Staff profile

Ranjit Dighe

Professor


Contact

416 Mahar
315.312.3484
ranjit.dighe@oswego.edu

Office hours

Mon/Tues/Wed 1:45 - 2:45

Research

Business support for Prohibition and its repeal; Wage stickiness in the interwar U.S; The  arrival of Keynesian economics in America.

Special interests:

  • American economic history
  • macro and monetary economics
  • sports economics

Publications

  • “The U.S. Business Press and Prohibition.”  Social History of Alcohol and Drugs, 2008.  Also presented at Economic and Business Historical Society conference, April 2007; SUNY-Oswego Economics Department Workshop, May 2007; Canadian Economic Association conference, June 2007; Fourth International Alcohol and Drug History Conference, August 2007; and Dalhousie University Department of Economics Seminar, November 2007. 
  • “The Fable of the Allegory: The Wizard of Oz in Economics: Comment.”  Journal of Economic Education 38(3): 318-24 (Summer 2007).
  • “Reversal of Fortune: The Rockefellers and the Decline of Business Support for Prohibition.”  Essays in Economic and Business History 24 (2006).  Also presented at Economic and Business Historical Society conference, April 2005.
  • "Efficiency Wages, Insiders and Outsiders, and the Great Depression," Essays in Economic and Business History 21 (2003).  Also presented at Eastern Economic Association conference, March 2002, and Economic and Business Historical Society conference, April 2002.
  • The Historian's Wizard of Oz:  Reading L. Frank Baum's Classic as a Political and Monetary Allegory.  Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2002.
  • "Oz, Populism, and Intent," Essays in Economic and Business History 20 (2002).  Also presented at Economic and Business Historical Society conference, April 2001.
  • "Wage Rigidity in the Great Depression: Truth? Consequences?" Research in Economic History 17 (1997).

Conferences

  • “Reading L. Frank Baum's Classic as a Political and Monetary Allegory,” WestportREADS 2008, Westport Public Library, Westport, CT, March 2008.
  • “Six Degrees of L. Frank Baum,” in “A New Look at Oz” panel, The Wonderful Weekend of Oz, Fayetteville, NY, October 2007.
  • "Silver Shoes on a Yellow Brick Road:  Was 'The Wizard of Oz' Really About Politics and Economics?", Syracuse Stage, December 2003, and LeMoyne College, September 2004.
  • Book presentation: The Historian’s Wizard of Oz, Lunchtime at the Library series, Friends of the Library, Oswego, NY, 2002.

Awards and honors

  • SUNY-Oswego Faculty International Travel Grants, 2007, 2008
  • Oswego Joint Labor/Management Committee for Professional Development and Quality of Work Life Grant, 2005
  • Hagley Museum and Library Grants-in-Aid, 2004, 2005
  • Rockefeller Archive Center Grant-in-Aid, 2004
  • SUNY-Oswego Faculty Enhancement Grants, 1999 (course development), 2004 (research)

Education

Ph.D., economics, Yale University, 1998
BA, Honors in economics, Oberlin College, 1987