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Robert Barde is deputy director and academic coordinator of the Institute of Business and Economic Research at the University of California, Berkeley. He is coauthor, with Susan Carter and Richard Sutch, of the chapter on immigration in Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition (2005). His article “The Life and Death of the China Mail Steamship Company” won the 2004 Karl Kortum Award in Maritime History from the San Francisco National Maritime Museum.

Gustavo J. Bobonis is assistant professor of economics at the University of Toronto. His research concerns the economic determinants and implications of gender relations in developing countries as well as child health and education policy.

William J. Collins is associate professor of economics at Vanderbilt University and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Matthew Gunning is a doctoral candidate in political science at Emory University. His dissertation concerns the effects of the emergence of two-party competition on state legislative politics in the American South.

Mary Jo Maynes is professor and chair of history at the University of Minnesota. Her recent publications include “Family History as World History,” with Ann Waltner, in Women’s and Gender History in Global Perspective, ed. Bonnie Smith (2004); “Gender, Labor, and the History of Globalization: European Spinsters in the International Textile Industry, 1750–1880,” Journal of Women’s History (2004); and Secret Gardens, Satanic Mills: Placing Girls in European History, coedited with Birgitte Søland and Christina Benninghaus (2005).

Adam D. Sheingate is assistant professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University. He is author of The Rise of the Agricultural Welfare State: [End Page 165] Institutions and Interest Group Power in the United States, France, and Japan (2001) as well as articles and book chapters on American political development and comparative public policy.

Joanna Short is assistant professor of economics at Augustana College. Her research examines the evolution of savings strategies and retirement planning in nineteenth-century America.

Randall Strahan is associate professor of political science at Emory University. His research focuses on the U.S. Congress. His recent publications include “Personal Motives, Constitutional Forms, and the Public Good: Madison on Political Leadership,” in James Madison: The Theory and Practice of Republican Government, ed. Samuel Kernell (2003); and “The Gingrich Effect,” with Daniel J. Palazzolo, Political Science Quarterly (2004).

Richard L. Vining Jr. is a doctoral candidate in political science at Emory University. His primary research interests lie in the politics of the U.S. federal judiciary and interactions between the courts and other institutions.

Takakazu Yamagishi is a doctoral candidate in political science at Johns Hopkins University. His dissertation examines how World War II affected the development of health insurance policy in the United States and Japan. He has coauthored an article on U.S. health policy in Shakai Seisaku Kenkyū (Studies in Social Policy). [End Page 166]



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