William J. Hausman

Chancellor Professor of Economics

Fields: Economic History
Email: [[wjhaus]]
Office (Phone): Tyler 335 (757-221-2381)

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B.A., College of William & Mary
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Illinois


Will Hausman received his B.A. degree from William & Mary in 1971 and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1976. He was a research student at the London School of Economics in 1975. In 1981 he returned to William & Mary and now is Chancellor Professor of Economics. Will is an economic and business historian who has published a book and several articles on the British coal industry and numerous articles on the history of the U.S. electric utility industry. He is editor of Business and Economic History On-Line, the proceedings journal of the Business History Conference. He was also the Conference's president in 2006-07. His research continues to focus on the economic history of the electric utility industry. He teaches courses in statistics and in economic, business, and public policy history.