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Fogel, Robert William

Works: 190 works in 688 publications in 3 languages and 17,868 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Longitudinal studies  Biography 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Other, Speaker
Classifications: E441, 331.117340973
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Publications about Robert William Fogel
Publications by Robert William Fogel
Publications by Robert William Fogel, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Robert William Fogel
Time on the cross : the economics of American Negro slavery by Robert William Fogel( Book )
67 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 2,954 libraries worldwide
Without consent or contract : the rise and fall of American slavery by Robert William Fogel( Book )
45 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 2,884 libraries worldwide
Railroads and American economic growth : essays in econometric history by Robert William Fogel( Book )
25 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
The fourth great awakening & the future of egalitarianism by Robert William Fogel( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
"Fogel contends that the ethical and political crises that currently beset the nation are the most recent manifestations of the recurring effort to bring human institutions into balance with the massive technological changes that drastically transform the economy and periodically destabilize the prevailing culture. Today, as in the past, that process of adjustment involves the rise of powerful religious/political movements which historians refer to as "Great Awakenings.""--Jacket
Which road to the past? : two views of history by Robert William Fogel( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Hebrew and held by 945 libraries worldwide
Compares statistical and traditional approaches to the study of history and discusses categories of evidence, standards of proof, and the proper subject matter for history
The Dimensions of quantitative research in history by William Osgood Aydelotte( Book )
21 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
The escape from hunger and premature death, 1700-2100 : Europe, America, and the Third World by Robert William Fogel( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
Nobel laureate Robert Fogel's compelling new study examines health, nutrition and technology over the last three centuries and beyond. Throughout most of human history, chronic malnutrition has been the norm. During the past three centuries, however, a synergy between improvements in productive technology and in human physiology has enabled humans to more than double their average longevity and to increase their average body size by over 50 per cent. Larger, healthier humans have contributed to the acceleration of economic growth and technological change, resulting in reduced economic inequality, declining hours of work and a corresponding increase in leisure time. Increased longevity has also brought increased demand for health care. Professor Fogel argues that health care should be viewed as the growth industry of the twenty-first century and systems of financing it should be reformed. His book will be essential reading for all those interested in economics, demography, history and health care policy
The Union Pacific Railroad : a case in premature enterprise by Robert William Fogel( Book )
17 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 libraries worldwide
The reinterpretation of American economic history by Robert William Fogel( Book )
11 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Strategic factors in nineteenth century American economic history : a volume to honor Robert W. Fogel by Claudia Dale Goldin( Book )
9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Offering new research on strategic factors in the development of the nineteenth century American economy?labor, capital, and political structure?the contributors to this volume employ a methodology innovated by Robert W. Fogel, one of the leading pioneers of the "new economic history." Fogel's work is distinguished by the application of economic theory and large-scale quantitative evidence to long-standing historical questions. These sixteen essays reveal, by example, the continuing vitality of Fogel's approach. The authors use an astonishing variety of data, including genealogies, t
Aging--stability and change in the family ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Time on the cross : evidence and methods, a supplement by Robert William Fogel( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 libraries worldwide
The slavery debates, 1952-1990 : a retrospective by Robert William Fogel( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
"During World War II, the United State's ideological position asserting races as fundamentally equal stood in sharp contrast to the reality of segregated American society. This contradiction, and the burgeoning civil rights movement, spurred young scholars to challenge the prevailing historical canon on American slavery. Rooted in racial stereotypes, it held that slavery, while inefficient and unprofitable, was overall socially benign. The ensuing "slavery debates" encompassed a reexamination of almost every aspect of American slavery and became one front in a battle waged over the place of cliometrics - the use of quantitative data and statistical methods to analyze historical problems. Economist and historian Robert William Fogel was at the forefront of the revisionists in the debates, and in this enlightening memoir he offers a personal account of the role cliometrics played in rethinking the economics of slavery and the South." "Fogel and his colleague Stanley Engerman were among those who led in applying cliometrics to the study of slavery in the United States. Their 1974 ground-breaking book, Time on the Cross, revealed slavery to be a profitable and efficient labor system, demonstrating that economic growth and technological progress were possible even in a deeply immoral order. Slavery ended not because of any inherent economic weakness but due to antislavery political tactics and ultimately war, and that antislavery struggle, Fogel argues, transformed American civilization. Initial accolades from the scholarly community soon turned to condemnation and eventually accusations that Fogel and Engerman were racists themselves. Even after thirty years, and a Nobel Prize in economics for Fogel, Time on the Cross remains one of the most fiercely debated works of U.S. history in the twentieth century." "Fogel chronicles all of these events as well as the emergence of a new generations of intellectual and political historians who questioned the progressive synthesis. In addition to reflecting on his own participation in the slavery debates, he recalls the contributions of numerous noted historians, including Ulrich B. Phillips, Kenneth Stampp, Frederick Jackson Turner, Eugene Genovese, John Blassingame, and Philip D. Morgan. Based on Fogel's 2001 Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History, The Slavery Debates, 1952-1990 is both an enjoyable memoir and an information summary of the literature on the economics of American slavery. Supporters and detractors of this brilliant and controversial historian will welcome his valuable glimpse into one of the most interesting chapters of the historical profession."--Jacket
