Erik Craft
Associate Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)
Economic History Association
American Economics Association
Institutional Service
Organize Lecture, Berry Lecture in Economic History. (March 2010 - Present).

Committee Member, PPEL Advisory Board. (August 2011 - Present).

Committee Member, Fellowship Advisory Committee. (January 2011 - Present).

University Faculty Secretary, Secretary. (September 2009 - Present).

Committee Member, First-Year Seminars Committee. (August 17, 2011 - May 7, 2012).

Committee Member, Planning and Priorities Committee. (August 17, 2011 - May 7, 2012).
Selected Publications

Erik D. Craft, James W. Monks, The Postbellum Demand for Cotton Revisited, Explorations in Economic History, 2008, 199-206

Erik D. Craft, Robert M Schmidt, An Analysis of the Effects of Vehicle Property Taxes on Vehicle Demand, National Tax Journal, 2005, 697-720

Erik D. Craft, The Demand for Vanity (Plates): Elasticities, Revenue Maximization, and Deadweight Loss, Contemporary Economic Policy, 2002, 133-44

Erik D. Craft, Private Weather Organizations and the Founding of the United States Weather Bureau, Journal of Economic History, 1999, 1063-71

Erik D. Craft, The Value of Weather Information Services for Nineteenth Century Great Lakes Shipping, American Economic Review, 1998, 1059-76

B.A., St. Lawrence University 1986
Mathematics and Economics
Ph.D., University of Chicago 1995
Contact Information
278 Queally
(804) 287-6573
(804) 289-8878 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Economic History of the National Weather Service
Sex Ratios
Traffic Citations