Robert McGuire

Adjunct Research Professor, Economics, University of Akron

Dr. Robert McGuire is a research professor of economics University of Akron and co-author of Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress.

In the book, Robert McGuire and Philip Coelho integrate biological and economic perspectives into an explanation of the historical development of humanity and the economy, paying particular attention to the American experience, its history and development.

In their path-breaking examination of the impact of population growth and parasitic diseases, they contend that interpretations of history that minimize or ignore the physical environment are incomplete or wrong.