 2006-

Outstanding Reviewer Award.  For work on Journal of Economic Studies. Emerald Literati Network, 2008. 

College of Business Administration, Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2002. 

College of Business Administration, Alumni Award for Distinguished Research, 1994. 

Honorable Mention--College and University Division, 18th Annual National Awards Program for the Teaching of Economics, Joint Council on Economic Education, September 1980. 

Listed in Who's Who in Economics: A Biographical Dictionary of Major Economists 1700-1986, edited by Mark Blaug, three editions. Sussex: Wheatsheaf Books, 1983, 1986: Aldershott: Edward Elgar, 1999

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