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William Becker

William Becker

Title: Professor of History and International Affairs

Department: Strategic Management and Public Policy

Address: Funger Hall, Suite 615A

Phone: (202) 994-6052


Degrees: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1969

B.A., Muhlenberg College, 1964

Area of Expertise: Business History; Business and Public Policy; History of the International Economy

Publications: The State, the Market, and the Export-Import Bank of the United States, 1934-2000, with William M. McClenahan, Jr. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

The Voice of the Market: 50 Years of the National Petroleum Council, with William M. McClenahan, Jr. and Joseph A Pratt., Texas A&M Press, 2001.

“Postwar Anti-Trust Policy, Corporate Strategy, and International Competitiveness,” in Power and Competitiveness. ed. Hideaki Hyagima. Oxford, 1999.

Professional Activities: Consultant, The World Bank; Chairman, NASA History Office Advisory Board; Editor of Series, “Business, Society, and the State,” University of North Carolina Press.

Current Research: History of 20th-century American Management; Economic Policy in the Eisenhower Administration.