Author

Thomas Weiss

Thomas Weiss

Thomas Weiss is emeritus professor of economics at the University of Kansas and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was co-editor of the Journal of Economic History and is a past president of the Economic History Association. He has published on a variety of topics in U.S. economic history, such as the growth of the service industries in the United States, industrialization in the antebellum South, economic growth before 1860, economic growth in the British North American colonies, and most recently on the economic history of tourism and the dining history of James Bond.

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Police clash with supporters of President Donald Trump during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. (Alex Kent/Tennessee Lookout)

What the Big Lie and Jan. 6 insurrection have to do with Kansas values

By: - September 22, 2022

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Thomas Weiss is emeritus professor of economics at the University of Kansas and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.  When former Kansas […]

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On Build Back Better, Kansans deserve better from their representatives

By: - December 15, 2021

The Kansas Reflector welcomes opinion pieces from writers who share our goal of widening the conversation about how public policies affect the day-to-day lives of people throughout our state. Thomas Weiss is emeritus professor of economics at the University of Kansas and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.  What a surprise. […]