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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, he and co-author Stanley Engerman challenged the long-accepted assumption that slavery was inefficient and unprofitable with "Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery."
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited both his work on railroads and slavery when it awarded him the 1993 Nobel Prize for Economics.
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