Gavin Wright

William Robertson Coe Professor in American Economic History
Landau Economics Building Room 329
579 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 723-3837
Fax: (650) 725-5702

Fields of Interest

Research: American economic history, the U.S. South, technology, natural resources and economic development
Current Research: The economics of the Civil Rights revolution in the American South
Teaching: American economic history, graduate and undergraduate, introductory economics, social science history workshop


Professor Wright is the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History. Currently, he is studying the origins of U.S. economic performance, considered in comparative and historical context. Other interests include the economic history of slavery and economic development in the U.S. South, the California gold rush and the economics of slavery.


January 10, 2012 - SCID Lunch - Gavin Wright - Gunn/SIEPR Building
April 28, 2009 - Lunch Series - Gavin Wright "The New Deal and the - Landau Building, Room A