William J. Hausman

College of William & Mary

Chancellor Professor of Economics

William J. Hausman is Chancellor Professor of Economics at the College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. He is founding editor (2000-04) of Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History and past President of the Business History Conference (2006-07). He has written extensively on energy history and published, with Mira Wilkins and Peter Hertner, Global Electrification: Multinational Enterprise and International Finance in the History of Light and Power, 1878-2007 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008). He contributed a paper on entrepreneurship in the United States to Youssef Cassis and Ionanna Minoglou, eds., Country Studies in Entrepreneurship (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). His CV is available on his website.

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