The Life and Political Economy of Lauchlin Currie: New Dealer, Presidential Adviser, and Development Economist
Lauchlin Currie's contribution to monetary theory and policies during the New Deal and in the postwar period when he became one of the most important economic advisors to several presidents of Colombia is the subject of this biography. Currie was a major economic advisor to president Franklin D. Roosevelt, and as his administrative assistant from 1939 until the president's death in 1945 helped shape Roosevelt's thinking on economic issues.
His involvement in U.S. policymaking in China, where he directed Lend-Lease operations from 1941-1943, was one of the factors leading to his confrontation with Senator Joseph McCarthy. In 1949 he directed the first World Bank mission to Colombia.
Roger Sandilands had access to Currie's own papers and to previously unpublished material. In this biography he provides the reader with a critical evaluation of Currie's contribution to the literature on the theory and practice of economic development in general, together with an analysis of how his concepts were shaped during the New Deal and in post-World War II Colombia.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Treasury and Federal Reserve Board 193439
Peace and War 193945
Postwar America and the McCarthy Period 194554
The World Bank Mission to Colombia
A Farming Interlude the Return to Economic Advising
The Origins and Development
An Academic Interlude in Canada and Britain
Perspectives on the Future and the Past
Toward a General Theory of Reactivation
Bibliography of Curries Writings
Other editions - View all
administration agricultural Allyn Young American Banco Bogota budget capital Carlos Lleras Restrepo central bank changes Chiang Kai-shek China Chinese cities Committee Communist costs critical Currie's deficit demand deposits demand for money Depression Desarrollo Developing Countries discussed Eccles Economic Advisers economists effect elasticity of demand employment expansion expenditures exports Federal Reserve Board fiscal forces Harvard IBRD ideas important income increasing returns industry inflation interest rates investment Journal of Economic Kaldor Keynes Keynesian labor land later Lauchlin Currie leading sector lend-lease Lleras loans macroeconomic mainly mand Marriner Eccles memorandum ment mission monetary policy monetary theory money supply Morgenthau Nicholas Kaldor nomic Operation Colombia output overall paper percent Planeacion President Roosevelt problem productivity recommendations relatively role savings social Stilwell strategy tion United University urban velocity Virgilio Barco Washington World Bank