Short Bio

Bernard Smith is an Associate Professor of Economics and has been teaching at Drew University since 1986. He earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in Economics) from the University of Florida in 1977 and a PhD. degree in Economics from Yale University in 1989. His teaching interests include Micro- and Macro- Economic Theory, American Economic History, and the Political Economy and History of European Integration. He has also directed Drew semester abroad programs and Drew International seminars in London, UK and Brussels, Belgium.

Research Interests

He is an economic historian with research interests in late 19th century industrial history and labor relations.

Selected Publications/Working Papers

  • “Market Development, Industrial Development: The Case of the American Corset Trade, 1860 1920,”Business History Review, Volume 65, Spring 1991 (Graduate School of
  • Business Administration, Harvard University Press).
  • The Ready-Made Menswear Industry of Rochester, New York 1848-1900″ in A Perfect Fit: The Garment Industry and American Jewry. (Texas Tech University Press 2006)
  • Book review of Fig Leaves and Fortune: A Fashion Company Named Warnaco by John
  • W. Field, which appeared in Business History Review, Spring 1992.