William A. Fischel

Professor of Economics
The Robert C. 1925 and Hilda Hardy Professor of Legal Studies

I have been a professor in Dartmouth’s Department of Economics since 1973. The courses I teach are Economics 2 (survey for nonmajors) and Economics 38 (Urban and Land Use). Unlike most other economists, I have relied primarily on sole-author books to develop my scholarship. Their common theme holds that local governments should be thought of as rational economic agents rather than passive “creatures of the state.”

603-646-2940
Rockefeller 324
HB 6106
Department(s): 
Economics
Education: 
B.A. Amherst College, 1967
Ph.D. Princeton University, 1973

Works in progress

"More Phones, Less Crime: Evidence that Cell Phones Caused the Great Urban Crime Reduction".  Last updated: July 15, 2015