A Book Authored by

a Distinguished Academic Scholar

& Teacher

A New Perspective on "Cliometric Narrative" of the First World War & Its Aftermath

Roger L. Ransom

War & Economics in the Modern World

Roger Ransom

I received my B.A. in economics from Reed College in 1959 and my Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1963.

I taught in the departments of economics at the University of Virginia and the University of California, Berkley, before coming to the University of California, Riverside, in the fall of 1968.

In 1984 I moved from the Department of Economics to the Department of History at UCR.

I was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1987-88, and I was President of the Economic History Association in 2004-05. I won the UC Riverside award for Distinguished Teaching in 2003 and the Distinguished Humanist Lecturer Award in 2005.

I was awarded the 2015-16 Edward Dixon Emeritus Professor at the University of California, Riverside.

Cambridge University Press has published my latest book: Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear and the Tragedy of the First World War. It is part of a larger project that deals with the chaos created by two world wars and the Great Depression.

Roger Ransom

Confidence, Fear, and the Tragedy of The First World War
is an economic historian’s narrative of the military and economic impact of the war from its outbreak in 1914 through the last of the of through the last of the interstate wars following the Treaty of Versailles.