Benjamin Waterhouse

Associate Professor of History and Grauer Scholar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Benjamin Waterhouse studies American politics, political culture, and capitalism in the twentieth century. He is interested in contests between economic groups, including business, labor, and the political class, and how the relationships among them shaped the broader contours of the American political tradition and American economic development. Waterhouse teaches courses on the history of business and economics, politics and political thought, and capitalism. His first book, Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA (Princeton University Press, 2014) explores the role that large, national business associations—and their lobbyists—played in shaping economic policy and conservative politics between the 1960s and the 1990s.

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Committee Service

Kerr Prize Committee (2015 to 2018) (chair 2016 to 2017)
Kerr Prize Committee (2013 to 2014)

Doctoral Colloquium Participation

Doctoral Colloquium 2007, Cleveland, Ohio