Richard N. Langlois

Professor of Economics
University of Connecticut

Richard N. Langlois is a professor of economics at the University of Connecticut. Before coming to UConn in 1983, he was affiliated with the Center for Science and Technology Policy and the C. V. Starr Center for Applied Economics at New York University.

Langlois’ principal research areas are the economics of organization, the economics of institutions, and business history. Another focus of Professor Langlois’s work has been the economic history of technology. He has written on such industries as computers, semiconductors, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and software. Recently, Professor Langlois has turned his attention to explaining the changes in corporate organization in the late twentieth century, a set of phenomena he refers to as the Vanishing Hand.