Erik Craft

Associate Professor of Economics and Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL)

Selected Publications


Erik D. Craft, James W. Monks, The Postbellum Demand for Cotton Revisited, Explorations in Economic History, 2008, 199-206

Erik D. Craft, Robert M Schmidt, An Analysis of the Effects of Vehicle Property Taxes on Vehicle Demand, National Tax Journal, 2005, 697-720

Erik D. Craft, The Demand for Vanity (Plates): Elasticities, Revenue Maximization, and Deadweight Loss, Contemporary Economic Policy, 2002, 133-44

Erik D. Craft, Private Weather Organizations and the Founding of the United States Weather Bureau, Journal of Economic History, 1999, 1063-71

Erik D. Craft, The Value of Weather Information Services for Nineteenth Century Great Lakes Shipping, American Economic Review, 1998, 1059-76


B.A., St. Lawrence University 1986
Mathematics and Economics

Ph.D., University of Chicago 1995

Contact Information

278 Queally
(804) 287-6573
(804) 289-8878 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Economic History of the National Weather Service
Sex Ratios
Traffic Citations