Senior Lecturer in Economics


Ph.D., Yale University

Field of Specialty

Economic History, The Economics of Financial Institutions

Contact Information

Lemberg Academic Center 160

Scott A. Redenius

Scott Redenius came to Brandeis in 2008 after teaching at Knox College and Bryn Mawr College. He teaches Money and Banking and U.S. Economic History in addition to some of the core Economics courses and alternates with Mike Coiner as the Undergraduate Advising Head for the Economics Department.

Redenius' research area is U.S. financial history. His current projects focus on interregional capital flows, the integration of the U.S. monetary and payment systems, and issues relating to the founding and early operation of the Federal Reserve System.


Redenius, Scott A.. "__." Rev. of The Development of American Finance, by Martijn Konings. EH.NET 2013

Redenius, Scott A. and David F. Weiman. "Banking on the Periphery: The Cotton South, Systemic Seasonality, and the Limits of National Banking Reform." Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time. Ed. Paul W. Rhode, Joshua L. Rosenbloom, and David F. Weiman. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. 214-242.

Redenius, Scott A. "__." Rev. of A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States, by Stephen Mihm. Journal of Economic History vol. 68 June 2008: 640-642.

Redenius, Scott A. "Designing a National Currency: Antebellum Payment Networks and the Structure of the National Banking System." Financial History Review 17. 2 (2007): 207-228.

Redenius, Scott A. "Regional Economic Development and Variation in Postbellum National Bank Profit Rates." Business and Economic History On-Line 5. (2007)

Redenius, Scott A. "New National Bank Loan Rate Estimates, 1887-1975." Research in Economic History 24. (2006): 55-104.

Redenius, Scott A. "__." Rev. of Moving Money: Banking and Finance in the Industrializing World, by Daniel Verdier. EH.NET September 2004

Courses Taught

ECON 20a Introduction to Macroeconomics
ECON 28b The Global Economy
ECON 172b Money and Banking
EL 94a Experiential Learning Practicum