Authors: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Robert Fogel
CHICAGO (AP) - A Nobel Prize-winning University of Chicago economist whose work on the economics of slavery triggered a furious national debate has died.
In a statement, the university says Robert Fogel died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 86.
Fogel wrote 22 books - the last one published in April. He first came to prominence in academic circles in the 1960s when he concluded that railroads weren't as important to the nation's economy as was widely believed.
In the 1970s,...