Political arithmetic : Simon Kuznets and the empirical tradition in economics by Robert William Fogel( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
"We take for granted today that the assessments, measurements, and forecasts of economists are crucial to the decision-making of governments and businesses alike. But less than a century ago that wasn't the case - economists simply didn't have the necessary information or statistical tools to understand the ever more complicated modern economy. With Political Arithmetic, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Fogel and his collaborators tell the story of economist Simon Kuznets, the founding of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the creation of the concept of GNP, which for the first time enabled us to measure the performance of entire economies. The book weaves together the many strands of political and economic thought and historical pressures that together created the demand for more detailed economic thinking - Progressive-era hopes for activist government, the production demands of World War I, Herbert Hoover's interest in business cycles as President Harding's commerce secretary, and the catastrophic economic failures of the Great Depression - and shows how, through trial and error, measurement and analysis, economists such as Kuznets rose to the occasion and in the process built a discipline whose knowledge could be put to practical use in everyday decision-making. The product of a lifetime of studying the workings of economies and skillfully employing the tools of economics, Political Arithmetic is simultaneously a history of a key period of economic thought and a testament to the power of applied ideas." -- Publisher's description
Explaining long-term trends in health and longevity by Robert William Fogel( Book )
12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
"This book collects several of Robert W. Fogel's papers on the nuances of anthropometric data. While often difficult to work with, these data have provided economists, demographers, economic historians, and epidemiologists the opportunities to make major contributions to the understanding of long-term changes in health, healthcare costs, and the physiology of aging"--
The quest for the moral problem of slavery : an historiographic odyssey by Robert William Fogel( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Simon S. Kuznets : April 30, 1901-July 9, 1985 by Robert William Fogel( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
This paper, prepared for the Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, presents an account of the scholarly career of Simon S. Kuznets. Among the issues considered are his contribution to the development of the empirical tradition in economics, his transformation of the field of national income accounting, his use of national income accounting during World War II to set production targets for both the military and civilian sectors of the economy, and to guide the implementation of those targets; his development of a theory of economic growth, his investigation of the interrelationship between economic growth and population growth, his contribution to methods of measurement in economics, and his legacy to the economics profession
Economic growth, population theory, and physiology : the bearing of long-term processes on the making of economic policy by Robert William Fogel( Book )
10 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 76 libraries worldwide
This paper sketches a theory of the secular decline in morbidity and mortality that takes account of changes in human physiology since 1700. The synergism between technological and physiological improvements has produced a form of human evolution, much more rapid than natural selection, which is still ongoing in both OECD and developing countries. Thermodynamic and physiological aspects of economic growth are defined and their impact on growth rates is assessed. Implications of this theory for population forecasting, measurement of national income, demand for leisure, pension policies, and for the demand for health care are considered
Changes in the process of aging during the twentieth century : findings and procedures of the early indicators project by Robert William Fogel( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The program project Early Indicators of Later Work Levels, Disease and Death investigates how socioeconomic and environmental factors in early life can shape health and work levels in later life. Project researchers have approached this problem by creating a life-cycle sample that permits a longitudinal study of the aging of Union Army veterans, the first cohort to reach age 65 during the twentieth century. Comparing Union Army data with data from NHANES and NHIS has shown that age-specific prevalence rates of specific chronic diseases and disabilities were much higher in the century before World War II among both young and old than today. Moreover, the number of comorbidities at each age has fallen sharply. Also, the average age at onset of chronic diseases was more than a decade later at the end of the twentieth century than at the beginning. The implications of these findings for several issues in health economics are discussed
Secular trends in physiological capital : implications for equity in health care by Robert William Fogel( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Over the past three centuries there has been a rapid accumulation of physiological capital in OECD countries. Enhanced physiological capital is tied to long-term reduction in environmental hazards and to the conquest of chronic malnutrition. Data on heights and birth weights suggests that physiological capital has become more equally distributed, thereby reducing socioeconomic disparities in the burden of disease. Implications for health care policy are: (1) enhanced physiological capital has done more to reduce inequities in health status than has wider access to health care; (2) the main contribution of more advanced medical treatment so far has been to retard depreciation in individuals' physiological capital; (3) prenatal and early childhood care and environmental issues are key for interventions aimed at enhancing physiological capital and at affecting its rate of depreciation; (4) lifestyle change is the most important issue affecting health equity in rich countries; and (5) greater access to clinical care should be promoted through aggressive outreach, since expanded insurance coverage by itself is inadequate
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Alternative Names
Fogel, Robert W.
Fogel, Robert W., 1926-
Fogel, Robert W. (Robert William)
Fogel, Robert W. (Robert William), 1926-2013
Fuge'er, Luobote
フォーゲル, R. W
フォーゲル, ロバート W
English (325)
Spanish (1)
Hebrew (1)
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