John Wallis

John Wallis, is the Mancur Olson Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. John researches the interaction of economic and political development, particularly in the case of the United States. His primary interest is in understanding why governments behave the way they do, with particular emphasis on the kinds of government policies that promote or retard economic development by applying tools of economic analysis, quantitative and theoretical, to the history of American government. Since the early 1990s, John has worked towards understanding early American government and the critical decades of the 1830s and 1840s.

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