Daniel Wortel-London

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Robin Einhorn
University of California, Berkeley


Daniel Wortel-London is a historian specializing in twentieth-century U.S. political economy, fiscal policy, and urban history. His dissertation, “Indebted to Growth: Real Estate and the Political Economy of Public Finance in New York City, 1871-1943” examines struggles over public finance policy in America’s largest city during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Daniel’s writing has been published in the Journal of Urban History, the Journal of Tourism History, and the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, where he also served as an editorial board member. He has worked as a research associate for numerous non-profit organizations including Civworld, the Adelphi Institute, and the Museum of the City of New York. Daniel received his B.A. in history and American studies from Ramapo College and an M.Phil. from the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the recipient of the 2019 Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics, the Bessie and George Levy Prize, and the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency. He received his Doctorate in 2020 from New York University.

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