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Economics, Business, and Finance
Betty Jane Schultz Hollender Professor of Economics, Chair of Economics, Business, and Finance, Director of the Border Studies Program
Women Working in Maquiladoras
Child Labor During the British Industrial Revolution
Child Labor in Latin American Countries
Women in the Workforce
Child labor, sweatshop labor, women in the work force, sexual harassment, Mexican-American border issues
PhD Northwestern University
MA Northwestern University
BA summa cum laude, Boston College
Principles of Economics
Child Labor in Latin America
Globalization and its Impact on Rich and Poor
Mexican Women in American Factories: Free Trade and Exploitation on the Border. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2012.
Hard at Work in Factories and Mines: The Economics of Child Labor During the British Industrial Revolution. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1999.
“Children during the Industrial Revolution,” annotated bibliography, Oxford Bibliographies for Childhood Studies, Oxford University Press, online, December 2017.
“Declining Mexican Migration to the United States: Weakening Push and Pull Factors,” working paper for the American Immigration Council, November 2016.
“Regulating Child Labor: The European Experience” in Institutions, Innovation, and Industrialization: Essays in Economic History and Development (2015). New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Co-authored with Simone Wegge of SUNY-Staten Island.
“Una gringa va de casa a casa” in El Arte de la Investigación: Métodos y experiencias en contextos transfronterizos (2014). Mexico City, MX: Ediciones y Gráficos Eón.
“Regulating Child Labor: The European Experience” in Festschrift Conference Proceedings. Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2014.
“Why Countries Use Child Labor to Industrialize?” a chapter in the book, Child Labour’s Historical Past, International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, 2010.
“The Economy,” a chapter in A Cultural History of Childhood and Family, six volume encyclopedia. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
“Child Labor and British Textiles,” in The World of Child Labor. New York: M. E. Sharpe, May 2009.
“Child Labor and the Role of Technology” in the Global Atlas of Child Labor, New York: M.E. Sharpe, May 2009.
“Child Labor” in the Encyclopedia of the Age of the Industrial Revolution: A Global History. Edited by Christine Rider, CT: Greenwood Publishing, Spring 2007.
“The Factory Acts” in the Encyclopedia of the Age of the Industrial Revolution: A Global History. Edited by Christine Rider, CT: Greenwood Publishing, Spring 2007.
“History Repeats Itself: Child Labor in Latin America” in Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Springer, 2006.
“Child Labor” in Grolier Encyclopedia of Victorian Era, Scholastic Inc., Conn., September, 2004.
“Factory Legislation” in Grolier Encyclopedia of Victorian Era, Scholastic Inc., Conn., September, 2004.
“Child Labor” in Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, Oxford University Press, New York, October 2003.
“Children” in Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, Oxford University Press, New York, October 2003.
“Child Labor During the British Industrial Revolution,” in EH.NET Online Encyclopedia of Economic History, Economic History Association, October 2001.
“A Revival of the Pessimist View: Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution,” in Research in Economic History, Volume 18, 1998.
“Sexual Harassment on College Campuses: Evidence from a Small Liberal Arts College,” Social Science Perspectives Journal, Volume 6, No. 3, 1995, pp. 189-205.
“Owner Collusion or Sound Fiscal Management: An Analysis of Recent Events in Baseball’s Labor Market,” with Robert Baade, Journal of Sports Law, Volume 1, No. 1, 1991.
“The Changing Nature of Child Labor: Cottage Industry to Factory Work,” Social Science Perspectives Journal, Volume 1, No. 3, 1987, pp. 146-159.
“The Industrial Revolution and Its Effects on the Market for Child Labor,” in The Cliometrics Conference Proceedings, Miami University, May 1984, pp. 1-86 (as Carolyn T. Crane).
“The Role of Child Labor During Industrialization: A Comparative Analysis for Europe” at the Liberal Arts Colleges Economic History Workshop, Mount Holyoke College, MA, February 2018.
“Antagonists vs. Working Children’s Groups in Latin America: Is Abolition of Child Labor a Shared Goal?” International Workshop on Child Labour, Cologne, Germany, December 2017.
