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Sundstrom, William

William A. Sundstrom

Professor, Economics


Professor Sundstrom teaches courses in data analysis and econometrics; the economics of race, ethnicity, and gender; economic history; economics of the environment; and MBA microeconomics.

Professor Sundstrom's research interests include poverty and inequality, the economic history of labor markets, education, and related institutions, and the economics of race and gender. Recent research projects include the determinants of food and water insecurity and the impact of climate change in rural Central America, the causes and effects of public libraries in the United States, and patterns of poverty in the Silicon Valley region and the effectiveness of local antipoverty initiatives.

He has published articles in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Information and Culture, Global Environmental Change, and World Development. He is co-editor of the book, History Matters: Essays on Economic Growth, Technology, and Demographic Change (Stanford University Press).

Professor Sundstrom served as President of the Santa Clara University Faculty Senate during the 2017-18 academic year.

Education
Ph.D. in Economics, Stanford University
B.A. in Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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