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Lawrence H. Officer

Professor Emeritus



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(Residence) 847-835-1538

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Selected Publications

A New Balance of Payments for the United States, 1790-1919: International Movement of Free and Enslaved People, Funds, Goods and Services. Palgrave Macmillan. Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2021, 415 pp.

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.

Notable Honors

2008, Outstanding Reviewer Award, Emerald Literati Network

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

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

September 1980, Honorable Mention-College&Univ. Division, National Awards Program Teaching of ECON


PhD, Harvard University, 1965

Professional Memberships

Co-founder and Director of Research,, 2006-

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

Research Currently in Progress

U.S. Historical Balance of Payments, Monetary History