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Paul W. Rhode

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Department of Economics.

Ph.D., Stanford University

Dr. Rhode is an economic historian working on the 20th century United States. He has a range of interests from performance of election betting marketing to the economic development of the Pacific region.

Recent Publications


Olmstead, Alan L., and Paul W. Rhode. 2015. Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Hahn, Barbara, Tiago Saraiva, Paul W. Rhode, Peter Coclanis, and Claire Strom. 2014. "Does Crop Determine Culture?" Agricultural History, 88(3): 407-439. DOI. Abstract.

Depew, Briggs, Price V. Fishback, and Paul W. Rhode. 2013. "New deal or no deal in the Cotton South: The effect of the AAA on the agricultural labor structure." Explorations in Economic History, 50(4): 466-486. DOI. Abstract.

Hanes, C., and Paul W. Rhode. 2013. "Harvests and Financial Crises in Gold Standard America." Journal of Economic History, 73(1): 201-246. DOI. Abstract.

Boustan, L., M. Kahn, and Paul W. Rhode. 2012. "Moving to Higher Ground: Migration Response to Natural Disasters in the Early Twentieth Century." American Economic Review, 102(3): 238-244. DOI. Abstract.

Olmstead, Alan L., and Paul W. Rhode. 2011. "Adapting North American wheat production to climatic challenges, 1839-2009." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(2): 480-485. DOI. Abstract.


Olmstead, A., and Paul W. Rhode. 2012. "The Eradication of Bovine Tuberculosis in the United States in a Comparative Perspective." In Health and Animal Agriculture in Developing Countries edited by Zilberman, D., Otte, J., RolandHolst, D., Pfeiffer, D.. :7-30. DOI.

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Current PSC Trainee:

Eleanor Wilking.