This Day in Business History: Lisa D. Cook Publishes Her Paper on Violence and Economic Activity

On June 14, 2014, Lisa D. Cook, Professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University, published her paper on the Violence and Economic Activity: Evidence from African American Patents, 1870 to 1940. Through her research she finds that acts of violence caused by political conflict and domestic terrorism negatively affected African American inventor’s ability to successfully register patents for their inventions during 1870 to 1940.

You can find a link to her article available online.