Daniel Barbezat came to Amherst in 1988, the year he completed his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. The research for the first part of his career was on European international cooperation and rivalry in the 20th century. His dissertation, on the International Steel Cartel, won the Best Dissertation Award at the World Economic History Congress in 1991. In 1998 (with Larry Neal), he published The Economics of the European Union and the Economies of Europe for Oxford University Press. At Amherst he has taught a variety of courses but has specialized in economic history. In 2004, he won the Economic History Association’s Jonathan T. Hughes Prize of Excellence in Teaching Economic History. Most recently, Prof. Barbezat has begun work on happiness and economics and the role of introspection and awareness in decision-making.