Frank D. Lewis
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Canada K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2290
Fax: (613) 533-6668
I received my B.A. at McGill and my M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Rochester. I have been on the faculty at Queen's since 1972. I also was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia (1977-78, 1986), Stanford (1979-80), the Australian
National University (1987), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1994 and 2004). My research has been in the area of Economic History, focusing mainly but not exclusively on Canada. In recent years Ann Carlos and I have been working on the fur trade of the Hudson Bay Region
where our focus has been the aboriginal role.
(see attached Curriculum Vitae [pdf])
Human Capital and Institutions: A Long-Run View, co-edited with David Eltis and Kenneth Sokoloff (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
“Compensation and the Abandoned Property of the 1948 Palestinian Refugees: Assessment and Implications,” Explorations in Economic History, vol. 44 (2007), pp. 523-37.
“Slave Prices, the African Slave Trade and Productivity in Eighteenth Century South Carolina: A Reassessment, “ Journal of Economic History, vol. 66 (2006), pp.1054-65 (with David Eltis and David Richardson).
“Property Rights in the Region of Hudson Bay: A Case Study of the Eighteenth-Century Cree,” in Self-Determination: The Other Path for Native Americans, eds. Terry L. Anderson, Bruce L. Benson and Tom Flanagan (Stanford University Press, 2006) (with Ann Carlos).
“Slave Prices, the African Slave Trade and Productivity in the Caribbean: 1674-1807,” Economic History Review, vol. 58 (2005), pp. 673-700 (with David Eltis and David Richardson).
"The Transition from Slavery to Freedom: A Life-Cycle Approach Applied to the United States and Guadelopue," in Slavery in the Development of the Americas, edited by David Eltis, Frank Lewis, and Kenneth Sokoloff (Cambridge University Press, 2004), pp. 150-77.
Slavery in the Development of the Americas, co-edited with David Eltis and Kenneth Sokoloff (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Commerce by a Frozen Sea: Native Americans and the European Fur Trade, with Ann Carlos (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming).
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