Louis Galambos, who has an A.B. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from Yale University, is a former Senior Fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been a Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, the Smithsonian’s Woodrow Wilson Center and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton University. He has held the Maguire Chair in American History and Ethics at the Library of Congress and received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
At Johns Hopkins University, Galambos is a Research Professor of History; Editor of The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower; and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise. He has taught at Rice University, Rutgers University, and Yale University and has served as President of the Business History Conference and the Economic History Association. A former editor of The Journal of Economic History, he has written extensively on modern institutional development in America, the rise of the bureaucratic state, and the evolution of the professions. His publications include a series of articles on the organizational synthesis of modern U.S. history, and for some years, he has been particularly interested in the interactions between public, private, and nonprofit institutions, including research universities. He has written 16 books, edited an additional 15, and published more than 70 articles and contributed chapters. In addition to editing The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower, Galambos served as co-editor of the Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise and Comparative Perspectives in Business History.
His article “The Entrepreneurial Culture and the Mysteries of Economic Development,” won The James Soltow Award from Essays in Economic & Business History in 2018. He has received teaching awards at Rice University and Johns Hopkins. He has received grants from the NEH, NHPRC, the IFPMA, and the Kauffman Foundation.