Skip to Main Content

David F. Mitch

  Ph.D., University of Chicago

DavidProfessor, Economics
Department Chair



Contact Information

Office: Public Policy 337
Phone: 410-455-2157

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

American and European Economic History.

Recent/Selected Publications

“A Year of Transition: Faculty Recruiting at Chicago in 1946,”  Journal of Political Economy, Volume 124, No.6, December, 2016: 1714-1734.

“Schooling for All via Financing by Some:  Perspectives from Early Modern and Victorian England,” Special Issue of Paedagogica Historica, Vol.LII, Number IV, August, 2016: 325-348.

Roderick Floud, Santhi Hejeebu, and David Mitch eds. Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History, University of Chicago Press, 2017.

“Morality versus Money: Friedrich Hayek’s move to the University of Chicago” in Robert Leeson ed. Hayek: Biographical Studies Palgrave MacMillan, 2015, pp.215-255.

“Centralization versus Decentralization” Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance, Dominic Brewer and Lawrence O. Picus editors, SAGE Publications, 2014.

“Economic History of Education” in Robert Whaples and Randall Parker eds. Handbook of Modern Economic History. Routledge. 2013, pp.247-264.

“Economic History in Departments of Economics: The Case of the University of Chicago, 1892 to the Present.” Social Science History. Vol.35, No.2, Summer, 2011: 237-271.


(For a complete list of publications, see Curriculum Vitae)