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Martha Paas

Martha Paas

  • Wadsworth A. Williams Professor of Economics, Emerita, Economics

Education & Professional History

Randolph-Macon Women's College, BA 1967

Bryn Mawr College, PhD. 1979

At Carleton since 1976

Fulbright Senior Research Fellow, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany 1992-3

Member of High Table, Kings College, Cambridge, 1988

Highlights & Recent Activity

The Kipper and Wipper Inflation 1619-23. An Economic History with Contemporary Broadsheets, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012

Why Can't America Deliver on Health Care Reform?, with James Krause, M.D., Medical Economics, March, 2012

Organizations & Scholarly Affiliations

Economic History Society

Economic History Association

Royal Economic Society

Global Team for Local Initiatives, Vice President of Board


As Listed on Department Faculty Pages


Martha Paas (Ph.D. Bryn Mawr), Wadsworth A. Williams Professor of Economics, is a macroeconomist with special interests in European economic history and Health care economics. She has lectured and written widely on the economic history of early modern Germany and on income inequality and health care reform. Martha has a new book with Yale University Press: The  Kipper and Wipper Inflation, 1619-23:An Economic History with Contemporary Broadsheets. She has held several grants and fellowships, most recently a Senior Research Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Erlandgen-Nuremberg. Martha is the architect of the annual Carleton Seminar in Economics held at Cambridge University, England, which she began in 1983. She has been a member of High Table at King’s College, Cambridge.

See Martha Paas’s Retirement Page

Profile updated June 9, 2014

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