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The Great Depression and the Current Recession: Similarities and Differences

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Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor at Large of the Institute’s quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, and the University of Economics, Prague. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and Stanford University, and a fellow for the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation.

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Robert Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and editor of The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy. Higgs is the author of eight books, the most recent of which are "Depression, War, and Cold War: Studies in Political Economy" (2006) and "Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government" (2007). Of his five edited or co-edited books, the most recent are "Re-Thinking Green: Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy" (with Carl Close, 2005) and "The Challenge of Liberty: Classical Liberalism Today" (with Carl Close, 2006). A contributor to many scholarly volumes, he is also the author of more than 100 articles and reviews in the professional journals of economics, demography, history, and public policy. Higgs is also an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and Thomas F. Gleed professor of business at Seattle University.