Member of Hoover IP² Working Group Steering Committee

Naomi R. Lamoreaux, the Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics and History at Yale University and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, has taught at Brown and UCLA. She wrote The Great Merger Movement in American Business, 1895–1904 and Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections, and Economic Development in Industrial New England, edited five books, and published scores of articles on business, economic, and financial history. Her current research interests include patenting and the market for technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the United States, business organizational forms and contractual freedom in the United States and Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the public/private distinction in US history, and the rise and decline of innovative regions. Lamoreaux was president of the Business History Conference and the Economic History Association and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Updated July 10, 2014