“Border Enforcement, Change in Mexico, and the US Labor Market,” Academic Convening on Border and Immigration Issues, El Paso, TX, April 2016.
“The US-Mexican Border: Fancy Factories and Dilapidated Dwellings,” Presentation for Lake Forest Reads: Ragsdale 2014, Lake Forest Library, October 2014.
“Telling the Stories of Women Working in the Maquiladoras,” Faculty Talk, Tri-Delta Sorority, Lake Forest College, December 2012.
“NAFTA and Exploitation on the U.S.-Mexican Border,” Faculty Lecture Series, Cleveland Young, Lake Forest College, November 2012.
“Regulating Child Labor: The European Experience,” Economic History Workshop, Northwestern University, Evanston, September 2011.
“Regulating Child Labor: The European Experience,” with Simone Wegge, Festschrift Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, June 2011.
“The Myths and Facts About Immigration,” Patty Turner Senior Center, Deerfield,IL, September 2009.
“Economic Progress: The Industrial Revolution to American Outsourcing,” with Amanda Felkey, Faculty Luncheon Series, Lake Forest College, Fall 2008.
“NAFTA and Free Trade: An Economic Perspective,” Global Initiative Chicago, “Panel Discussion of Free Trade and NAFTA,” Harold Washington College, Chicago, January 2007.
“Why Do Countries Use Children to Industrialize?” International Conference on ‘Child Labour’s Global Past: 1500-2000,’ Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2006.
Oxford Round Table, “Diversity,” Oxford University, UK, March 2006.
“The Struggles of Mexican Maquiladora Workers,” Faculty Symposium, Lake Forest College, October 2004.
“The Role of Child Labor in European Industrialization: The Case of Britain, Belgium and Germany,” Harvard University Economic History Seminar, March 2004.
“Are Students Learning? How Do We Assess What Goes on in Our Classrooms?” presented at Loyola University for the Teaching Excellence Committee of the SBA, Chicago, March 2001.
“Enhancing Student Learning: Ways to be More Effective Teachers,” presented at National Social Science Association Conference, New Orleans, November 1998.
“Child Labor in Developing Countries: Is History Repeating Itself?” presented at Department of Economics Fall Seminar at Loyola University, Chicago, September 1998.
“Tax Cuts, Welfare Reform, and Balanced Budgets: Where is the Economy Heading?” presented at The Issues - A Fall 1996 Current Event Series sponsored by the Women’s Board, Lake Forest, October 1996.
“Sexual Harassment on College Campuses: Evidence from a Small Liberal Arts College,” presented at the National Social Science Association Meetings, New Orleans, November 1994.
“The Demand for Child Labor in Mining During the Industrial Revolution,” presented at the Economic History Workshop at University of Chicago, Hyde Park, October 1994.
“Biased Technological Change and the Demand for Child Labour,” presented at the Economic History Workshop at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, October 1993.
“Child Labour in the Industrial Revolution,” presented at the Seminar in Modern Economic and Social History at All Souls College, Oxford University, United Kingdom, October 1993.
“Married Women in the Home or in the Market: A Statistical Analysis of Women in Great Britain in 1851,” presented at Northwestern University Economic History Workshop, Evanston, June 1989.
Awards and Honors
Outstanding Advisor Award, Lake Forest College, 2017
The Great Teacher Award, Lake Forest College, 2015
The Mojekwu Award, Lake Forest College, 2013
Betty Jane Schultz Hollender Professor of Economics, 2005
The Great Teacher Award, Lake Forest College, 2004
Jonathan R. T. Hughes Teaching Prize in Economic History, Economic History Association, 2001.
Distinguished Teaching and Service to Students, Northwestern University, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, 2000.
Trustee Award for Campus Leadership and Teaching Excellence, Lake Forest College, 1997.
The Great Teacher Award, Lake Forest College, 1995.
The Great Teacher Award, Lake Forest College, 1989.
Summa Cum Laude, Boston College, 1979.
Phi Beta Kappa, Boston College, 1979.
Alice Bournoff Economics Award, Boston College, 1979.
Omicron Delta Epsilon, Boston College, 1979.