Professor Williamson is the Laird Bell Professor of Economics, emeritus, Harvard University and Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Economics. President of the Economic History Association (1994-1995) and Chairman of Harvard’s Economics Department (1997-2000), specialist in economic history, development, and trade, he has published more than thirty books and 200 articles. His most recent books are: The Spread of Modern Manufacturing to the Periphery since 1870 (2017 Oxford: ed. with Kevin O’Rourke); Has Latin American Inequality Changed Direction? (Springer 2017: ed. with Luis Bértola); Unequal Gains: American Growth and Inequality since 1700 (Princeton 2016: with Peter Lindert); The Cambridge History of Capitalism (Cambridge 2014: ed. with Larry Neal); and Trade and Poverty: When the Third World Fell Behind (MIT 2011).