Why do Americans place so much importance on economic indicators in evaluating their country? This is a central question in my new book, Measuring America.

Andrew Yarrow

Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of History

  • Andrew L. Yarrow has been teaching modern U.S. history at American University since 2006. He is a public policy professional, historian, journalist, and author of the new book, Measuring America: How Economic Growth Came to Define American Greatness in the Late 20th Century. A former New York Times reporter, he has a column in the Baltimore Sun and blogs for Education Week, and also has worked for the U.S. government, international organizations, and several think tanks.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., George Mason; MPA, Harvard; MA, Princeton; BA, UCLA.

  • CAS - History
  • Battelle Tompkins - 147

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