Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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Stanley Engerman

John Munro Professor of Economics
Rochester University

Stanley Engerman is an economist and a historian with research interests in economic history and sports economics.

Engerman’s work relating to slavery, agriculture, sports, and entertainment have contributed to our understandings of economic growth in the Americas. His 1974 book “Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery,” coauthored with Robert Fogel, won him the 1975 Bancroft Prize for distinguished work in American history and diplomacy from Columbia University.

In addition to the Bancroft Prize, Engerman has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as fellowships with the National Science Foundation and from the National Endowment of the Humanities. He was elected to a professor position at the University of Cambridge between 1988 and 1989 and was a visiting professor at Harvard University from 2009 to 2012.

Engerman earned his bachelor’s from New York University and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University.