University of Virginia
John A. James is a Professor of Economics and History at the University of Virginia. He has taught economic history there since 1973, having served as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and now full Professor. He has a B.A. from Rice University and a Ph.D. in economics from MIT which was awarded in 1974. Along the way he has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford as well as a member of several editorial boards and professional committees. He has written on topics in American, European, and Japanese economic history with a primary interest in money and finance and the evolution of economic institutions. His interests include eating, drinking, sleeping, and opera.