University of California, Riverside


Richard Sutch

Richard Sutch

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4103 Sproul Hall
Phone: (951) 827-1589
Fax: (951) 827-5685


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Economics
  • B.A., University of Washington, Economics


  • Historical Perspectives on Economic Policy Issues Economics and Demography of Aging Immigration
  • Economics of Slavery and Reconstruction


  • Roger L. Ransom and Richard Sutch, One Kind of Freedom: The Economic Impact of Emancipation, Second Edition: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Susan B. Carter and Richard Sutch. “Historical Perspectives on the Economic Consequences of Immigration into the United States” in Charles Hirschman, Philip Kasinitz, and Joshua DeWind, eds., The Handbook of International Migration: The American Experience. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1999.
  • Susan B. Carter and Richard Sutch. "Myth of the Industrial Scrap Heap: A Revisionist View of Turn-of-the-Century American Retirement." Journal of Economic History 56(March 1996): 5-38.
  • Roger L. Ransom and Richard Sutch. "The Labor of Older Americans: Retirement of Men On and Off the Job, 1870-1937." Journal of Economic History 46 (March 1986): 1-30.
  • Roger L. Ransom and Richard Sutch. "Capitalists Without Capital: The Burden of Slavery and the Impact of Emancipation," with Roger L. Ransom. Agricultural History 62 (Summer 1988). Reprinted in Morton Rothstein and Daniel Field, editors, Quantitative Studies in Agrarian History, Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1993: 130-157. Russian Translation reprinted in Ivan Kovalchenko and Valery A. Tishkov, editors, Agrarian Evolution in Russia and the United States in the XIX-early XX Century, Moscow: Nauka, 1991: 173-200.
  • Reckoning With Slavery: A Critical Study in the Quantitative History of American Negro Slavery, with Paul A. David, Herbert G. Gutman, Peter Temin, and Gavin Wright, and with an Introduction by Kenneth M. Stampp. Hardcover and paperback editions. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976: xvi, 398.
  • "The Profitability of Ante Bellum Slavery -- Revisited." Southern Economic Journal 31 (April 1965): 365-377. Reprinted in Hugh G. J. Aitken, editor, Did Slavery Pay? Readings in the Economics of Black Slavery in the United States, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971: 221-241. Reprinted in Paul Finkelman, editor, Articles on American Slavery, Eighteen Volumes, Volume 10, Economics, Industrialization, Urbanization and Slavery, New York: Garland Press, 1989: 527-545.

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University of California, Riverside
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Department of Economics
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