Distinguished Professor Emeritus;
- Ph.D., Cornell University, February 1967
- Pre-doctoral guest scholar, Brookings Institution, 1965–1966
- A.B., Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1962.
Peter Lindert has expertise in economic history and public economics. He is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).
Professor Lindert studies the causes and effects of modern fiscal redistribution; and the history of inequality, political voice and economic growth.
** Peter H. Lindert. 2021. Making Social Spending Work. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
** Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson. 2016. Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
** Jan Bakija, Lane Kenworthy, Peter Lindert, and Jeffrey Madrick, 2016. How Big Should Our Government Be? Berkeley: University of California Press.
** "Private Welfare and the Welfare State". In Larry Neal and Jeffrey. G. Williamson (eds.), The Cambridge History of Capitalism: Volume 2: The Spread of Capitalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, Chapter 14, pp. 464-500.
** Peter H. Lindert and Steven Nafziger. 2014. “Russian Inequality on the Eve of Revolution”. Journal of Economic History 74, 3 (September): 767-798.
** Peter H. Lindert and Jeffrey G. Williamson. "American Incomes before and after the Revolution". Journal of Economic History 73, 3 (September 2013): 725-765.
** Branko Milanovic, Jeffrey G. Williamson, and Peter H. Lindert. 2011. “Preindustrial Inequality.” 2011. Economic Journal 121 (March): 255-272.
** Sun Go and Peter H. Lindert. “The Uneven Rise of American Public Schools to 1850.” 2010. Journal of Economic History 70, 1 (March): 1-26.
** Growing Public: Social Spending and Economic Growth since the Eighteenth Century. Two Volumes. Cambridge University Press, 2004.Translations to other languages: (a) Välfädsstatens expansion (in Swedish, 2005), (b) Spesa sociale e crescita (in Italian, 2007), (c) El ascenso del sector público (in Spanish, 2011).
Translations to other languages: (a) Välfädsstatens expansion (in Swedish, 2005), (b) Spesa sociale e crescita (in Italian, 2007), (c) El ascenso del sector público (in Spanish, 2011).
** Download the “cv” for a fuller list of scholarly works.
- Co-recipient (with Jeffrey G. Williamson), the Economic History Association’s biennial Gallman-Parker Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Data Set Creation, September 2019.
- The Economic History Association created and funded The Lindert-Williamson Prize for an outstanding book in global, African, Asian, Australian, and/or South American economic history, 2019.
- 5th Angus Maddison Development Lecture, OECD, Paris, 3 October 2017.
- Fellow, Cliometric Society, elected 2014
- Several other keynote lectures since 2010.
- Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History, awarded by the Economic History Association, 2007.
- Two book prizes for Growing Public: (1) The 2005 Allan Sharlin Prize, for the Best Book in Social Science History in 2004, awarded by the Social Science History Association; and (2) the Gyorgy Ranki Prize for the Best Book in European Economic History 2003 and 2004 (for Growing Public), awarded by the Economic History Association.
- Sir John Hicks Lecture, Oxford, 13 May 2005.
- President of the Economic History Association, 2001-2002.
- UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement, 1999
- UC Davis, Academic Senate, Distinguished Teaching Award, 1995
- Inaugural Thomas Mayer Award for Distinguished Teaching in Economics, December 1994