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)
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.