Douglas J. Puffert

B.A. University of Washington
Dipl.C.S. Regent College (Vancouver)
Ph.D. Stanford University 

Teaching Areas

Selected Recent Research
Tracks Across Continents, Paths Through History: The Economic Dynamics of Standardization in Railway Gauge, University of Chicago Press, 2009. 

“Path Dependence in Spatial Networks: The Standardization of Railway Track Gauge,” Explorations in Economic History, 39 (July 2002): 282-314. 

“The Standardization of Track Gauge on North American Railways, 1830-1890,” Journal of Economic History, Dec. 2000. 

“Path Dependence in Technological Change”, New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2008 

“Path Dependence,” in R. Whaples, ed., EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, 2003. 

Review of Paul T. Heyne, “Are Economists Basically Immoral?” and Other Essays on Economics, Ethics, and Religion, in Faith and Economics, 54 (Fall 2009): 119-23. 

Review of Nils Brunsson, Bengt Jacobssen, and Associates, A World of Standards, in Journal of Economic Literature, 43 (June 2005): 521-22. 

Review of Doug Bandow and David L. Schindler, eds., Wealth, Poverty and Human Destiny, in Faith and Economics, 44 (Fall 2004): 45-57.

Association of Christian Economists
Economic History Association
Economic History Society

Contact Information
Department of Economics & Business

Douglas Puffert