Noel Butlin Lecture

Richard Steckel

Professor Richard Steckel

The Noel Butlin lecture will be given by Professor Richard Steckel of the Department of Economics, Ohio State University.

Professor Steckel’s research specialises in measuring and analysing long-term trends in the standard of living using diverse sources and methodologies, including heights and skeletal remains.  He is a pioneer in the field of anthropometric history, which uses stature and other anthropometric measures to assess health and nutrition in the past.

Professor Steckel teaches courses in American economic history and global economic history, serves on a review panel of the National Institutes of Health, and has been president of the Economic History Association and the Social Science History Association.