David Hollander

David Hollander

  • Associate Professor, Iowa State University
I study the economic history of late Republican and early Imperial Rome. I am the author of Money in the Late Roman Republic (Brill, 2007) as well as articles on Roman coinage, agriculture, and trade. I was the area editor for economy for The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (ed. Roger Bagnall et al., Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) and continue to serve in that capacity for its online editions. I co-chair the Society of Biblical Literature Early Christianity and the Ancient Economy program unit and am on the editorial board of the Ancient History Bulletin. Currently I am co-editing a Companion to Ancient Agriculture and writing a monograph on Farmers and Agriculture in the Roman Economy. An essay on Roman interest rates is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Economies in the Classical World, edited by Alain Bresson et al. (Oxford University Press).


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  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Selected Publications

“The Roman Economy in the Early Empire” in Paul and Economics, ed. T. Blanton and R. Pickett, Fortress Press (2017) 1–22.

“Risky Business: Traders in the Roman World” in Timothy Howe (ed.), Traders in the Ancient Mediterranean. Publications of the Association of Ancient Historians 11 (2015). 141–172.