Richard F. America, Jr

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Richard F. America, Jr
InstitutionMcDonough School of Business
Haas School of Business
FieldIndustrial Economics, Labor Economics
Alma materPennsylvania State University (BA)
Harvard Business School (MBA)

Richard F. America Jr is an American economist who is Emeritus Professor of the Practice in the McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University.[1] He was among the founders of the National Economic Association, and served as the Association's president in 1985.[2] He was previously the Associate Director of Urban Programs at the University of California's Haas School of Business, a lecturer at Stanford Business School, and a Senior Program Manager in the U,S. Small Business Administration.[2]

America was among the first economists to advocate for reparations to Black Americans.[3][4]

Selected works[edit]

  • America, Richard F., ed. The wealth of races: The present value of benefits from past injustices. No. 132. Praeger, 1990.
  • America, Richard F., and Bernard E. Anderson Moving ahead: Black managers in American business. McGraw-Hill, 1978.
  • America, Richard F., ed. Philanthropy and economic development. United Nations Publications, 1995.
  • America, Richard F. Paying the Social Debt: What White America Owes Black America. ABC-CLIO, 1993.
  • America Jr, Richard F. "What Do You People Want?." Harvard Business Review 47, no. 2 (1969): 103–112.


  1. ^ "Georgetown University Faculty Directory". Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  2. ^ a b "National Economic Association 50th Anniversary Celebration and Honors Luncheon, page 13" (PDF). January 4, 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Richard America and Glenn Loury: Their Contributions To The Causes, Consequences, And Policy Remedies For Black-White Inequality". ResearchGate. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  4. ^ "Richard F. America |". Retrieved 4 January 2021.