BA, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Amherst 1967; MA, PhD University of Pennsylvania 1968, 1971
St. Joseph's College 1970, Cornell University 1972-78, University of Pennsylvania 1979, Wayne State University 1980-1990
American economic history, European economic history, history of economic thought, economic development, population economics
Fertility and mortality in the United States and Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, the mortality decline in Germany since 1850, consumer and housing demand in the U.S. and Europe since the late 19th century, demographic and economic change in Massachusetts and New York State in the 19th and 20th centuries, aging and labor force activity
- Historical Statistics of the United States. Millennial Edition. (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2006). 5 volumes. (Editor in Chief with Susan B. Carter, Scott Sigmund Gartner, Alan L. Olmstead, Richard Sutch, and Gavin Wright.)
- A Population History of North America. (NY: Cambridge University Press, 2000). (Co-edited with Richard H. Steckel.)
- Fatal Years: Child Mortality in Late Nineteenth-Century America. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991). (Samuel H. Preston & Michael R. Haines).
- Fertility and Occupation: Population Patterns in Industrialization. (New York: Academic Press,1979).
- Economic-Demographic Interrelations in Developing Agricultural Regions: A Case Study of Prussian Upper Silesia,1840-1914. (New York: Arno Press, 1978).
Articles & Chapters:
- Seventeen book chapters; nine encyclopedia articles; 33 refereed journal articles (Journal of Economic History, Demography, Population Studies, Explorations in Economic History, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Family History, Research in Economic History, Social Science History, Historical Methods, Annales de demographie historique, The History of the Family); four review articles; five refereed papers in conference proceedings
"Economic-Demographic Interrelations in Developing Agricultural Regions: A Case Study of Prussian Upper Silesia, 1840-1914" (University of Pennsylvania, 1971)
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (also member of the Development of the American Economy Program and Program co-chair, DAE Summer Institute, 1991 and 1992); one of five editors in chief, Millennial Edition of Historical Statistics of the United States; Social Science History Association (President 1998/1999; Board of Directors, 1983-85; Treasurer, 1985-98; Nominating Committee, 1986-88; Program Committee for annual meetings, 1980-81); Research Associate Professor, School of Public and Urban Policy, University of Pennsylvania 1979-80; Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center, The University of Michigan (1990-present); Economic History Association (Committee for Research in Economic History 1989-93; Committee on Research Archives and Data Bases, 1990-94, 1998-present); Program Committee for annual meetings, 1987-88; Consultant, National Institutes of Health (1981-84, 1990, 1991, 1993-2000); Board of Editors, Journal of Economic History (1987-91); Board of Editors, Historical Methods (1986-88); Board of Editors, The Cliometrics Society (Explorations in Economic History, 1988-96); Board of Editors, Social Science History
Grants: National Institutes of Health NICHHD 1974-77; 1978-82; 1980-83; 1989-93, NIA 1994-97; NSF, 2001-2005; research grant, Wayne State University 1987-89; Woodrow Wilson Fellowship 1967-68; Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship 1968-71; Foreign Area Fellowship 1971-72; Phi Beta Kappa