American Economic History

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Seymour E. Harris
Beard Books, Apr 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 572 pages
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Harris (1897-1974) was editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics . In this 1961 anthology (reproduced with no changes or additions) he presented 16 articles that represented some of the prominent mainstream thinking of the time on broad issues of American economic development. The material ex
 

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Contents

IDEAS AND THE ECONOMIC PROCESS
3
INCOME GROWTH AND STRUCTURAL CHANGE
26
A STATISTICAL SURVEY OF BASIC TRENDS
65
INTRODUCTION
95
MONEY
101
FISCAL POLICY
130
ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS
162
THE UNITED STATES IN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY 11901950
181
POPULATION AND IMMIGRATION
247
THE PATTERN OF EMPLOYMENT SINCE 1800
281
NATURAL RESOURCE POLICIES IN AMERICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
311
TRANSPORTATION IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY
340
THE DEVELOPMENT OF TRADES AND LABOR UNIONS
366
UNIONISM AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE MODERN PERIOD
420
AGRICULTURE
483
REGIONAL INCOME TRENDS 18401950
525

MOBILIZATION AND WAR
207
INTRODUCTION
241

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About the author (2002)

Seymour Edwin Harris (1897-1974), an economist, received an A.B. degree in 1920 and a Ph.D. in 1926 from Harvard. He taught throughout his lengthy career, and was Chairman of the Department of Economics both at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego. He was an adviser and consultant to numerous government officials, boards, commissions and councils. Dr. Harris was the author of more than twenty books, adn was the editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics from 1943 to 1964 and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics from 1947 to 1974.

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