Rainer Lutz Bauer is associate professor and chair of the Department of Human Development at California State University, Hayward. He is a cultural anthropologist. His research focuses largely on household and family, social inequality, and local politics in rural Spanish Galicia. He has published articles on inheritance practices, parent-child relationships, and changing representations of place, community, and character. He is currently writing on the changing uses, legal status, and cultural significance of village commons over the past two centuries.
Siddharth Chandra is associate professor of economics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. His recent research includes quantitative studies on drug consumption and on racial and ethnic economic inequality and its impact on society in late-colonial Asia and has appeared in the journal Indonesia, the Journal of Economic History, and Explorations in Economic History. He is also working on applications of portfolio theory from finance to the analysis of economic growth and instability (in economics), democracy (in political science), and self theory (in social psychology).
William J. Collins is an associate professor of economics at Vanderbilt University, the Model-Okun Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution (2003–4), and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His recent research centers on twentieth-century racial disparities in labor market, housing market, and health outcomes.
Angela Williams Foster is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on racial disparities, particularly in housing and housing-related outcomes. Her research also addresses affordable housing and fair housing at the county and neighborhood levels, including a study of affordable housing supply and demand in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and a housing market [End Page 333] analysis for Braddock, Pennsylvania. The Braddock study also assessed overall housing demand for households of mixed income levels. Her research uses quantitative and qualitative methods, including statistical analysis, focus groups, and interviews. Her most recent research assesses how households of various income levels traverse the homeownership process.
Wayne A. Grove is associate professor of economics at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. His current economic history work focuses on technology choice and diffusion in the post–World War II U.S. cotton economy, an example of an industry in transition from labor-intensive to capital-intensive production. He also has a series of empirical papers about undergraduate student learning and about the search for talent in higher education.
Craig Heinicke is professor of economics at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio, and a 2004–5 visiting scholar at the Center for Study of Public Choice, George Mason University. His published work reflects his research interests in labor markets, the African American family and institutions in the southern United States, and African American migration covering the post–World War II period.
Amy E. Hillier is the research director at the Cartographic Modeling Laboratory and a lecturer in the Urban Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the application of geographic information systems and spatial statistical methods to urban issues, including housing affordability, housing discrimination, and public health. Her dissertation investigated the impact of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation on redlining in Philadelphia.
Thomas N. Maloney is associate professor of economics at the University of Utah. His current research focuses on black migration and labor market outcomes in the 1910s. His recently published articles on these topics have appeared in Economic Inquiry (2002) and Social Science History (2002). [End Page 334]