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 Craig  Heinicke
Craig Heinicke
Visiting Professor of Economics
Dr. Heinicke takes a keen interest in improving student learning of economics. Dr. Heinicke participated in the fall of 2019 in a data-intensive multi-university study comparing computational and conceptual problems in the context of team based learning (TBL). TBL has shown much promise as an active learning method to improve student engagement and learning.
Heinicke W. Craig, Women Weavers in mid 19th Century Yorkshire: Specialization, Productivity and Wages, Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Chicago

Heinicke W. Craig, "A Case of "Gross Favoritism" for Agricultural Workers? The Selective Service System and Southern U.S. Paternalism During World War II", Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Cliometric Society
Selected Publications

Craig Heinicke, "Seasonal variation in production, household composition and earnings in cottage manufacture: Evidence from women weavers employed by a mid-19th century Yorkshire firm," Business History, 2019, DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2019.1582647

Craig W. Heinicke, Wayne A Grove, Machinery Has Completely Taken Over: The Diffusion of the Mechanical Cotton Picker, 1949-1964, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 2008, 65-96.

Craig W. Heinicke, Wayne A Grove, Labor Markets, Regional Diversity, and Cotton Harvest Mechanization in the Post-WWII U.S., Social Science History, 2005, 269-297.

Craig W. Heinicke, Wayne Grove, Better or Worse Opportunities? The Demise of Cotton Harvest Labor in the US, 1949 1964, Journal of Economic History, 2003, 63, 3, 736-767. 


Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration, Greenwood Milestones in African-American History, edited by Steven A. Reich (2006, Greenwood Press).

  • Cotton Belt, Impact of the Great Migration, Volume 1, 220-223.
  • Demographic Patterns of the Great Black Migration (1940 1970), Volume 1, 239-243.
  • Mechanical Cotton Harvester, Volume 2, 515-517.
M.A., University of Toronto 1984
Ph.D., University of Toronto 1991
Economic History
Contact Information
332 RSB
(804) 287-6355
(804) 289-8878 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Teaching: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Economic History
Research: Economic History, Economics of Institutions