William J. Collins
William J. Collins

Terence E. Adderley Jr. Professor of Economics

Vanderbilt University

William Collins is an economic historian whose research concentrates on 20th century labor markets and cities. His recent work has studied inter-regional migration, racial disparities in earnings and educational attainment, and urban renewal programs. Professor Collins is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In the past, he has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers.

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