James Irwin

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Professor of Economics

Sloan Hall 318 / 989-774-3697 / irwin1jr@cmich.edu

Ph.D., M.A., University of Rochester / B.A., University of Western Ontario​

Dr. Irwin's research on the economics of slavery and emancipation has appeared in Agricultural History and Explorations in Economic History, with other research on 19th-century economic history appearing in the Eastern Economic Journal (2009) and Social Science History (forthcoming, 2016).  His current research draws on probate and deed records to explore welfare and economic growth in relation to gender, literacy, and slavery in the two centuries before the Civil War.