David Landes#

David Landes
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:dlandes 'at' harvard.edu
Membership Number:1759
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Positions Held

David Landes passed away August 18, 2013.

  • 1996 - Present Harvard University, Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics, Emeritus
  • 1984-1992 Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, Harvard University
  • 1950 -1953 Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows, Harvard University

Fields of Scholarship
  • International economic development through the lens of a historian

Honours and Awards
  • 2000 First Laureate, Prix European du Livre d’Economie, for The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor
  • 2004 Leonardo da Vinci Prize, Society for the History of Technology, for research in the history of technology and engineering
  • Honorary Memberships, Learned Societies: National Academy of Science; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Philosophical Society; British Academy; Royal Historical Society; Koninklijke Academie van Belgie; Accademia dei Lincei

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