Richard M. Abrams is a professor emeritus of history at Berkeley. He retired in 2007 after 50 years of teaching, first at at Columbia University (1957-60) and then at UC Berkeley (1961-2007). Abrams' expertise is in modern U.S. history, government-business relations, political economy of industrial societies, and the history of deregulation.
Abrams was a Fulbright Professor at the University of London (1968-69) and at Moscow State University (1989); and has lectured widely abroad, including in Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Japan, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He is author of America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change (Cambridge University Press, 2006); Conservatism in a Progressive Era; The Burdens of Progress; the editor of The Issues of Populist and Progressive Eras and co-editor of The Shaping of 20th Century America. He holds a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.