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The Rise of Academic Economists before World War I

Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, Nathaniel Grotte

Chapter in NBER book Political Arithmetic: Simon Kuznets and the Empirical Tradition in Economics (2013), Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte (p. 10 - 20)
Published in March 2013 by University of Chicago Press
© 2013 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Long-Term Factors in Economic Development

The rise of academic economists to their current prominence in public life did not happen overnight. This chapter describes some aspects of the evolution of the economics profession in the United States and the large role played by academic economists in the design of the welfare state.

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