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Fogel, Robert William

Works: 154 works in 805 publications in 7 languages and 16,448 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Longitudinal studies  Census data 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Publishing director, Speaker
Classifications: E449, 331.117340973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert William Fogel
Time on the cross by Robert William Fogel( Book )

127 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 3,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroads and American economic growth : essays in econometric history by Robert William Fogel( Book )

38 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth great awakening & the future of egalitarianism by Robert William Fogel( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Hebrew and held by 972 WorldCat member 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 )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and German and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine papers consider problems in American, French, and British history that range from economic history to political behavior and social structure.Originally published in 1976.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
The changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700 by Roderick Floud( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans have become much taller and heavier, and experience healthier and longer lives than ever before in human history. However it is only recently that historians, economists, human biologists and demographers have linked the changing size, shape and capability of the human body to economic and demographic change. This book presents an introduction to the field of anthropometric history, surveying the causes and consequences of changes in health and mortality, diet and the disease environment in Europe and the United States since 1700. It examines how we define and measure health and nutrition as well as key issues such as whether increased longevity contributes to greater productivity or, instead, imposes burdens on society through the higher costs of healthcare and pensions. The result is a book that is a contribution to economic and social history with important implications for today's developing world and the health trends of the future
The reinterpretation of American economic history by Robert William Fogel( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Union Pacific Railroad : a case in premature enterprise by Robert William Fogel( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The escape from hunger and premature death, 1700-2100 : Europe, America, and the Third World by Robert William Fogel( Book )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 656 WorldCat member 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
Aging--stability and change in the family( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategic factors in nineteenth century American economic history : a volume to honor Robert W. Fogel by Claudia Dale Goldin( Book )

16 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The volume also includes two appreciations of Fogel written by Stanley L. Engerman and Donald N. McCloskey, and a bibliography of Fogel's writings. Economic historians will find the volume indispensable because of its wealth of new findings and conjectures about the nature of economic development in the nineteenth century; it also provides a basis for appreciating the contribution of the new economic history and Fogel's central role within it."--Jacket
Political arithmetic : Simon Kuznets and the empirical tradition in economics by Robert William Fogel( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member 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 158 WorldCat member 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 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon S. Kuznets : April 30, 1901-July 9, 1985 by Robert William Fogel( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member 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 )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member 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
Who gets health care? by Robert William Fogel( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the world, as in the United States, concern is growing about who gets health care. Individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds face distressingly different prospects of living a healthy life. Disparities in various measures of health between the privileged and the deprived still remain wide, despite the long-term tendency toward a healthier society. Some investigators believe the shift in the health care system in industrial countries from the principle of universal access to a more market-oriented system may be one cause of the growing disparities; rising income inequality is another potential culprit. Policy makers worldwide speak of more efficiently delivering essential' health care--but disagree on what counts as essential and on the optimal mix of private and government components of service. After reviewing the economic and epidemiological literature on disparities in health and health care systems, the question of how to define essential' health care is considered. The paper concludes with a discussion of the policy implications of the analysis
Changes in the disparities in chronic disease during the course of the twentieth century by Robert William Fogel( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longitudinal studies support the proposition that the extent and severity of chronic conditions in middle and late ages are to a large extent the outcome of environmental insults at early ages, including in utero. Data from the Early Indicators program project undertaken at the Center for Population Economics suggest that the range of differences in exposure to disease has narrowed greatly over the course of the twentieth century, that age-specific prevalence rates of chronic diseases were much lower at the end of the twentieth century than they were at the beginning of the last century or during the last half of the nineteenth century, and that there has been a significant delay in the onset of chronic diseases over the course of the twentieth century. These trends appear to be related to changes in levels of environmental hazards and in body size. These findings have led investigators to posit a synergism between technological and physiological improvements. This synergism has contributed to reductions in inequality in real income, body size, and life expectancy during the twentieth century
The impact of the Asian miracle on the theory of economic growth by Robert William Fogel( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper, divided into seven sections, considers the development of economic growth theory in light of the spectacular advances of the economies of China, India, and Southeast Asia. Section 1 reviews the debate over the sources of technological change and the measurement of total factor productivity that emerged during the second half of the 1950s. Section 2, "Convergence and Divergence," deals with the closing of the economic gap between the U.S. and other OECD nations that existed after World War II and the increasing economic gap between OECD and Third World nations. Section 3, "The Asian Miracle," describes the new recognition among Western economists that the sustained, very rapid growth in China and Southeast Asia was changing the global economic balance. Section 4, "Endogenous Economic Growth," deals with the work of a group of mainly verbal theorists, including Simon Kuznets and T.W. Schultz, who sought to define social, political, demographic, religious, and ideological conditions that preceded the epoch of modern economic growth, which began in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries. That line of thought was extended by more mathematical economists who studied the invention and modeled the diffusion of new technologies in agriculture (Zvi Griliches) and industry (Edwin Mansfield). Section 5, "Bridges between Two Cohorts of Theorists on Technological Change," compares the work of Griliches, Richard Nelson, and Dale W. Jorgenson, whose quantitative analysis of endogenous technological change spanned the period from the mid-1950s to the new cohort of growth theorists that emerged during the mid- to late-1980s. Section 6, "The Economic Historians," focuses on their investigations of the interrelationships of the evolution of social, economic, and political institutions and on findings about the impact of institutional changes on invention, innovation, the process of technological change, and economic growth. Section 7, "The Impact of the Asian Economic Miracle on Growth Theory," focuses on the theorizing about the likely impact of the rapidly expanding Asian economies on the shaping of the global economy over the next several decades
Empirical economics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Fogel, R. W. 1926-2013

Fogel, Robert W.

Fogel, Robert W. 1926-

Fogel, Robert W. 1926-2013

Fogel, Robert W. (Robert William)

Fogel, Robert W. (Robert William), 1926-2013

Fuge'er, Luobote

Fuge'er, Luobote 1926-2013

Robert Fogel Amerikaans econoom (1926-2013)

Robert Fogel economista, storico e scienziato statunitense

Robert Fogel ekonomista i historyk amerykański, noblista

Robert Fogel US-amerikanischer Ökonom und Nobelpreisträger für Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Robert William Fogel

Robertus Fogel

Роберт Фогель

Робърт Фогел

Фогель, Роберт

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רוברט פוגל

رابرت فوگل

رابرٹ فوگل

روبرت فوغل

রবার্ট ফোগেল

フォーゲル, R.W

フォーゲル, ロバート・W



The fourth great awakening & the future of egalitarianismWhich road to the past? : two views of historyThe changing body : health, nutrition, and human development in the western world since 1700The escape from hunger and premature death, 1700-2100 : Europe, America, and the Third WorldStrategic factors in nineteenth century American economic history : a volume to honor Robert W. Fogel